Basilica CattedraleCurrently Closed
- Address: Via Quattro novembre, 35, 47900 Rimini, Italy
- Timings: 08:30 am - 07:00 pm Details
- Phone: +39-054151130
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
- Tags: Family And Kids, Architecture , Cathedral
The Tempio Malatestiano (Italian Malatesta Temple) is the cathedral church of Rimini, built during the 15th Century. Officially dedicated to St. Francis, it takes its popular name from Sigismondo Pandolfo Malatesta, who commissioned its reconstruction by the famous Renaissance theorist and architect Leon Battista Alberti around 1450. The original church had to be reconstructed as a personal mausoleum for Sigismondo Malatests and his lover. The church stands out because of its wide marble façade that is decorated with beautiful sculptures. The interior too, is tastefully done.
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89.34% of people who visit Rimini include Basilica Cattedrale in their plan
09 AM - 10 AM
44.64% of people start their Basilica Cattedrale visit around 09 AM - 10 AM
People usually take around 1 Hr to see Basilica Cattedrale
92.06% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Basilica Cattedrale
It's near the square so can be visited
Recently renovated, this cathedral is not the conventional church you'll often find. Some people dislike its "unfinished" shape, but I think that's what makes this place special. Step in to admire some valuable art pieces
The most impressive monumental monument in Rimini is the Malatestano Church, attracting many visiting European tourists for its complex historical story. It was originally the city's Cathedral of Saint Francis, and in the 15th century Sigismund Malatesta, a member of the Malatesta family that ruled Rimini, changed it to a family church, The tomb of the three wives, while the coffins of the other members of the family, are placed above the tower on the outside of the church. Much of the facade of the church was largely unfinished, built by Alberti, one of the greatest architects of the time in Florence. The marble railing separates the chapel on the edge from the spacious nave with holy, lovely little cherubs on the top of the railing, and the chapel closest to the altar is to the south with Piero de la Frontera Cesc to create murals. Located on IV Novembre on November 4th Avenue, as a masterpiece of the Italian Renaissance, the Malatesta Church tells a touching love story. The story takes place in 1450. Sigismund, the wife of Sigismund and his last wife, Isotoy Dey Atti, plans to make a beautiful mausoleum for himself and his wife. Designed and constructed by Leon Battista Alberti, the giants in the history of architecture, the magnificent marble facades are white and holy, containing a series of altars and treasures: Giotto's 10 Bitter, Piero The wall paintings by Della Francesca, as well as some precious bas-reliefs, the angels are playing on a blue background. The birth of the Malatesta church in the heyday of the Renaissance philosophy, not only praised God, but also praised the personal spirit, is Sigismund. Although his plan was not completed in the end, but also called unfinished architectural masterpiece.
Beautiful and nicely decorated temple.