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Basilica Cattedrale (Tempio Malatestiano)

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The only Cathedral I have seen based in a Roman temple

This Cathedral is not spectacular from the point of view of the external view but what I find... read more

Reviewed 7 July 2018
Ricardo B
London, United Kingdom
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Pretty plain outside but interesting inside

As with many Italian churches the outside is pretty plain but inside there is plenty of interest... read more

Reviewed 29 December 2017
Peter S
Bradford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 7 July 2018 via mobile

This Cathedral is not spectacular from the point of view of the external view but what I find amazing is that it is just an almost intact converted Roman temple. In white marble and full of old Roman details

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Reviewed 29 December 2017

As with many Italian churches the outside is pretty plain but inside there is plenty of interest (if you like old churches - which I do). Cute little carvings of cherubs and would you believe elephants decorate the inside, it is worth a visit.

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Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

This is close to the centre and the interior of the church is nice and it is free to visit. One of the must see churches in Rimini.

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Reviewed 11 October 2017

the history of the tempio, off course, is sad. It 's dedicated solely to the tiran Sigismondo Malatesta.Nowadays it's famous for it's art inside.

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Reviewed 10 October 2017

Large, large, large.sober, majestic and very, very beautiful.Marble facade, decorated by sculptures.The church was heavily damaged during World War II, and then it was reconstructed.

Thank Tamsim
Reviewed 21 September 2017

Absolutely amazing, wow effect 100%. Worth a visit at night when nobody is around and you could imagine the impression our grang-grand-grand parent used to feel passing by. Tempio Malatestiano is really something special and I never thought that something of this kind could be...More

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Reviewed 1 September 2017 via mobile

Tempio Malatestiano is a big and beautiful church, but it is not much to see in it. In spite of that, it is still a must-see in Rimini.

Thank Puri P
Reviewed 13 August 2017

We were walking in central Rimini and saw a big line of people waiting to enter the Cathedral, so we joined inside. The Basilica of Malatestiano Temple is simply amazing, the architecture, the art, the statues, all are worth your time. A must see in...More

1  Thank Papillonul
Reviewed 1 June 2017

Sigismondo Pandolfo Malatesta ordered the reconstruction of the Gothic Franciscan basilica around 1450 as a mausoleum for he and his mistress Isotta. It was designed by the noted architect Leon Battista Alberti (who designed the upper facade of Santa Maria Novella in Florence and the...More

1  Thank NewMexicans_10
Reviewed 11 May 2017

I wasn't able to go to this cathedral but my sisters were and they were impressed. It is centrally located near the other antiquity sites in central Rimini and certainly worth a visit. Coming from America seeing these well-maintained sites is a bit overwhelming but...More

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Response from Peter S | Reviewed this property |
Hi New York, there was a mass advertised at 1100 which I tried to attend in October 2017. At 1055 there was virtually no one in the Cathedral, no sign of a congragation, no priest evident but a man walled down the aisle... More