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Malatestiano Temple, Rimini

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Originally a Gothic-style Franciscan church, Malatestiano Temple was expanded in the 15th century by Sigismondo Pandolfo Malatesta, who commissioned its transformation into a personal mausoleum for his lover and himself. Though he died before seeing the project's completion, it remains an important work of Renaissance architecture. See the stories of Malatesta’s ancestors and his own life in the works throughout, and stop to observe Giotto’s crucifix, one of the most celebrated masterpieces within. Though the church was heavily damaged during World War II, it was later restored with pieces recovered from the rubble. By using our Rimini trip builder, you can arrange your visit to Malatestiano Temple and other attractions in Rimini.
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  • A treasure that should be mandatory to know, starting with dallescuole and tourists from all over the world. Tip: get there with great seriousness.
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  • Alberti, Piero della Francesca, and even Giotto. These names are good reasons to visit this place. A fantastic decoration. Stunning.  more »
  • On the road from the Center towards the railway station, it is impossible not to pay attention to the Church of St. Francis. It is necessary to go inside
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  • Emblem of Italian Renaissance architecture, the temple was conceived from a previous Romanesque church by Sigismondo Malatesta, Lord of Rimini. The opera was built to designs by Leon Battista Alberti, but will never be completed. Conceived as a set of cubes that interpenetrate, was supposed to hold a large dome ever turned, so much so that the current coverage is still trusses. The Interior has a series of chapels and funerary monuments decorated with excellent carvings and reliefs alluding to astrological wisdom, and themes that refer to the neoplatonic philosophy in vogue at the Italian Renaissance courts.
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  • ITA Singles is the name by which this religious building is known: "Temple", to the classic style of its architecture, Malatesta "," because on everything sovereign dominates undisputed Sigismondo Pandolfo Malatesta, Lord of Rimini. Next to the temple, recently restored, has recently placed the sarcophagus of the patron of the city, "the Ark of Saint Gaudenzo". The marble Tomb, classic fit with limestone lid bears on the sides and on the front three Latin crosses in bas-relief. Next to the Cathedral you can visit the Museum "TREASURES of the Cathedral" where are exposed vestments, liturgical equipment, chalices, paintings, manuscripts and a bas-relief of the 13th century. On September 29, 2002 the Cathedral was as a minor BASILICA. Visit the Tempio Malatestiano is free and is only banned during religious services held at the following times: Bank holidays 11.00 and 17.30 17.30-holidays. On these occasions the Church can not be visited already one hour before Holy Mass, for the recitation of the Rosary. Access for people in wheelchairs is on the left side of the main door that is accessed through the gate that opens onto the garden of the Diocesan curia.
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  • The light filtering in the Malatesta Temple is unique. Changing and allows you to make great photographs
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  • We were forbidden to enter the Church and we were literally driven by a gentleman rude half an hour before the start of the mass. Our intention was to attend mass of 11.00, and we arrived early at 10.30. They told us to wait half an hour in the rain because it was forbidden to enter the Church. Stunned, we hailed the caretaker and tourists say "never again" to the city
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