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Cathedral, Urbino

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Urbino Cathedral is a Roman Catholic cathedral in the city of Urbino, Italy, dedicated to the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Since 1986 it has been the seat of the Archbishop of Urbino-Urbania-Sant'Angelo in Vado, and was previously the seat of the Archbishops of Urbino.HistoryThe first cathedral on the site was built here in 1021, to replace an earlier one located outside the city walls. Under the patronage of Count Federico da Montefeltro, it was rebuilt in the 15th century, based on a design attributed to Francesco di Giorgio Martini. Construction was not finished until 1604. The west front, using stone quarried from Furlo, was designed by Camillo Morigia and completed in 1782. It was ornamented with five statues, representing the three theological virtues of Faith, Hope, and Charity, between Saint Augustine to the left and Saint John Chrysostom to the right.On January 12, 1789, a powerful earthquake toppled the cupola, and made a reconstruction necessary. The project was entrusted to Giuseppe Valadier, and completed by 1801 in the present Neoclassical style.
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  • The cathedral looks fantastic from the outside. Note that the cathedral is still closed after the earthquake of August 2016 damaged the dome. We were told it would be closed for a year. Ŵe would have ...  more »
  • Due to the earthquake, the Duomo was under repair and reinforcement. It was a disappointment not to see the interior murals, but the structure itself, perched on its hilltop, adjacent to the palace, w...  more »
  • Urbino village is a nice place to stay. Nice environment to walk around The cathedral is quite interesting and inspired me to self reflect on all impressions I encountered the last few days.  more »
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  • Good old church with a nice simple interior.
  • Beautiful and interesting cathedral.
  • Beautiful.
  • The outside is beautiful. Internally I don't know because when I visited it was closed.
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  • I reviewed the Cathedral 3 years after the first visit and found it more impressive back then: the Interior was very well cleaned and sunlight alights graceful White columns and aisles reflecting a sense of peace. Very beautiful various votive altars placed under the paintings along the aisles and fascinating even the high altar.
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