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.
The 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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  • Pity it was undergoing restoration, I was able to see it from the outside, but I'm happy anyway because deserves a lot. Expect finish work then I will return.
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  • Majestic and imposing structure, pity that at the time of our visit was not yet open to the public. Hopefully soon will reopen the doors, definitely worth a visit.
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  • The frontsite of the Church was to be painted. The Church was not unfortunately open for the public. But Anyway handsome.  more »
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