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Cattedrale di Urbino, 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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  • During our visit there was a remodeling/renovation place through which we have been able to admire the Cathedral not in its entirety. There are several beautiful old paintings in the Church. Originally built around 1020 and later (in the 15th century) rebuilt. Again destroyed by an earthquake in 1789 (well known in Italy) but again rebuilt and ready around 1800. Is worth they certainly but by all herbouwingen and adjustments, I think that she has to her original beauty.
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  • Little remains of the old Cathedral of Montefeltro, the ruins of time led to rebuilding and genre scenes by the Great Valadier to whom we owe the white travertine marble façade in white elegant neoclassical style. Baroque interior does not overburden and rich in works of art, including various altarpieces by Visitation and a remarkable visitation of Viviani. To see even an emperor who carries the cross of Palma il Giovane.
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  • In the main square stands the Cathedral that dominates the square and inside are paintings and objects of rare and antique features. To visit!
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  • Good old church with a nice simple interior.
  • architettura molto bella, risalta nel panorama deo tetti della città
  • 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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