Cathedral, Urbino

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World heritage site · Religious Site · Historic Site
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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  • We visited here and unfortunately there is renovations going on so we couldn’t go inside. But, the exterior facade was very beautiful to look at.  more »
  • A splendid building unfortunately closed for repair following the second earthquake in its history. On 12 January 1789, a powerful earthquake toppled the cupola, and restoration was completed by...  more »
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