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Cattedrale di Urbino

P.zza Pascoli 1, 61029 Urbino, Italy
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Ranked #7 of 12 Attractions in Urbino
Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

The Cathedral looks astownishing form the outside, inside is as great in space as on the outside. In terms or decoration is a bit poor. No marbles or gold foil nowhere to see. Plain walls.

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Innsbruck
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Churches in the region are elegant and strong, simple statements. An impossing stone facade makes way for a mainly white interior with a number of interesting paintings.

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

Reminiscent of a Wedgwood style of pottery decoration, this beautiful cathedral is painted in a refreshing shade of pale green. The statues, paintings and floors are all magnificent works of art. Always look up and make sure you visit the side chapels they are superb.

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Cairo, Egypt
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2013

I loved the place, the whole city of Urbino with its narrow streets and top-of-mountain view is nice :)

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Stockholm, Sweden
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2012

As with many things in Urbino, the Duomo looks more impressive from the outside than on the inside. As cathedrals go, this is a bit bare and the chapel in the grotto underneath the church is also a bit dull and you don't feel as if you are getting much for the entry fee.

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Cuneo
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2012

It has a wide and white Renaissance facade. The interior is majestic. The decorations, statues and paintings in the 2 chapels flanking the choir aisle are really wonderful.

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Pesaro, Italy
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2012

Apart from the splendid painting by Federico Barocci it's a perfect, cold and big church that has nothing to do with the town it's in.

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Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2012

Perhaps it is because the Duomo in Urbino was decorated in a later period than the great cathedrals and churches of Firenze, Siena, Assisi and the like, that we found it more accessible and far more beautiful. I know that tastes differ, and others may disagree entirely with what I am about to say... Here you do not find the... More

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2012

Except for the little chapel to the side of the altar which is all that remains of the original 14th century cathedral; the present building with its imposing facade dates from C19. It suggests temporal might rather than the spiritual humility of the servants of God.

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Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2012

It has a dominating, stark, yet beautiful facade. Inside is breathtakingly beautiful with large solid white columns and a huge dome before the main altar plus smaller domes. Considerable light emanates from the high windows and everything is painted creamy white and pale pastel green.

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