Chiesa di Sant'Agostino e San Giovanni Evangelista, Rimini
14 Via Cairoli, Rimini 47900
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This is one of Rimini's oldest churches, built around 1200 in Romanesque-Gothic style. Today only the belltower, the ... More
Chiesa di Sant'Agostino e San Giovanni Evangelista
This is one of Rimini's oldest churches, built around 1200 in Romanesque-Gothic style. Today only the belltower, the tallest in the city, and the apse can be seen as the rest of the building is a reconstruction. It was dedicated to St John the Evangelist but, having been built by Augustinian hermits, it was always known locally as the church of St Augustine and is still known by that name. Following the 1916 earthquake, a series of frescoes was discovered which has become one of the most important examples of the Rimini pictorial school. The subjects are the Universal Judgement and scenes from the life of the saint and it is now kept in the city museum. Its authorship is attributed to the Master of Arengo. A large crucifix similar to the one painted by Giotto for the Malatesta Temple (and also attributed to the Master of Arengo) is kept in the baptistery.
Construction of this church started at the end of the 14th Century by the Dominican friars. It was completed at
the beginning of the 15th Century. The remains of 25 chief magistrates are buried here. The sepulchral monuments are ...
Although the Baptistery's precise origins remain unclear, its foundations are known to date back to Roman times. The central doors
are stunning works of art, depicting scenes from the Old and New Testament and they have been called The ...
This very old church, commissioned by the Doge Giustiniano Partecipazio and Byzantine Emperor Leo V, houses paintings by Bellini, Tintoretto,
Palma il Giovane, and Alessandro Vittoria. It was started by Antonio Gambello and finished by Mauro Codussi, who was ...