Assisi Cathedral

Local nameCattedrale di San Rufino
LocationAssisi, Italy

Assisi Cathedral, dedicated to San Rufino is a major church in Assisi, Italy. This stately church in Umbrian Romanesque style was the third church built on the same site to contain the remains of bishop Rufinus of Assisi, martyred in the 3rd century. The construction was started in 1140 to the designs by Giovanni da Gubbio, as attested by the wall inscription visible inside the apse. He may be the same Giovanni who designed the rose-window on the façade of Santa Maria Maggiore in 1163.

The cathedral has been important in the history of the Franciscan order. In this church Saint Francis of Assisi, Saint Clare, and many of their original disciples were baptised. It was on hearing Francis preaching in this church in 1209 that Clare became deeply touched by his message and realized her calling.

Tags CathedralChristianPlace of WorshipCatholic
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More information and contact

Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Assisi_Cathedral

Official website http://www.assisimuseodiocesano.com/

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Museo-Diocesano-e-Cripta-di-San-Rufino-274471792702076/timeline/?ref=ts

Address 1 Piazza San Rufino

Coordinates 43°4'13.419" N 12°37'4.091" E

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