St. Francis of Assisi Cathedral

Rhodes, Greece

The St. Francis of Assisi Cathedral in the city of Rhodes, near the gate of St. Athanasius, between the two districts Acandia and St. John. The church is the cathedral of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Rhodes.

On September 20, 1936 the first stone was laid in the presence of Archbishop Giovanni Castellani and Italian Governor Mario Lago. The works for the construction of the church, designed by architect Armando Bernabiti, ended in 1939. In 1940 the church was equipped with an organ and enriched with 14 terracotta bas-reliefs depicting the Stations of the Cross, the sculptor Monteleone.

The frescoes on the walls of the choir were painted by Pietro Gaudenzi. On the ceiling above the central altar, a cross rises, around which symbols of the four evangelists are arranged symmetrically. Gaudenzi also are the paintings on the side altars representing, respectively, the Annunciation and St. Maurice.



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Dimokratias 28, Rhodes, Greece
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Founded: 1936
Category: Religious sites in Greece

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Dan Moravec (2 years ago)
Quiet place
S Jones (3 years ago)
Beautiful cathedral.
Ramez Salem (3 years ago)
Medium size church, detected to saint Francis of Assisi, you can see paintings from the life of saint Francis on the walls of the church, please check opening hours before you go there, from the church you can enter the upper gate of the old city (Gate St. Athanasius)
Krasi Tsvetkov (3 years ago)
There is no smoke without fire.!
Alexandr Sh (3 years ago)
Very beautiful and a place for the soul and thoughts about life and death
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