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Beautiful Cathedral

When you have finished looking around the Sassi do take time to visit this lovely Cathedral. It is... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Sheffield, United Kingdom
Definitely worth seeing if you're in Matera

This very unique historical church is built in the style of Matera dwellings that are carved into... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Rapid City, SD
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Reviewed 1 week ago

When you have finished looking around the Sassi do take time to visit this lovely Cathedral. It is a climb through the lanes of the Sassi but worth the effort.It is located in a lovely square. The contrast between the cave dwellings & this cathedral...More

Thank Keith70
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This very unique historical church is built in the style of Matera dwellings that are carved into rock. Complete with cisterns and basins used for water collection, this church boasts frescoes that date back to the 14th century. This site actually consists of two churches....More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The cathedral is set in a lovely square reached by a long climb trough narrow lanes The tufa style limestone makes some of the interior unique amongst cathedrals. Lovely ceiling. Shame that visitors ignore sings and do not respect the request not to take photographs....More

Thank Nastame
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The contrast between the cave dwellings & this cathedral is stark, Interior has been embellished over the centuries & now includes fine frescoes & canvas paintings, fabulous inlaid marble, stone carvings & all highlighted by gold leaf trimmings

Thank Darrel J
Reviewed 18 August 2018

The cathedral was built in the 13th century. Construction began in 1203 and was completed in 1270. It was dedicated to Santa Maria della Bruna, a protector of the city. While we visited there was a festival to celebrate the protector, it was amazing. My...More

Thank JanaZC
Reviewed 10 July 2018

In order to see how people lived in this very rustic area you need to visit the churches. These people lived with very little and yet you can still see the pride that they had in their faith through the churches.

Thank 712christineg
Reviewed 29 June 2018

Sitting in a square at the highest point of the city there is a magnificent view from this Cathedral. Once through the door you are struck by the amazing décor which is highlighted by the ceiling and the altar. Everywhere you look has the most...More

Thank Stephen51
Reviewed 19 May 2018

The duomo has been cleaned and refurbished and is a beautiful church today. The architecture and decoration are magnificent. At the front left of the cathedral, there are fascinating excavations of an even earlier church with painted walls.

Thank GeorgeFMarkhamON
Reviewed 29 April 2018

Let’s face it, Italy is not short of awesome cathedrals/basilicas/churches, so we were a little unprepared as we went in, for the amazing interior. Built in the 1200’s, and altered in some areas since, the Matera Duomo is absolutely one of the most ornate and...More

Thank seljangolf
Reviewed 14 April 2018 via mobile

Smaller cathedral and no pictures inside, but I snuck two anyway :p The stain glass windows stuck out the most when the sun was setting. Dress modest!

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