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Piazza del Duomo, Matera, Italy
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Overlooking the Sassi, the handsome if plain ecxterior hides a remarkable interior. A beautiful cathedral in wonderful condition that is well worth not walking past!

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Cilybebyll
Reviewed 1 week ago

lovely ornate church which is worth a visit. What I like about churches in Italy is how you can cool down once you are inside on a hot day!

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Perry G
Reviewed 1 week ago

At top of the main rock that divides the two Sassi neighborhoods in the eastern part of town. Here is located the impressive Romanesque Cathedral built during the 13th century. The interior features a Baroque addition with a few medieval frescoes still remaining.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank thomasozbun
Reviewed 7 November 2018

After 6 weeks in Portugal and a Italy all cathedrals are staying to blend as one. Interesting to walk into,. The ceiling was of interst asvwas the main altar. If in area go and have a look.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Fair23
Reviewed 7 October 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Keith70
Reviewed 27 September 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 26 September 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Nastame
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

Date of experience: July 2018
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.

Date of experience: July 2018
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

Date of experience: June 2018
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