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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.
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
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
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
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.
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.
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