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Cattedrale di Matera

Piazza del Duomo, Matera, Italy
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This church was used by the poor and aligns with the social stratification ie much lower down... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Interesting contrast to the Rupestrian churches

Big dominating cathedral that is in all your pictures of Matera. Inside, a nice fresco, much better... read more

Reviewed 10 July 2017
Seattle, Washington
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Piazza del Duomo, Matera, Italy
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This church was used by the poor and aligns with the social stratification ie much lower down. Locals still worship here and it is obvious that significant money has been spent on its restoration. The ceiling artwork is stunning and our guide explained the artworks...More

Thank NswAustraliaDidi
Reviewed 10 July 2017

Big dominating cathedral that is in all your pictures of Matera. Inside, a nice fresco, much better preserved (or restored) than those in the Rupestrian churches, has a scene of what awaits sinners.

Thank NWtraveler969
Reviewed 3 April 2017

This cathedral is a beautiful architecture. Very ornate inside. Lots of stained glass and art work. Splendid discovery of two small chapels on a level below the floor.

Thank Malillysr
Reviewed 28 March 2017

This cathedral has just underwent a complete renovation and it is beautiful. We did not get a guided tour so we probably did not get have of the history of the place but it is still worth a visit without a tour. I would definitely...More

Thank Scott M
Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

Dedicated to the Virgin Mary under the designation of the Madonna Della Bruno was completed in 1270. This Romanesque- style building has been restored to its former glory. Our guide explained the exterior, commenting on the side doors, meanings of art along doorways. The interior...More

Thank Virginia S
Reviewed 25 October 2016

Not the most spectacular Duomo in Italy, but nice to see in Matera. The area around it is very very nice.

Thank Dimana_g
Reviewed 24 September 2016

Beautiful example of Italian OTT cathedrals but with lovely little examples of deep religious roots. This is not a museum but a living church and the custodians were very firm with the chattering groups who arrived. The audio guide is clear and informative and cheap...More

Thank 36GrannyJ
Reviewed 12 September 2016

It is a very beautiful Cathedral and it is worth visiting once you are in Matera. A must go place for history lovers especially.

Thank Martin A
Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

We have visited maybe 3 or 4 dozen Cathedrals, and this has one of the most beautiful interiors. Not too big (as cathedrals go), but the setting in a large piazza is outstanding. And the gold in the interior is spectacular. Little of it is...More

Thank BunkyVA
Reviewed 13 July 2016

In the center of town off of a quiet square is the Duomo. It was nicely appointed with chapels that had lovely inlaid stone decorations.

Thank Leianne C
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