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Cattedrale di Matera

Piazza del Duomo, Matera, Italy
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Very good audioguide

The exterior of the Duomo is more arresting than the interior. The lady on the desk ably assisted... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Beautiful Cathedral

This old Cathedral has been beautifully restored. It easy to find as it's located on the Piazza... read more

Reviewed 14 October 2017
Alec D
Seattle, Washington
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Piazza del Duomo, Matera, Italy
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The exterior of the Duomo is more arresting than the interior. The lady on the desk ably assisted by a chaming girl with Down's Syndrome gave me an audioguide and explained in good English how to use it. It made the tour of the church...More

Thank susanwalsh
Reviewed 14 October 2017

This old Cathedral has been beautifully restored. It easy to find as it's located on the Piazza Del Duomo.

Thank Alec D
Reviewed 2 October 2017

The construction on the cathedral began in1230 & was finished in 1270. The entire decorative scheme was renewed in XVIII to conform with the lexicon if the day. In 1776 the main alter was replaced so a lot of maintenance has been carried out over...More

Thank Wendy w
Reviewed 22 September 2017

A beautiful churche of a perfect location looking at the sasso. Most impressive was the way the churche has been restored. This is the way Matera should be prepared for 2019.

Thank Tramx
Reviewed 24 August 2017

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
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