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Beautiful inside

Beautiful inside and worth the walk through. Note there will be people begging for money when you... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Galaxy T
Sudbury, Canada
Great church

This church's construction started in the 12th century and the latest renovations took place in the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Prague, Czech Republic
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Piazza S.Pietro Barisano, Matera, Italy
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Beautiful inside and worth the walk through. Note there will be people begging for money when you leave.

Thank Galaxy T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This church's construction started in the 12th century and the latest renovations took place in the 17th century and gave the church its today's appearance. The central part is the only one which one can see from the outside. When you go down the stairs...More

Thank JanaZC
Reviewed 9 July 2018

Each one of the stone-hewn churches is unique and well-worth the visit. The variety of spaces and the fascinating "shelves" in San Pietro Barisano offered their own new emotions. I suggest also arriving at this church from "above" where you can practically touch the top...More

Thank humdrum2
Reviewed 25 June 2018

The rupestrian or hollowed out of rock churches are all over the Sassi area. The interiors feature early frescoes in various states of repair, but are wondrous to behold. Any one coming to Matera/Sassi should visit at least a few of the rupestrian churches. Each...More

Thank Linton3193
Reviewed 25 June 2018

This was a part of our three site ticket. 6 euro per person... this place is an expanded rock cave church - about 1000 AD. OK that alone is amazing!! Then they have beautiful frescoes still visible and tiny cave-like stair cases running around. There...More

Thank Steveage
Reviewed 31 May 2018

This beautiful cave church one of the highlights of our visit to Matera.It was one of a trio which you could combine.The other two are chiesa santa maria d'idris and chiesa santa lucia alle malve.It was by far the largest and most interesting

Thank petesaund
Reviewed 6 February 2018

The brochure has opening hours listed as -1st April to 1st November 10am / 7pm closed 2nd July, 2nd November to 31st March 10am/2pm closed 25th December Pay €3 for entry or buy a ticket for €6 and this gives entry to three of the...More

1  Thank Titus D
Reviewed 18 December 2017

We're not allowed to enter. When we asked why, they asked if we had made reservation. We saw nowhere this place needed reservation.

Thank Lraep
Reviewed 10 July 2017

This church has an extensive underground section; monks' corpses were "drained" in one area, wow. However the best part is that in the stairs/landings above the church, approached from Via S Cesarea, there's a great viewpoint that gives you the classic Matera view, with the...More

1  Thank NWtraveler969
Reviewed 12 April 2017

Go and visit this church a little further away on the stairs, get ready for a fairly big walk if you are touring in one day, but it is really worth the trip

Thank 648giovannac
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