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Church of Santa Maria de Idris

| Sasso Caveoso, 75100, Matera, Italy
+39 327 980 3776
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This church is carved into a huge rock pinnacle jutting from the lip of a gorge.
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| Sasso Caveoso, 75100, Matera, Italy
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+39 327 980 3776
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Reviewed 12 April 2018

Santa Maria de Idris was the highlight of our exploration of Matera. Beginning with a small church, it unfolds into ever more marvels carved deep within the cavern. The claustrophobic sense of what it must have been like to live in these caves is immediate,...More

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Reviewed 18 March 2018

Every corner in Matera's old town is amazing, try to catch the views and enjoy the great scenery. The structure of the town worth exploring including houses, churches and buildings of different functions.

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Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

This medieval church, caved in the rock, is the perfect example of what Matera represents, its architectural and unique print. Outside, a great view on the city and the Murgia. Inside, a spiritual and timeless atmosphere. Every visitor is surrounded by some of the most...More

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Reviewed 22 February 2018

You can get a ticket for entering the church for 3 euro OR you can get a ticket to enter this and other 2 churches for 6 euros (which I recommend). Anyway, this is the most fascinating of them all. It's definitely the most authentic...More

Thank Vladimir1998
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Reviewed 30 December 2017

The town is an historical collection of homes, churches and stables set within the caves of the the mountains. An amazing experience. The church itself is beautiful. The local people sell their works of art - make sure you buy a local piece and not...More

Thank PSlowly
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Reviewed 18 November 2017

This is one of the many churches located in Matera. This one is worth your visit because it is very unique. It is fairly easy to find and has some interesting fresco's

Thank Alec D
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Reviewed 16 October 2017

This is a unique church because it is self-contained inside the tower-like outcropping of rock, not hidden inside a hillside. You can walk up and around the entire building for great views of the river gorge and Matera itself. It is very architecturally interesting. Inside,...More

Thank Christopher T
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Reviewed 24 August 2017

Two churches in one built on a rocky outcrop have panoramic views of old Matera. Once inside one sees first hand the amazing frescos dating back to the 11th century. Our guide one again proved invaluable as she pointed out and explained the points of...More

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Reviewed 20 July 2017

Very interesting place. Highly recommend not to miss it in Matera. The rock hewn church is located to the top of the Mount and is totally curved into the rock. The place also have the wonderful view.

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Reviewed 16 July 2017

There are amazing frescoes here, some as old as 900 years. You can get a joint ticket for 6 Euros for here and two of the other rupestrian churches. Would recommend first starting in Casa Noha, which shows a series of 4 short films (about...More

Thank J S
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