Chiesa di San Francesco d'Assisi

Chiesa di San Francesco d'Assisi

Chiesa di San Francesco d'Assisi
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BrakiWorldTraveler
Belgrade, Serbia17,797 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Family
A classic and really beautiful Baroque Church from 13c. It's set on one of the busiest squares with many bars and restaurants around, as well street performers. Free to enter to admire beautiful altar and wooden ceiling.
Written 10 October 2023
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phat_dawg_21
Alpharetta, GA13,464 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Couples

This is another thirteenth century church that has undergone many renovations. Today it has a beautiful Baroque façade and interior.

Note the beautiful ceilings, and side chapels intricately carved altars.
Written 20 September 2023
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AMsays
Thornhill, Canada4,121 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
The nucleus of the church was an ancient underground one dedicated to Saints Peter and Paul. Its name dates back to San Francesco d'Assisi’s visit to the church in 1218. The church has had numerous transformationsn - the original structure from the first half of the 13th century was enlarged in the 15th century, assumed its current state in the 18th century with the construction of the baroque facade with 3 statues - The Immaculate Conception and San Francesco a Sant’Antonio.
The interior has a single nave. It is festooned with glittering relics, a beautiful painted flat ceiling and many religious artifacts and paraphernalia.
In the square where this church sits is some artwork by Salvador Dali commemorating Matera being an European City of Culture in 2019.
Written 1 August 2022
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IDoLoveFood
Belgium668 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2021
Because of the opulence of this church and its exceptional outside decorations, it is somewhat an example of baroc architecture. And Matera has quite a lot of monuments like these
Written 16 November 2021
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Vadim
Murmansk, Russia26,888 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019
The Church named after the famous founder of the religious order was built in the XIII century on the basis of the Church of Peter and Paul. Its remains are preserved along with a fresco depicting a visit of Pope urban II, the ideologue of the first crusade, to Matera in 1093. Little remains of the original Church as a result of numerous reconstructions. The interior is not impressive. But the facade is magnificent. Architects Vito Valentino and Tommaso Pennetta rebuilt the facade in the Baroque style in the XVIII century. Despite the name, not Francis of Assisi is placed in the center, but the virgin Mary. Francis was placed on the side, with Anthony of Padua added for symmetry. I don't know why.
Written 24 March 2020
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Gabriel H
Bellaire, TX7,131 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
On the piazza of the same name, the exterior of this church reminded us of churches in Spain and South America. Elaborate stone carvings and statues lead to a double-pane door. The interior is nicely decorated with stucco and pastel colors, but the ceiling is low and flat, painted in geometric figures and unimpressive. The wooden pulpit, with a few carved decorations and gold paint is unimpressive. The marble altar is plain, behind it offers several small paintings crowned by the organ pipes. The windows offer modest stained glass, and the ensemble is attractive, but not memorable.
Written 16 November 2019
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DaisyChain12
Hitchin, UK1,593 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019 • Couples
Reading the details on this church there has been a fair amount of restoration over the years. The facade is 1751. The church was built on top of first half of 13th century underground Franciscan community complex’s.
There are so many beautiful churches in Matera but it is worth a look. Entry is free.
Written 21 October 2019
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coconutugly
Marbella, Spain1,496 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Solo
This 13thC church was built on another ancient church, which is accessible through a trapdoor in the third chapel to the left. The facade is a gorgeous Baroque facade.
Written 22 September 2019
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David A
Preston, UK518 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Friends
Whilst there is nothing wrong with the church, there are many better examples in the region. With so much to see in Matera, I wouldn't go out of my way to see this.
Written 2 June 2019
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BookCentsBabe
181 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2018 • Friends
The best way to get around in Matera is on foot. This place is often overlooked but it's in plain site! It's also a great place for a photo op.
Written 3 December 2018
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