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Piazza San Francesco 4, 75100, Matera, Italy
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Reviewed 5 October 2015

This is a small but impressive church and you can have a look when you walk through town. Its exterior is interesting and you could allot 10 minutes for this attraction.

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Reviewed 29 June 2018

Another beautiful Baroque church with an impressive façade in the centre of the city. Although there are a lot of churches in Matera this is another well worth a visit.

Thank Stephen51
Reviewed 15 April 2018 via mobile

Small cute church. The courtyard always has children playing soccer, probably because it is one of the few flat areas in the city. Inside is nicely decorated with cute benches that only fit two people.

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Reviewed 14 October 2017

This is another beautiful church in Matera. The facade on this church is really lovely and well worth seeing.

Thank Alec D
Reviewed 30 May 2017 via mobile

I really liked the facade on this building. The architecture is very interesting. The inside is less impressive but worth peaking inside.

Thank Ramadama
Reviewed 7 December 2016

Baroque church that gained its current appearance in 18th century. Original structure was dating back to 13th century. Previous shrine was allegedly visited by St. Francis of Assisi, hence the name. Facade is great, inside it's rather not very interesting.

Thank KrisD_pl
Reviewed 30 October 2016

An interesting baroque architecture. You should see the details. The interior has one nave, with chapels on the sides.

Thank luissa_m
Reviewed 12 July 2016

We didn't go in, but from the outside it is beautiful, especially at sunset as the color of the rock changes to all sorts of colors. Children playing soccer in front of the stairs was also fun to watch.

Thank MTRose
Reviewed 20 June 2016

Built in 1870, this Baroque style church is a beautiful sight. You will find the church at the end of Via del Corso, intersecting with Via Ridola. I believe the beginnings of the church were in the 13th Century. It is thought that St. Francis...More

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Reviewed 5 October 2015

This is a small but impressive church and you can have a look when you walk through town. Its exterior is interesting and you could allot 10 minutes for this attraction.

1  Thank SagarVS
Reviewed 14 September 2015

A fabulous church with imposing style and architecture, outside, and some lovely features inside, set slightly above the height of the square with a fantastic facade set with statues in a typical baroque style.

Thank David M
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