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Address: Piazza del Duomo, Matera, Italy
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Restoration work is in progress. I have given it four stars since the walk through the town towards this cathedral is interesting and the numerous monuments around this cathedral... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 4, 2015

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Unfortunately it was covered in scaffolding on the inside when we went to have a look, but the bits we could see where stunning. It looks quite dull from the outside, but it's beautiful inside.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

Restoration work is in progress. I have given it four stars since the walk through the town towards this cathedral is interesting and the numerous monuments around this cathedral are fascinating and amazing.

Thank SagarVS
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

Climbed up the hill to visit only to find it closed and covered in scaffolding so unable to give it any score

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

Finding any of the attractions in Matera requires some serious cardio work on the many steps and steep paths. Having spent 2 days in Matera we made the climb to the Cathedrale, one of the highest points in the town. Unfortauntaley it is mostly covered in scaffolding and plastic sheeting but what you can see of it looks really great... More 

Thank DTM56
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

There are certainly religious buildings with more architectural features, more 'frescos' details and a richest interior. However a Cultural heritage building is always nice. Its symbolism and cultural role is more than enough to get a wow reaction ! If you go to Matera, do not miss it !

Thank DCMartins
London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

When we went it was open just for that day, while the renovations were paused. Health and safety concerns aside, it was a nice cathedral with some nice frescos and ornamentation, but there are more exciting and beautiful cathedrals elsewhere.

Thank RolloMcFluff
Naxxar, Malta
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Stands prominently high on a stepped parvis in the square. The facade displays the characteristics of and era of the Sassi.

Thank JoeMalta735
Hordle, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Nothing much at all to see at present as it is all closed off. Good views from the outside square of Matera. Other than that not worth a visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

The Matera Cathedral is undergoing a massive restoration which has resulted in most of the exterior being protectively shrouded. The spire is still there as a major landmark as you walk around this fascinating city with its cave dwellings that go back to many centuries. The cathedral does have a viewing area where you can see the interior restoration work.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

You can see inside works through a glass walled viewing room which is interesting. I don't know how long it will be closed but looks to be months yet. Lots of gold leaf and very pretty interior

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