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Matera Cathedral

Address: Piazza del Duomo, Matera, Italy
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Ranked #25 of 37 Attractions in Matera
Type: Religious Sites, Sights & Landmarks
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Tortona, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

The Matera Cathedral is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful and important churche in the city, in the heart of the historic center of the city it has a dominant position since it is a rather large structure, unfortunately, is still under renovation and therefore not accessible inside, you just have to settle for admiring its facade and fantastic views... More 

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Buckinghamshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

Sadly closed for repair in Feb. 2014 it is nevertheless worth visiting the cathedral for its situation high in the Sassi and for the extensive views the square affords.

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London
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

We went there a couple of days ago and yes it is still closed. Doesn't look like it will be opening any time soon. To reach the Cathedral is a steep climb up stone steps from the Sassi. As mentioned there is a nice view from the top. The outside of the Cathedral is lovely but we felt there should... More 

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Wiltshire, UK
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

STILL being renovated inside so you can't get anywhere close with the fencing all around! Builders were on site. Based on reviews over years I would not wish to guess if/when they will ever finish. Shame! You do get a magic view of the Sassi area from the plazza outside it though.

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switzerland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

was looking forward to this, but it is being renovated inside so you can't get anywhere close with the fencing all around! all the doors were open for the builders but still couldn't get a glimpse in! looks like its under work for at least several weeks if not more

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New York City
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2012

This building is undergoing renovation, but the Romanesque exterior is well worth seeing. Great sculptural details.

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Constancia, Portugal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2012

It´s nothing from other world, but is a really sympathic cathedral, well located! One of the important things you must visit in Matera, or if you don´t like to go inside cathedrals, just seat outside and feel the place!

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Italy
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2012

We are adding this information to save people having to walk the steep street up to the Cathedrale. If you do walk up then go at night when the town below is lit up like a Christmas crib scene. Interesting little shops on the way selling craft items.

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London
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2012

The cathedral was closed for renovations but we thoroughly enjoyed wandering around Matera. A word of caution - we visited on a brilliantly suuny but cool April day, we might have been less impressed if we had been climbing stairs etc in the August heat. We parked on the outskirts of town and walked in (parking was cheap). There are... More 

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Nags Head, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2012

must see the art work and hand craft is amazing. THe catheral are awesome.

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