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Address: Piazza del Duomo, Matera, Italy

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Under Restoration

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
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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.

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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.

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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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Melbourne, Australia
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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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Dorset
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
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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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
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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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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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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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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Address: Piazza del Duomo, Matera, Italy
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Basilicata  >  Province of Matera  >  Matera

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