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Palazzo Pomarici | Via San Giacomo, 751000 Matera, Italy
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Ranked #10 of 36 Attractions in Matera
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums
Most recent review
- Jul 21, 2014
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Hasselt, Belgium
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

The Musma has an unique setting, just like every other place in Sassi, but the collection is only for real addicts. Little bit overpriced.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Sculpture from internationally acclaimed artists. The sculptures sits inside the cavities within the caves, almost becoming one with them. Very unique.

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Tucked away on a terraced hillside in Matera, the Museum of Modern Art features interesting modern sculptures in radial cave galleries on the ground floor with a more traditional stone second level. We went to see the art during the daytime but were pleasantly surprised to find out that there would be an evening event - we returned after dinner... More

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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

If in Matera, must visit this museum. The perfect harmony of modern sculptures in an historical and unique setting. Great value for the money.

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Floriana, Malta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

This museum of modern art is housed in four or five caves which provides an interesting contrast whether you like modern art or not.

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Hanmer, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

Be sure to visit this museum. The setting for contemporary sculpture in a series of caves, nooks and crannies gives the pieces a perfect setting and they can really shine. We had the place completely to ourselves - you don't get that at the Guggenheim!

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New Cumberland, Pennsylvania
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2013

MUSMA sits in the Sassi area of the town of Matera. My family and I have been to MOMA and L'Orangerie and the Pompidou amongst other fine museums. MOMA stands on it's own. They have a very interesting array of art from different time periods from around the world. The presentation of the pieces are brilliant. If you took the... More

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New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

Get insight into how life was for those living in the caves. Set up pretty much how it was when the last people left in 1958 . Apparently when they were asked to leave some resisted Good value at 2euros

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

Very good sculpture museum but we would have liked to have been told more about the setting of the sculptures. Some of the caves were interestingly shaped with mysterious holes in the floors and walls and we were desperate to know what they had been used for! The sculptures were very good, and there were a lot of them. We... More

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Bathurst, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013

Some sculptures are better than others but the overall impression is fascinating. Not sure why, but the crowds here were fewer than elsewhere in Matera. Perhaps it needs to be promoted more. Well worth an hour or so of your time.

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