Cattedrale di Matera
Cattedrale di Matera
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AMsays
Thornhill, Canada3,744 contributions
Built between 1230 and 1270 the Cathedral soars above the sassi with majestic elegance. A masterpiece of Romanesque architecture, its façade is dominated by a rose window with 16 rays. Inside the stunning Last Judgement is the only remaining piece attributed to Rinaldo de Taranto. There is also the 13th century fresco of Madonna della Bruna that you must see.
It is in the Civita quarter, close to the cave houses of nearby Casalnuovo and Vico Solitario, open to the public.
I spent a few minutes here in quiet reflection and felt a complete catharsis.
Written August 1, 2022
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duhoz
Beroun, Czech Republic5,761 contributions
The 13th Romanesque cathedral Perching over Sasso Barisano and Caveosothis can not be overlook. It is one of landmark of Matera. Interesting interio, the main portal contains a statue of the Madonna della Bruna. Rose window showing a wheel of fortune, amazing ceiling and frescoes. In the morning time, quite busy time to enter, about 20 minutes to pay and get in. From Piazza Duomo or Bekveder della Cathedrale fantastic view and great spots to take pics of Matera.
Written November 11, 2021
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Vadim
Murmansk, Russia23,273 contributions
The Cathedral of Matera is visible from any point of Matera. It was finished in 1270 in Civita, at the highest point of Matera. The Cathedral was built in a simple Romanesque style of Puglia. Three statues are placed on the facade on the main door: the Madonna Della Bruna, the patron Saint of Matera in the center and St. Peter and Paul on the sides. Traditionally. The Central rose of the facade is depicted as a wheel of Fortune. External austerity promises asceticism within. Nothing like that. Luxury, gilding and ornate Baroque awaits us when we enter the Cathedral. The famous "Last judgment" mural is located to the right of the main entrance. This is the only surviving medieval fresco of the Cathedral, executed by Rinaldo da Taranto. It was found under later layers. Another masterpiece is the altar of Saint Michael located in the transept to the left. Access to it is not possible due to the scaffolding of the restorers. This Altobello Persio bas-relief can only be seen from a distance. The castle at the top allows us to see what the local Tramontano castle looked like in the XVI century. The main altar, restored in 1627 by Fabrizio Santafede. Everything here is sparkling and glittering as it should be in the Baroque...
Written March 28, 2020
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Israel R
Ra'anana, Israel16,126 contributions
From the outside, The Cattedral di Matera seems as a fairly ordinary building which does not imply his inside contennts. Plenty of decorations, pictures, woundrfull Stained Glass, statues and all kind of work of art you expect to see in a church. We entered and stayed shocked. One of the AMAZING churches we encountered during our Italy Trip. Highly recommended. NOT 2 B MISSED.
Written May 24, 2020
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Luis Enrique C
Brasilia, DF52 contributions
The Chapel of the Annunciation is very precious, with several sculptures, among which a beautiful Pieta in the upper part.
It is dedicated to Santa Maria della Brunna, whose Byzantine icon it has. And formerly there was in its place the church of San Eustaquio, patron saint of the city, and the ceiling is full of frescoes with scenes from her life.
Written June 15, 2020
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johnellen@mchsi.com
Jefferson City, MO732 contributions
This impressive church and bell tower were built in the 13 Century on the highest point of the city. The west side is dominated by a rose window. The Baroque style interior was added in the 17th and 18th Centuries. The columns and ceiling are gilded stuccoes and beautiful artwork.
Written January 10, 2020
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KestasKS
Vilnius, Lithuania2,695 contributions
Old Romanesque cathedral, beautifully decorated, although inside it has lots of baroque decorations.
Written September 27, 2020
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Mo S
Canada119 contributions
This cathedral is highlight decorated with lots of gold. There is a vantage from it over part of the city and it is free to enter and tour. Behind it is a church museum that isn’t worth the entrance fee.
Written October 8, 2019
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AntonellaTitti
Rome, Italy135 contributions
To many churches to visit and comment on each one if you have time each one needs to be seen as they are all unique.
Written September 8, 2019
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pags-21
Toronto, Canada122 contributions
well worth the walk up the stairs to the Cattedrale - gorgeous view and has a great bar to relax and refresh before heading back down.
Written September 1, 2019
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