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Cattedrale di Matera

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Cattedrale di Matera

889 Reviews
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Following the COVID-19 pandemic, this tour will be carried out with radio transmitter and receiver for each participant, in order to comply with the contact rules.<br><br>An immersive experience to discover all that makes Matera unique by discovering motherhood and trying to enter, even in the philosophy of life of this strange and unique city.<br><br>Together with me, Renato, or one of my collaborators such as Sara, Gaetano and Domenico, all licensed guides with a visceral passion and love for the city.<br><br>The city of Matera, with its ancient neighborhoods, the Sassi, is considered among the oldest in the world. An authentic open-air museum that describes man's life from the Stone Age to the present day with spectacular continuity.<br><br>Not really touristic tour, step by step you will discover the history of the city, the tales and the vicissitudes of those who lived in the Sassi as well as art, architecture. a 360 ° analysis of Matera "Shame of Italy" and "World Heritage Site".<br>
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KestasKS wrote a review Sep 2020
Vilnius, Lithuania2,263 contributions489 helpful votes
Old Romanesque cathedral, beautifully decorated, although inside it has lots of baroque decorations.
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Date of experience: September 2020
2 Helpful votes
Luis Enrique C wrote a review Jun 2020
Brasilia, DF52 contributions60 helpful votes
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.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Israel R wrote a review May 2020
Ra'anana, Israel15,765 contributions289 helpful votes
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.
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Date of experience: June 2019
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Vadim wrote a review Mar 2020
Murmansk, Russia19,525 contributions2,400 helpful votes
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...
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Date of experience: July 2019
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showmemo61 wrote a review Jan 2020
Jefferson City, Missouri713 contributions198 helpful votes
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.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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