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Piazza S.Pietro Barisano, Matera, Italy
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We liked this smaller church (that was closer to the town than the big cathedral). It was moving seeing the very old part. But I hope that it stays the way it is by tourists respecting it.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Margaret S
Reviewed February 28, 2019

This church contributes powerfully (not alone in Matera of course) to give awareness of the ways of life in the past, not only in Matera, but in all the settlements carved into the rock. First of all, it should be noted that this is a...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed February 11, 2019

Church of San Pietro Barisano, and the largest of those built inside the rocks and has a beautiful interior. Right above it is a nice viewpoint to see the Sassi.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank thomasozbun
Reviewed December 3, 2018

This church is in one of the best locations in Matera. It's on the larger side and the inside is quite lovely. I went to mass at this church during a holiday and it did not disappoint!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank BookCentsBabe
Reviewed September 25, 2018

This is the one church you must see when visiting Matera. The crypt in particular where corpses were drained is an amazing sight and conjures up all sorts of historical pictures. The frescoes are also highly worth a visit. Its a bit off the tourist...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Nastame
Reviewed September 16, 2018

Beautiful inside and worth the walk through. Note there will be people begging for money when you leave.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Galaxy T
Reviewed August 21, 2018

This church's construction started in the 12th century and the latest renovations took place in the 17th century and gave the church its today's appearance. The central part is the only one which one can see from the outside. When you go down the stairs...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank JanaZC
Reviewed July 9, 2018

Each one of the stone-hewn churches is unique and well-worth the visit. The variety of spaces and the fascinating "shelves" in San Pietro Barisano offered their own new emotions. I suggest also arriving at this church from "above" where you can practically touch the top...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank humdrum2
Reviewed June 25, 2018

The rupestrian or hollowed out of rock churches are all over the Sassi area. The interiors feature early frescoes in various states of repair, but are wondrous to behold. Any one coming to Matera/Sassi should visit at least a few of the rupestrian churches. Each...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Linton3193
Reviewed June 25, 2018

This was a part of our three site ticket. 6 euro per person... this place is an expanded rock cave church - about 1000 AD. OK that alone is amazing!! Then they have beautiful frescoes still visible and tiny cave-like stair cases running around. There...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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