Church of Santa Maria de Idris

Church of Santa Maria de Idris, Matera

Church of Santa Maria de Idris

Church of Santa Maria de Idris
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This church is carved into a huge rock pinnacle jutting from the lip of a gorge.
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A I come lunga e Ieie si ripete
Key Largo, FL735 contributions
Asbregafiomenic church
Oct 2020 • Solo
Church ⛪ in the stones of Matera, very singular place, I recommend you to go and visit it
Boom skrrr pauw pauw
Written October 4, 2020
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Dakkas S
Isola d'Ischia, Italy63 contributions
Simple and yet precious!
Jan 2020 • Family
Carved into the rock at its summit it's the focal point of the town! Very beautiful the view from outside the two churches. Worth the ticket!
Written January 4, 2020
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Gabriel H
Bellaire, TX6,981 contributions
One of the best stops during our visit
Oct 2019
A medieval church sitting on top of a monolithic rock and overlooking the Sassi, this church offers multiple, moderately well-preserved (and restored) frescoes inside. It can be visited but no photography is allowed. You get to the entrance after a fairly good climb from the bottom of the ravine.
Written November 16, 2019
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Jay F
Austin, TX1,076 contributions
Great location. Unique!
Oct 2019 • Couples
Location alone makes these churches worth visiting. But it has very good frescoes also and as two linked churches it is unique. Well worth visiting. Biggext negative is no photography.
Written October 22, 2019
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DaisyChain12
Hitchin, UK1,502 contributions
Two church complex excavated in the rock
Oct 2019 • Couples
We visited here and bought the 10€ ticket which gave you entry to 5 different places.
Lovely inside, shame you can’t take photos. Frescoes look super old and some seem to have a few layers with a different image overlaying an older one.
Some of the frescoes are 11th-12th century and you wonder at the history and so many past visitors!
Only small and doesn’t take long to visit but worth a look.
Written October 21, 2019
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coconutugly
Marbella, Spain1,333 contributions
Focal point of any view of this part of Marera
Jun 2019 • Solo
Our hotel overlooked this pretty church, set on a little hill that rises from Sasso Caveoso, this church is on many famous pictures of the Sassi of Matera. I went in horrid heat, mid June and nearly passed out. But still so worth it. This was named so, because ofthe cisterns used for water collection. You have to see it.
Written September 22, 2019
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Sandie66
Rabat, Malta28 contributions
Beautiful from outside however inside was disappointing
Sep 2019
Setting of the church is very beautiful. Because it looked so special my husband and I decided to visit inside. We were very disappointed. No photography (even without flash) or videos are allowed. Cannot understand why.
Written September 19, 2019
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15traveladdict9
Horsham, UK454 contributions
Beautiful frescos
Sep 2019
The chapel is situated on a hill and can be seen from most places. The Chapel is two churches joined together. They are cave like with frescos on the wall. When we visited the frescos were being restored. Well worth a visit. The views around the church are wonderful. Beware of your footing as the steps are worn and slippery.
Written September 14, 2019
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Sydneyside
Sydney, Australia601 contributions
Beautiful old church
Sep 2019 • Couples
This church like all in Matera is beautiful. It is amazing that there are so many churches in such a small area. Lived the frescoes and statues. Just fantastic to see.
Written September 5, 2019
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KatrinaMolini
Corciano, Italy7,375 contributions
Original
Jun 2019 • Couples
Unfortunately, we couldn’t enter the church as it was closed when we arrived, but it was very beautiful from outside. It’s very original looking, not your typical church for sure, and the stone looked so pretty in the sun at the end of the day. From there you can also have some nice views on Matera and on the way there are stunning views on the valley. I was really glad we walked here even though we couldn’t explore it inside.
Written July 5, 2019
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