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Address: Piazza del Duomo, Matera, Italy

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Nice Duomo

Not the most spectacular Duomo in Italy, but nice to see in Matera. The area around it is very very nice.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 25 October 2016
Sofia, Bulgaria
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Sofia, Bulgaria
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

Not the most spectacular Duomo in Italy, but nice to see in Matera. The area around it is very very nice.

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Appleby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

Beautiful example of Italian OTT cathedrals but with lovely little examples of deep religious roots. This is not a museum but a living church and the custodians were very firm with the chattering groups who arrived. The audio guide is clear and informative and cheap ..have one.

Thank 36GrannyJ
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

It is a very beautiful Cathedral and it is worth visiting once you are in Matera. A must go place for history lovers especially.

Thank Martin A
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

We have visited maybe 3 or 4 dozen Cathedrals, and this has one of the most beautiful interiors. Not too big (as cathedrals go), but the setting in a large piazza is outstanding. And the gold in the interior is spectacular. Little of it is original, but not sure why that matters. It's beautiful.

Thank BunkyVA
Oakland, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016

In the center of town off of a quiet square is the Duomo. It was nicely appointed with chapels that had lovely inlaid stone decorations.

Thank Leianne C
Montana Rose
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016

Probably would not have stopped here had it not been for our guide. It is an incredible cathedral. Recently redone to it's former splendor with many interesting and ornate details. The side chapels are especially interesting. Commands a great view of both sides of the city.

Thank MTRose
Wadhurst, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2016 via mobile

We were fortunate to be at the Cathedral for the annual 2 July Festa Della Bruna so we saw the papier mache float circle the piazza three times then deliver the Saint to the cathedral. The next day we visited again to see her fully installed. At the time a music student was playing the organ (from an iPad score)... More 

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016 via mobile

At one point, the interior of the cathedral must have been decorated from top to bottom with frescoes. At some stage the cathedral was extensively baroque'd, with all the trimmings. Fragments of the medieval art can be seen peeking through here and there. Interesting to contrast the splendor of the church with the wretchedness of the sassi dwellers downslope. Great... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016

Work started on the Cathedral in 1230 and it was completed in 1270. The stone work dazzles on a sunny day, but not to be outdone, the interior is just as competitive. The campanile is 52 metres high, and pretty much visible all over the city.

Thank KTGP
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2016

I really enjoyed this church even though I was unable to enter into the ornate interior. I will absolutely go back to Matera, so I'll make sure it's open next time. The outside is really beautiful. It's Roman Catholic, as you would expect. It was built in the 13th Century. The ground breaking was in 1230. A must-see when in... More 

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