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Piazza S.Pietro Barisano, Matera, Italy
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All reviews buy a ticket underground section big walk pieces of art rose window great viewpoint bell tower eighteenth century opening hours no photography allowed san pietro cave church worth the trip on display interesting place sassi area tufa
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Reviewed 3 December 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
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Reviewed 26 September 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
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Reviewed 17 September 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 21 August 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
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Reviewed 9 July 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
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Reviewed 25 June 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
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Reviewed 25 June 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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Reviewed 31 May 2018

This beautiful cave church one of the highlights of our visit to Matera.It was one of a trio which you could combine.The other two are chiesa santa maria d'idris and chiesa santa lucia alle malve.It was by far the largest and most interesting

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 6 February 2018

The brochure has opening hours listed as -1st April to 1st November 10am / 7pm closed 2nd July, 2nd November to 31st March 10am/2pm closed 25th December Pay €3 for entry or buy a ticket for €6 and this gives entry to three of the...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed 17 December 2017

We're not allowed to enter. When we asked why, they asked if we had made reservation. We saw nowhere this place needed reservation.

Date of experience: December 2017
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