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Church of Santa Maria de Idris

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Address: | Sasso Caveoso, 75100, Matera, Italy
Phone Number: +39 327 980 3776
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This church is carved into a huge rock pinnacle jutting from the lip of a...

This church is carved into a huge rock pinnacle jutting from the lip of a gorge.

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Rock-hewn cave church - wonderful!

This is a lovely church hewn totally out of the rock in the centre of Sasso Caveoso, on the top of the limestone cliff, Monterrone. Quite a climb but a wonderful view! Some of... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a lovely church hewn totally out of the rock in the centre of Sasso Caveoso, on the top of the limestone cliff, Monterrone. Quite a climb but a wonderful view! Some of the frescoes have been removed for restoration purposes and placed in the Historical and Artistic Heritage Officeof Matera. There is one fresco of the Virgin and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Interesting cave church with lots of frescos. Located high up many steps, with good views over the surrounding area. Unfortunately no photos are allowed inside. Adult tickets are EUR 3, but combined church tickets are available at reduced rates.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

Something interesting to visit in Matera. Sort of must-see. Also needs some climbing. The view from there is very nice.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

Entering this church it really looks to go back centuries in time. Suggest to buy the cumulative ticket that allow to visit also the other churches. Must see it if you go to Matera.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

This was our third and final rock church visit and was selected for its prominent location and potential views. There are many great vistas to see as you climb to the top. It is especially pretty towards sunset, you can watch the lights start to come on. The church itself has frescoes that aren't as beautiful as S.Lucia and blocked... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

Amazing church within the Sassi of Matera. You cannot take photographs but you are provided with a phamplet that has photos and an explanation as to what is there. Some beautiful artwork that is slowly being eaten away by mould and time. Well worth a visit.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016

it's three euro to enter, no photos allowed, very small and could probably be visited in 15 minutes or so. But easy to get to and it is impressive the frescoes survived this long.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016

this chapel or church requires climbing 100 plus steps. It is a very old chapel/church. Inside there are many frescoes and ancient artifacts. It is best seen with a guide.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016

Given the location, view, size, and inside frescos, this was one of my favorite churches we visited. It's a bummer you can't take pictures, but I understand. At least you get a pamphlet that has good info and a couple pictures to remind you of what you saw.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2016

Church of Santa Maria de Idris and San Giovanni in Monterrone, are connected to one another in the same complex. Located on a rocky outcrop called Monterrone, it is pretty hard to miss, topped with a cross, it looms over Sasso Caveoso. The Church of Santa Maria de Idris, dates from the 14th and 15th centuries. Sad to see the... More 

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