Duomo di Salerno
Duomo di Salerno
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  • Skeney57
    Sydney, Australia24,410 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    St Matthew the Evangelist
    A fairly large Cathedral which dates back to 1076 and the largest in Salerno. We luckily had the place to ourselves just before a school horde invaded the space! Some very interesting side altars with Pope Gregory VII and other Saints interred , plus the crypt of Saint Matthew available to visit for a small fee. Sad to see a lot of water damage in some areas but understandable given its age. The Tower (or Campanile) is 52m high and was added in the 12th Century. An interesting church and well worth the time to explore.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 25 July 2023
  • Nigel W
    Odense, Denmark660 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    STUNNING
    Everyone knows about Sorrento and Amalfi. It's like Salerno is the poor relation. But it shouldn't be! It is so worth a visit - and the Cathedral must be one of the most beautiful in Europe - a fascinating mix of architecture from across the ages (given that it was victim to a massive earthquake) and with the most stunning Baroque crypt that takes your breath away. Visit Salerno! Visit the Cathedral!
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 29 August 2023
  • NYCAffiliate
    Milan, Italy43 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Salerno is mine: I protect it
    The Cathedral of Salerno, a sacred sentinel nestled within the heart of the city, stands as a timeless testament to the spiritual heritage of this ancient Italian enclave. Its soaring spires and weathered stones bear witness to centuries of devotion, each stone imbued with the whispers of countless prayers, the echoes of celestial harmonies. This venerable cathedral, a masterpiece of architectural splendor, is a symphony of styles, a tapestry woven by the hands of time. Its roots stretch back to the 11th century, a majestic blend of Norman and Romanesque influences, with its mighty columns and rounded arches that evoke a sense of solemnity and grace. As one crosses the threshold of this sacred sanctum, they are greeted by a luminous nave, bathed in the ethereal glow of stained glass windows that dance with the hues of a thousand sunsets. The flickering candlelight casts flickering shadows upon the ancient frescoes that adorn the walls, each brushstroke a testament to the devotion of artists who sought to capture the divine in pigment and canvas. Above, a soaring vaulted ceiling seems to touch the heavens, its intricate ribbed patterns resembling the very fingers of angels reaching down to caress the faithful below. A sense of awe envelops those who stand beneath this celestial canopy, a reminder of the divine majesty that has inspired countless souls through the ages. Within the hallowed depths of the cathedral lies a treasury of relics and sacred artifacts, each a fragment of the city's storied past, each a link to the eternal. Pilgrims and seekers of solace alike come to kneel before these sacred relics, their whispered prayers ascending like incense to the heavens. And so, the Cathedral of Salerno endures, a living testament to faith and artistry, a beacon of hope in a world ever-changing. It is a place where time itself seems to stand still, where the mortal and the divine converge in a timeless dance of devotion and grace.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 10 October 2023
  • WilliamJack0214
    Oxford, Connecticut88 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Breathtaking...
    In port in Salerno on a cruise, I had seen this church or more specifically the crypt of St. Matthew under the church on some blogs about Salerno. Do go...we both felt it was close to and in some ways equaled the Sistine Chapel. Big difference was this was very inexpensive to enter, almost no people when we were there and no one yelling at you to move along or tell you to not take pictures. Joking aside, go, and tell your friends to go. The ticket includes a stop at another museum or church, it is so well worth it. Trust me this too with become a destination, go see it now.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 12 November 2023
  • Trail732859
    16 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    An exceptional art and architecture experience!
    It was fabulous to be able to explore such beautiful art and architecture without crowds and protective barriers! I also appreciated how the art was curated. There was just enough so I could look at everything without deciding what was most important! The crypt was magnificent!
    Visited May 2024
    Travelled solo
    Written 11 June 2024
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Howard B
Toronto, Canada214 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022
After seeing the underwhelming exterior I was shocked to find a wonderful interior that captivates with beautiful mosaics and chapels. I usually say if you've seen one Catholic Church you have seen them all. Not this time. It's worth going out of your way for.
Written 14 April 2022
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DERtravels
Pomona, CA1,454 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
When we decided to take a walk into Old Town we had no idea that this church was so exquisite. Relics of the Apostle, St. Matthew are here in the crypt. But this is not the only sight to visit. The gilding, marble and overall architecture is stunning. You can't help but stay quiet and speak in whispers. It compels you to do so by its sheer majesty.
Written 24 September 2020
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411Shirley
Kenmore, WA633 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Couples
This Duomo is amazing! It’s not that spectacular from the outside but inside (especially the downstairs crypt) is so beautiful! I studied the carving and initials scratched into the choir seats, the old doors, latches and locks, the vibrant colors in the crypt of St. Matthew, and discovering the roses in the arrangements were real!
Written 30 May 2023
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Brenda
Spring, TX8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022 • Solo
Stopped here before lunch and was a fun but quick stop. It is somewhat unassuming from the outside and courtyard area. Once inside, the cathedral is impressive and beautiful, particularly the crypt housing relics of the Apostle, St. Matthew. A must see in Salerno!
Written 11 April 2022
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WilliamJack0214
Oxford, CT88 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
In port in Salerno on a cruise, I had seen this church or more specifically the crypt of St. Matthew under the church on some blogs about Salerno. Do go...we both felt it was close to and in some ways equaled the Sistine Chapel. Big difference was this was very inexpensive to enter, almost no people when we were there and no one yelling at you to move along or tell you to not take pictures. Joking aside, go, and tell your friends to go. The ticket includes a stop at another museum or church, it is so well worth it. Trust me this too with become a destination, go see it now.
Written 12 November 2023
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Skeney57
Sydney, Australia24,410 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Couples
A fairly large Cathedral which dates back to 1076 and the largest in Salerno. We luckily had the place to ourselves just before a school horde invaded the space! Some very interesting side altars with Pope Gregory VII and other Saints interred , plus the crypt of Saint Matthew available to visit for a small fee. Sad to see a lot of water damage in some areas but understandable given its age. The Tower (or Campanile) is 52m high and was added in the 12th Century. An interesting church and well worth the time to explore.
Written 25 July 2023
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Holly C
San Francisco, CA338 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022 • Solo
Very different than so many cathedrals in Italy so if you feel you have seen it all- you haven’t! Doesn’t look like much on the outside but don’t let that fool you. The courtyard is lovely and if you are fortunate to be there when they are having a concert there, don’t miss it. And absolutely go down in the crypt- it’s a swirling symphony of marbles and will wow you!
Written 30 September 2022
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Nigel W
Odense, Denmark660 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
Everyone knows about Sorrento and Amalfi. It's like Salerno is the poor relation. But it shouldn't be! It is so worth a visit - and the Cathedral must be one of the most beautiful in Europe - a fascinating mix of architecture from across the ages (given that it was victim to a massive earthquake) and with the most stunning Baroque crypt that takes your breath away. Visit Salerno! Visit the Cathedral!
Written 30 August 2023
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minnesotans4
Saint Paul, MN3,105 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022 • Family
Built by the Normans in the 11th century, it is considered to be one of the most beautiful medieval churches in Italy. The church is dedicated to San Matteo (St Matthew) whose remains were supposed to have been brought to Salerno in 954 and lie in the vaulted crypt below the church.
The church has beautiful mosaics but in my opinion the beauty lies in the majestic crypt.
Written 16 December 2022
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Trail732859
16 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Solo
It was fabulous to be able to explore such beautiful art and architecture without crowds and protective barriers! I also appreciated how the art was curated. There was just enough so I could look at everything without deciding what was most important!
The crypt was magnificent!
Written 11 June 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

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