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Beautiful inside

From the main entry gate the church is located at the end of the first street on the left. While... read more

Reviewed 28 May 2018
Newytraveller53
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Newcastle, Australia
Interesting place

This is one of many interesting attractions we explored in Erice.The pretty medieval hilltop town... read more

Reviewed 26 June 2016
paulinehall33
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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28 May 2018
“Beautiful inside”
8 Oct 2018
“Narrow streets”
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Reviewed 8 October 2018

Erice is a lot of fun to wander in. The Matrice Church is the first thing we saw after arriving. I like the fort like architecture. I particularly liked the story about how parishioners with a bit too much sin, had to worship from outside...More

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Reviewed 28 May 2018

From the main entry gate the church is located at the end of the first street on the left. While the outside of the church is not very inspiring the inside is beautiful. Ornate ceilings, beautiful artworks. There is an admission charge.

Thank Newytraveller53
Reviewed 15 July 2017

This is a nice place to see but not much different the other many similar churches all around. however it is one of the village attractions

Thank dan b
Reviewed 17 June 2017

This church was built in XIV century using stones from Temple of Venus. Very good view from the bell tower.

Thank Mark D
Reviewed 26 September 2016

This wonderful 'Mother Church' is my favourite of the many beautiful churches one can visit for a small fee in Mount Erice. It was constructed in the fourteenth century with a Romanesque exterior. If you arrive in the morning when the clouds are still hanging...More

Thank profjoypc
Reviewed 9 August 2016

The castles in Erice don't show much at the moment, but the churches are great and this one together with San Giuliano is probably the nicest.

Thank PavelI15
Reviewed 26 June 2016

This is one of many interesting attractions we explored in Erice.The pretty medieval hilltop town is easily reached via the funicular in Trapani. It has many churches just like this one,attractive, with interesting architecture. There are many wonderful pastries and ice-cream shops nearby,and the gardens...More

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Reviewed 5 May 2016

We visited this previous cathedral (now only a church since there is no longer a bishop in place) in the picturesque medieval town of Erice. It is certainly worth the effort to visit (go on a clear day no low lying clouds ä the view...More

Thank 2016tlp
Reviewed 7 January 2016

The church was built in 15th century in the shape of a Latin cross and has a 1420 fresco. I found the exterior most interesting. What a solid substantial structure. The belltower, as was often the situation is separate from the church to avoid vibration...More

Thank Betula103
Reviewed 7 November 2015

This church is also known as Matrice church and has another listing on TA. The inside is much less interesting than the outside and as such I would not recommend paying to see unless you generally like to see any church.

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