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Address: Piazza del Duomo, Matera, Italy

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Beautifully restored Cathedral

This cathedral has just underwent a complete renovation and it is beautiful. We did not get a guided tour so we probably did not get have of the history of the place but it is... read more

Reviewed 28 March 2017
Scott M
Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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Honolulu, Hawaii
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 April 2017

This cathedral is a beautiful architecture. Very ornate inside. Lots of stained glass and art work. Splendid discovery of two small chapels on a level below the floor.

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 28 March 2017

This cathedral has just underwent a complete renovation and it is beautiful. We did not get a guided tour so we probably did not get have of the history of the place but it is still worth a visit without a tour. I would definitely get a tour next time.

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Ogdensburg, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

Dedicated to the Virgin Mary under the designation of the Madonna Della Bruno was completed in 1270. This Romanesque- style building has been restored to its former glory. Our guide explained the exterior, commenting on the side doors, meanings of art along doorways. The interior was amazing, with fresco's , artwork, and painted ceilings in a Baroque style. Original altars... More 

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Sofia, Bulgaria
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
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.

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Oakland, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
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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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.

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Wadhurst, United Kingdom
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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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