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Chiesa rupestre di San Pietro Barisano

Piazza S.Pietro Barisano, Matera, Italy
+39 327 980 3776
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Chiesa rupestre di San Pietro Barisano Church is Carved into the Rock and isMmonumental of the Eighteenth-Century.

The brochure has opening hours listed as -1st April to 1st November 10am / 7pm closed 2nd July, 2nd... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Titus D
Sri Lanka
Very Unfriendly Place

We're not allowed to enter. When we asked why, they asked if we had made reservation. We saw... read more

Reviewed 17 December 2017
West Vancouver, Canada
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“big walk” (2 reviews)
“worth seeking” (2 reviews)
“pieces of art” (2 reviews)
Piazza S.Pietro Barisano, Matera, Italy
+39 327 980 3776
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank Titus D
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.

Thank Lraep
Reviewed 9 July 2017

This church has an extensive underground section; monks' corpses were "drained" in one area, wow. However the best part is that in the stairs/landings above the church, approached from Via S Cesarea, there's a great viewpoint that gives you the classic Matera view, with the...More

1  Thank NWtraveler969
Reviewed 12 April 2017

Go and visit this church a little further away on the stairs, get ready for a fairly big walk if you are touring in one day, but it is really worth the trip

Thank 648giovannac
Reviewed 18 December 2016

One of the famous rupestrian churches of Matera. Built - or rather hewn in the rock - around year 1000. Typical of the sassi constructions with facade of tufa (but not original - the present one dates back to 18th century) . It contains some...More

1  Thank KrisD_pl
Reviewed 31 October 2016

Beautiful simple church with frescos and underground passages. A short visit gives you a good sense of what worship might have been like.

Thank Joan C
Reviewed 20 October 2016

Interesting place, the pictures from the XVII century not so well preserved. Underneath the church there is a labirinth of tunnels, we entered through a tunnel somewhere on the left and got out behind the altar. :)

Thank domnitarugina
Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

We picked this church for its size, and to contrast with S.Lucia. We hadn't realised it had an interesting network of tunnels underneath that could be explored - our son loved it! The walls weren't nearly as interesting, but the volume and effort to create...More

Thank PenzPix
Reviewed 11 July 2016

A little out of the way, but worth seeking out. This cave church is more modern in structure, but it's unique in that you can go underground through a maze like area. Less visited, so you may get it all to yourself too.

1  Thank MTRose
Reviewed 24 June 2016

This is the largest of the Rupestrian Churches in Matera, dated 12th century. Sadly during the 60's and 70's numerous pieces of art were stolen and vandalised. The tufa stone image of Mary and Jesus being flanked by angels is exquisite. Walking through, you need...More

3  Thank KTGP
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