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Discover 16 places to see in Matera

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Chiesa di San Pietro Caveoso

The Church of Saint Peter and Saint Paul, popularly known as the Church of San Pietro Caveoso, Matera is a Catholic place of worship, originally in the late 13th century.

The Baroque main façade presents, at the bottom, three portals with simple frame on top. To the left of the façade there is the Bell Tower, on three levels; between the second and third order, there is a gallery with balustrade carved with geometric patterns. The Bell Tower topped with a Spire, underpinning tighter than the steeple.


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MUSMA-Museum of contemporary sculpture Matera

Musma, the Museum of Contemporary Sculpture Matera, is located within the impressive framework of the 16th century Palazzo Pomarici, in the heart of the Sassi. This unique museum provides the perfect environment for the symbiosis of sculpture and the characteristic carved sites in the Sassi; the exhibition galleries, in fact, consist not only of the rooms of the Palazzo, but also the vast hypogea, where the works of art are revitalized by the strength and beauty of the surrounding rock hewn spaces. The museum project was born of the conviction that the Sassi of Matera—partly carved out of the


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Sassi di Matera

The Sassi of Matera are the historic city of Matera. The Sasso Caveoso "and" il Sasso "Barisano", together with the rione "Civita", form a complex urban core. Are UNESCO World Heritage sites.
The stone town, the historic center of Matera dug near the ravine, has been inhabited since Paleolithic actually: some of the finds date back to the 13th century BC, and many of the houses that descend deep into the limestone.
The Sasso Barisano, turned to the Northwest on the edge of the cliff, if you take as a reference the Civita, the heart of the old town, is the most richly carved friezes and portals t


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Piazza Vittorio Veneto

It is the main square of Matera. We overlook some interesting historic buildings such as the Palace of the Annunciation, the Palazzo Lanfranchi, the Tombs, the Fountain ferdinandea, restored by King Ferdinand II in 1832.


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Cathedral

The Cathedral of the Madonna della Bruna and Sant'Eustachio was built in Romanesque style in the 13th century on the highest spur of Civita which divides the two stones.
The façade is dominated by sixteen rose rays, surmounted by the Archangel Michael and with two male figures on the sides and another at the bottom that acts as an Atlas.


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Santa Maria de Idris

The Church of Santa Maria di Idris, also known as "Santa Maria de Idris" or "Madonna de Idris", is located in Matera, inside the rocks. It is a cave Church, that is carved into the rock.  The name comes from the Greek Idris Odigitria, the one who shows the way, or the water that flowed from that rock.


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Belvedere of Murgia Timone

A few kilometers from Matera there is the Belvedere of Murgia Timone area from which you can enjoy, surrounded by the greenery of the Park of the Murgia, a splendid panoramic view on the stones.


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Cave House

Rock House typically decorated.


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