7 Sights in Matera, Italy (with Map and Images)

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Here you can find interesting sights in Matera, Italy. Click on a marker on the map to view details about the sight. Underneath is an overview of the sights with images. A total of 7 sights are available in Matera, Italy.

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1. Ponte sulla gravina

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Ponte sulla gravina Travus / CC BY-SA 2.5

The Gravina di Matera is a river in the Apulia and Basilicata regions of southern Italy. Its source is between Altamura and Gravina in Puglia in the province of Bari. The river flows southeast and curves east before again flowing southeast. It then flows into the province of Matera and is joined by a left tributary at Matera. The river forms the border between the province of Matera and the province of Taranto near Montescaglioso and Ginosa. Finally, it joins the Bradano as a left tributary in the province of Taranto.

Wikipedia: Gravina di Matera (EN)

2. Belvedere di Murgia Timone

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Belvedere di Murgia Timone Travus / CC BY-SA 2.5

The natural historical archaeological park of the Rock Churches of Materano, also called the park of the Murgia Materana, is a protected natural area of Basilicata established by regional law no. 11 of 3 April 1990. Since 2007 the definition "Sassi di Matera" in the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites has been expanded to include "The Sassi and the Park of the Rock Churches of Matera".

Wikipedia: Parco della Murgia Materana (IT)

3. Chiesa Rupestre Madonna di Monteverde

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The rock churches of the Matera area, founded mainly in the early Middle Ages, are buildings dug in the rock. Initially born as religious structures, over time they have undergone several transformations of use, becoming homes or hospitalizations. They are an important testimony of the presence of community of Benedictine, Lombard and Byzantine monks.

Wikipedia: Chiese rupestri di Matera (IT)

4. Cattedrale della Madonna della Bruna e di Sant'Eustachio

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Matera Cathedral is a Roman Catholic cathedral in Matera, Basilicata, Italy. It is dedicated to the Virgin Mary under the designation of the Madonna della Bruna and to Saint Eustace. Formerly the seat of the Bishops, later Archbishops, of Matera, it is now the cathedral of the Archdiocese of Matera-Irsina.

Wikipedia: Matera Cathedral (EN)

5. Chiesa di San Giovanni Battista

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The Chiesa di San Giovanni Battista is a Roman Catholic church dating to the 13th and 18th centuries, located in Matera in the Italian region of Basilicata, and dedicated to Saint John the Baptist. Like the Duomo, the church is an important example of Apulian Romanesque architecture.

Wikipedia: San Giovanni Battista, Matera (EN)

6. Museo Laboratorio della Civiltà Contadina

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Museo Laboratorio della Civiltà Contadina Spleen1981 Museo Laboratorio della Civiltà Contadina di Matera - ONLUS / CC BY-SA 3.0

The Museo-laboratorio della Civiltà Contadina is an ethno-anthropological museum of Matera, situated in the ancient Sassi district. The Museum has been created by Donato Cascione and it’s managed by the homonym cultural association.

Wikipedia: Museo-laboratorio della Civiltà Contadina (Museum-workshop of the Peasant Culture) (EN)

7. Museo Archeologico Nazionale Domenico Ridola

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The National Archaeological Museum Domenico Ridola is an Italian state museum, based in the former convent of Santa Chiara in Matera and is one of the two locations of the current National Museum of Matera.

Wikipedia: Museo archeologico nazionale Domenico Ridola (IT)

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