APT Basilicata

APT Basilicata

Basilicata turistica

Matera - Cathedral

Piazza Duomo
Tel. 0835 335201 (Curia)
Tel. 0835 332908 (Don Vincenzo Di Lecce - Priest)
Web: www.matera-irsina.chiesacattolica.it
Open: daily 9:00-13:00 and 16:00-19:00

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The Cathedral of Matera is located in the ‘civita’, on a spur between the two ‘Sassi’, where anciently Sant'Eustachio Church rose.

Its erection, wanted by the Archbishop Andrea, began in 1230 and was finished forty years later, in 1270.

The Cathedral has a ‘romanico-pugliese’ style and an external plant of three aisles: the central one is higher and has five side-windows.

The front door, which is on its main façade, is overheaded by the statue of the ‘Madonna della Bruna’, whereas on the side-façades there are St. Pietro and Paolo, St. Eustachio (patron of the town together with the ‘Madonna della Bruna’) and St. Teopista.

Its Latin cross is divided into three aisles delimited by ten columns with figurative medieval capitals.

The Cathedral, renewed in the XVIII century, does not display much of its original decorations.