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The Cathedral

The Cathedral

The main church of the city of Sassi

  • Author: redazione
  • Date Posted: Mar 16, 2017
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  • Address: Piazza Duomo Matera

Matera’s Cathedral overlooks the area of Sassi and the wonderful natural context in which it is settled.

The Cathedral has been built during the XIII century; its rose window has got 16 spokes in which is represented the meaning of life according to a circular vision, overlooked by San Michele.

The façade, inspired by Puglia’s Romanesque style, has got 12 arches and columns. On the main gate is represented a Lyon that is going to eat a person (metaphor of the evil that is constantly threatening the good).

Entering the Cathedral after having been observing the humble exteriors is quite a shock due to the Baroque internal decoration.