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.