Museo della Scultura Contemporanea

Museo della Scultura Contemporanea information

Matera , Italy
Address
Street Via San Giacomo
Telephone
+390 366 9357768
More information
www.musma.it
Prices
adult/reduced €5/3.50
Opening hours
10am-2pm Tue-Sun & 4-8pm Sat & Sun Apr-Sep, 10am-2pm Tue-Sun Oct-Mar
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Lonely Planet review

Housed in Palazzo Pomarici, MUSMA is a fabulous contemporary sculpture museum. The setting – deeply recessed caves and frescoed palace rooms – is extraordinary and the works themselves absorbing. You can also book a tour to visit the Cripta del Peccato Originale (Crypt of Original Sin), which is located 7km south of Matera and has well-preserved frescoes from the late 8th century. It's known as the Sistine Chapel of the cave churches and the frescoes depict dramatic Old Testament scenes.