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Matera , Italy
Piazza del Duomo
Opening hours
closed for renovation
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Set high up in town, the subdued, graceful exterior of the 13th-century Puglian-Romanesque cathedral makes the neobaroque excess within all the more of a surprise: ornate capitals, sumptuous chapels and tons of gilding. Pediments mounted on its altars came from the temples at Metaponto. Matera's patron saint, the Madonna della Bruna, is hidden within the older church, Santa Maria di Costantinopoli , which can be accessed from the cathedral if it's open.