Church of Santa Maria de Idris

Church of Santa Maria de Idris

Church of Santa Maria de Idris
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This church is carved into a huge rock pinnacle jutting from the lip of a gorge.
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iamface
Aberdeen, UK1,725 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Friends
Not too big but impressive cave church that not allow to picture but worth to visit we take bit more time to view the mural some blur but some still in good condition
Written 8 April 2024
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BrakiWorldTraveler
Belgrade, Serbia18,626 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Family
Church Santa Maria de Idris is located on top of a small hill, carved into a rock, with spectacular outside appearance.
The interiors are small, only two rooms with medieval semi preserved frescoes - no photos. It's included in the Combo Church pass.
Written 9 October 2023
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phat_dawg_21
Alpharetta, GA15,050 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2023 • Couples

We visited the church as part of the FAI combined ticket. No photos allowed inside. There are remnants of some frescos, and an altar. Visit for its historic significance, not its beauty. This won’t be a long visit.

It is actually two small churches, Santa Maria de Idris and San Giovanni Monterrone, which are joined together.

Great views of Matera, the gorge, and the church of San Pietro e Paolo from the terrace in front of the church.
Written 20 September 2023
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woodydog666
portsmouth231 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2023 • Couples
Super affordable, and vry interesting to see glimpses of ancient rock art. Not so sure i would have liked to see the folks approach with their tongues on the floor though!
Written 9 July 2023
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AMsays
Thornhill, Canada4,652 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2022
This medieval church sitting atop Monterrone has been mentioned since the 14th century. It is named after the containers used to carry water. Inside there’s a unique altar surrounded by various frescoes from different eras, prominent being the one of Madonna. There is also a scene of Saint Eustace’s conversion – he’s the patron saint of Matera. This church has been rebuilt and restored many times. You can pass through the main altar to the older San San Giovanni in Monterrone
Written 1 August 2022
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Steve B
Petersfield, UK446 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2022 • Friends
4 euro for two minutes looking at the well faded murals. Yes, they have a history and a religious significance but if you are in there more than 5 minutes, you have done well. Wouldn’t bother - pick up the leaflet instead!
Written 5 June 2022
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vagabondafelice
Carisolo, Italy197 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022 • Friends
Visited this church together with the connected San Giovanni in Monterrone , a special place in itself but the Salvador Dali exhibition makes it a more memorable experience ! Amazing setting and well worth visiting!
Written 29 March 2022
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A I come lunga e Ieie si ripete
Key Largo, FL746 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020 • Solo
Church ⛪ in the stones of Matera, very singular place, I recommend you to go and visit it
Boom skrrr pauw pauw
Written 4 October 2020
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Dakkas S
Isola d'Ischia, Italy78 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Family
Carved into the rock at its summit it's the focal point of the town! Very beautiful the view from outside the two churches. Worth the ticket!
Written 4 January 2020
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Gabriel H
Bellaire, TX7,022 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
A medieval church sitting on top of a monolithic rock and overlooking the Sassi, this church offers multiple, moderately well-preserved (and restored) frescoes inside. It can be visited but no photography is allowed. You get to the entrance after a fairly good climb from the bottom of the ravine.
Written 16 November 2019
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