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Parco delle Chiese Rupestri di Matera

Matera, Italy
+39 0835 336166
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Great views and caves

Great park and fun small hiking trails. Would not recommend for people who can't climb up a latter... read more

Reviewed 15 April 2018
Grant I
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Unesco World Heritage Site, Parco delle Chiese Rupestri di Matera has Churches, Natural Histoey rnd Archeological Park

From Matera we drove around to the other side of the ravine and the Parco Archeologico Storico... read more

Reviewed 7 February 2018
Titus D
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According to the World Heritage site, "Matera's Sassi are the best surviving and most complete examples of rock-cut settlement in the Mediterranean region. They have been developed in close harmony with the natural environments."
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Reviewed 15 April 2018 via mobile

Great park and fun small hiking trails. Would not recommend for people who can't climb up a latter, there isn't a latter but some steep steps that are like a latter. You get some great views of the city. Explore the caves as well, most...More

Thank Grant I
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Reviewed 7 February 2018

From Matera we drove around to the other side of the ravine and the Parco Archeologico Storico Naturale della Murgia e delle Chiese Rupestri del Materano (Murgia & Matera rock churches natural history & archaeological park), where there are over 150 churches carved into the...More

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Reviewed 15 October 2016

An oppotunity to see the church as well as a different view of the sassi. It is free so no reason to bypass it!

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Reviewed 14 August 2016

after visitin Matera the old city, the old churhes can be visited; everything is in caverns, where people lived from Paleolitics till years 50 of the 20th century... no wonder the city of Matera will be the European capital of culture in 2019!

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Reviewed 27 July 2016

Very interesting and beautiful ! You need to go with a tour guide. Oh will have great views of the Sassi. Our tour, in July, started at 18.00 and ended after the sun set around 20.30! Great!!!

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Reviewed 2 January 2016

My girlfriend and I visited Matera in July. We planned our trip to include the Sassi di Matera and the Rupestrian Churches. Due to the caves this area is one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in Europe. The churches were amazing. We did a...More

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Reviewed 3 October 2015

Awesome site. Ancient caves occupied by neolithic and later other cave dwellers. You can walk down to some of the caves using paths taking you deeper into the cave structures. Just a short drive from the centre of Matera. Definitely worth seeing.

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Reviewed 12 July 2015

Incredible view of Matera, lovely nature. The churches are only visitable by 2 hour-long guided tour, (which on a July day was scheduled for 6 PM) - so, if you want to take the tour, will probably have to stay the night in the vicinity....More

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Reviewed 27 April 2015

What an experience - right in the middle of the wonderful town of Matera. Take a guided tour - well worth it.

Thank Aerobix
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Reviewed 13 December 2014

Since these churches are hidden in the grottoes, they are not that obvious to find and good guides can show you some off the road from Matera to the Belvedere, that are not even on the touristic track. Colors are preserved. With a good camera...More

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