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Reviewed 4 December 2018

There are MANY churches in Matera, but this is one of my favorites. I like to slip away and go in and just have a quite moment to myself and just enjoy the beauty and history of this church.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 26 September 2018

All churches in Matera have a beauty. They are generally simple in layout and enjoyable places to spend a few minutes contemplation. This is no exception.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 17 September 2018

The 'frescoes' are worth the visit to any of the churches in Matera. Do not walk by, go in and see. Most are free of charge.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Galaxy T
Reviewed 2 September 2018

I totally fell in love with this church. Romanesque architecture is my absolute favourite, simple but stunning!

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 9 July 2018

The façade of the church is exquisite, as is the internal decoration, but the surprise is that you don't enter into the central nave, but the façade is actually the lateral entrance. This bit of disorentation is quite exciting and unique.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank humdrum2
Reviewed 22 March 2018 via mobile

Interresting architecture. A place for meditation. A little square in front of it where children were playing.

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed 22 February 2018

The old San Giovanni is a small part of the newer, larger church. It's nice, and very small, but I have found Madonna de Ibris and Santa Lucia alle Malve to be nicer, so I'd prioritize those. The larger church is also beautiful, but not...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Vladimir1998
Reviewed 5 February 2018

San Giovanni Battista is another charming and detailed construction of a church in the historic port of Matera. Its small but beautiful. You cannot miss it since its in the the middle of town. My favorite part is it's facade. It's easy to find and...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed 30 October 2017

Another charming and detailed construction of a church in the historic port of Matera. Well with a visit if you find yourself walking thru Sassi di Matera.

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed 14 October 2017

This church is located close to where we're staying. My favorite part is it's facade. It's easy to find and worth a visit.

Date of experience: October 2017
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