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Museo Diocesano San Matteo di Salerno

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A Baroque Masterpiece

This cathedral honors St Matthew. Some of his body relics are reputed to be housed in this... read more

Reviewed 14 June 2018
snarf1513
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Blacklick, Ohio
A little piece of heaven on earth ! Stupendo

Salerno is full of wonderful churches and museums . The Diocesan Museum was superb. Housed in the... read more

Reviewed 27 May 2018
vessi80
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North Lanarkshire, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 14 June 2018

This cathedral honors St Matthew. Some of his body relics are reputed to be housed in this cathedral.The church has three parallel apses or naves. The church is also dedicated to a long ago pope. An ancient church was built on the site of the...More

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Reviewed 27 May 2018

Salerno is full of wonderful churches and museums . The Diocesan Museum was superb. Housed in the former seminary, it's an architectural delight , amazing interior design. Entrance is only 2 euros and it's closed on Wednesdays. Open Monday to Sunday from 9am to 1pm...More

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Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

We happened upon this as we thought there was going to be a concert on, instead we viewed the gallery which was incredibly designed and interesting. Whilst unfamiliar with all the periods eg Mannerist, it certainly showed us some great exhibits from this time and...More

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Reviewed 22 September 2017

Even if you've seen almost every church in Italy you must see this historic church dedicated to St Matthew. It is free to visit and the 8nterior is very different to anything we've seen befoe.

1  Thank DM S
Reviewed 28 September 2016

We only slipped in here because it was raining. In the first room we entered, we were confronted by Caravaggio's Judith. It's amazing how close you can get to priceless art. (I'm sure if we had actually touched anything, it would have set off alarms!)...More

2  Thank Jim R
Reviewed 16 July 2016

I was the only visitor on a summer Saturday morning and found the museum very pleasant. I was surprised to see ivory carvings depicting testament scriptures. The rooms were lit only as needed , perhaps triggered by entry or remote control. One room failed to...More

Thank Kath F
Reviewed 19 March 2016

I didn't spend long enough here as they closed about an hour after I got there. Illuminated manuscripts, alabaster, petite pieces of ornately carved ivory and some lovely art - I particularly liked Judith.

1  Thank Danielle J
Reviewed 21 August 2015

Ok, so Salerno isn't known for its museums. And I was the only person inside the whole time. But it is so interesting. It's not just your normal Madonnas with Child in every single room. There are ancient tablets and scrolls and coins from all...More

1  Thank Katie G
Reviewed 25 June 2015

Yes it thought Mathew the apostle is buried here. Started by the Normans if you look hard you,lol find traces of the ancient church,the lions outside, Corinthian columns and mosaics above the altar.

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Reviewed 9 February 2015 via mobile

We enjoyed the exhibit, especially the ivories that capture the highlights of the Old and New Testament. They were also various other prices of artwork to enjoy too. It cost 2 euros each and took about an hour to tour and enjoy.

1  Thank Diane K
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