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Puglia, Basilicata, and Calabria Sights

San Giovanni Battista

  • Via San Biagio Map It
  • Matera
  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

Updated 03/27/2015

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Considered a jewel of medieval architecture, the 13th-century Romanesque church of San Giovanni Battista was restored to its pre-Baroque simplicity in 1926. The elaborately carved portal is a riot of entwining stone vines, flowers, leaves, human figures, and allegorical creatures. Inside, the three naves are flanked by columns crowned with capitals, each one decorated with symbolic animal forms and other images. No two are alike.

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Via San Biagio, Matera, Basilicate, 75100, Italy

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  • Mon. 2–8, Tues.–Sun. 9–8

Updated 03/27/2015


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