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Chiesa del Purgatorio, Matera

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  • It is a beautiful church, rich in works of art and placed in a nice tourist context, splash zone
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  • Hits the green door carved with bones and skulls, baroque interior is a nice green color. Inside there is a wonderful organ.
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  • Nothing different from the reviews if not my title ... Green. Who has sins on his conscience should not exempt themselves from a prayer in this temple. And for vegetarians, Vegans, environmentalists generally also be missed because the color psychology is not an opinion. It's a fact. This baroque Green is unique, inevitable ...
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  • Beautiful church although a little disturbing. Young volunteers will guide you during your visit.
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  • Theological peculiarities of this Baroque church, which was built in the era of the Catholic Counter Reformation against the ideas of the Protestants who denied the existence of purgatory. Although during this period the social differences were very marked, the skulls on the door show Kings, bishops and popes (recognizable by headdresses) United by death that makes no distinctions. The Catholic version of the motto of the French Revolution of that same period!
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  • Walking along via Ridola, hitting the facade detail of this church: skulls, skeletons make it unique in its kind, perhaps for someone a bit disturbing. The dedication to the souls in purgatory is clear at the top, where souls into the flames and an inscription that leverage any doubt about it. If you can visit inside, a painting shows san Gaetano intercessory prayer for the souls in purgatory
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  • The interiors are great.
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