Chiesa del Purgatorio, Matera

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  • If you pass near, come to see the Baroque decoration; It seems that the entire city is under this style, but the dome is richly decorated. Recommended.
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  • Emblematic small columns on either side entrance. Inside to see with frescoes and well lit environment. Interior detail in cross-shaped front aisles instead usually with development.
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  • Beautiful, desecrated, disturbing, is opened and closed by the edicolaio opposite, strongly supported by the brotherhood of death, completed in 1947 as reported on the main portal. Yes, just like that. Skulls and skeletons of Tuff on the façade reminiscent of death. And the inscription MAKULKARN MEI MAKULKARN MEI SALTEM VOS AMICI MEI (have mercy on me, at least you, my friends) is not far behind. Beautiful on the inside. Curious, on a passage from via del Corso in via Ridola. I see photographers went crazy, they don't know what photograph of so much and majestic Baroque richness.
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  • Although not Rupestrian (rock) - this Church is absolutely worth the visit. Note the skills on the door, and decor outside. If open, VISIT!
  • Elliptical Baroque architecture, the Church looks interesting for the presence of altars and artworks
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  • The Church of purgatory is a church of 1700. It is built in a Baroque style, and is a wonder the plasticity of its façade, with a movement that distinguishes it from all the churches of his time in the city. The plant is a Greek cross and is beautifully decorated. A gem of Matera.
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  • Very interesting Baroque church (all in all "light" compared to other examples of Baroque that I visited). Curious entrance with skulls and skeletons!
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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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