STONE ROADS
Itineraries through rocky sites and villages of Apulia and Basilicata
Rupestrian church of San Nicola dei Greci, Matera
The church of Saint Nicholas of the Greeks is part of
an early mediaeval monastic complex built above
the church of the Madonna delle Virtù, overlooking
the gorge and the nearby murge plateau. The
church has two naves, divided by a wall and each
ending with a presbytery. Traces of the iconostases
and liturgical spaces of the oriental rite can still be
seen on the walls. The wonderful frescoes covering
the walls of the church are an important example of
Byzantine painting, from between the twelfth and
thirteenth centuries.
Contacts
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Contact person:
Via D'Addozio, 75100
Matera
Matera
(+39) 0835336726
(+39) 3358341414
www.distrettohabitatrupestre.it
[email protected]
Circolo Culturale La Scaletta
Opening hours
Always open:
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no
open by reservation
Services
Information:
Guided visits:
yes
yes
Other information
Disabled access:
no
STONE ROADS
Itineraries through rocky sites and villages of Apulia and Basilicata
Admission:
Notes:
Free of charge
The following services exist:
 Car park
 Signs
 Public bus stop nearby
 Refreshment point / Picnic area
 Guided tours, also in English
More details
The left apse has a triptych of saints dating back to the middle of the twelfth century, showing Saint
Barbara, Saint Nicholas and Saint Pantaleon. Beside it is a Madonna seated on a throne. One of the pillars
has a scene with two female and one male figures, while the second has a Saint wearing a habit with a
pointed hood. There is a crucifixion scene in the left apse. The right wall has paintings of Saint Peter
Martyr and Saint Anthony Abbot (16th cent.).
Iris. Soc. Coop. Soc., a Census by the Progetto Interregionale di Sviluppo Turistico (Interregional Tourism
Development Project) “Itinerari interregionali tra siti e villaggi del patrimonio della civiltà rupestre”
(interregional itinerary through sites and villages of the rupestrian civilisation)
Updated on: 10/06/2014