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Basilica di San Biagio

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Basilica di San Biagio

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Via Castello, Maratea Italy
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The tour of Maratea starts from the highest part of the city: Mount San Biagio. Here you can admire in all its beauty the statue of Christ the Redeemer, the symbol not only of the city of Maratea but of the whole region of Basilicata.<br><br>The second largest statue in the world as a dimension after Christ of Rio de Janeiro, the statue of Maratea is 21 meters tall, with a 19-meter arm opening and a face measuring 3 meters.<br><br>The statue was made of reinforced concrete covered with a mixture of white cement and Carrara marble and created by the artist Bruno Innocenti in 1965.<br><br>After admiring the Christ, the visit continues in the nearby Basilica of San Biagio, patron saint of the town. <br><br>The tour continues in the medieval village, with ancient houses with arches close to each other and divided only by narrow lanes and characteristic lanes that fociano in small squares paved in local stone.
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Oldjack wrote a review Jun 2019
Greater Melbourne, Australia22,381 contributions2,537 helpful votes
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The Church sits essentially at the top of the mountain (624 meters) by the same name above Maratea and it is quite a spectacular place along with the 21.2 meter high statue of Jesus Christ. The church dates back to the early 17th century and is seen as the leading church for the area and a very demanding walk to get to a service each Sunday.I t was under renovation and was not open, but for locations it is the best you might find.
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Date of experience: May 2019
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Marlowe34 wrote a review Aug 2018
Sutton, United Kingdom35 contributions14 helpful votes
If you're visiting the statue of Christ then the basica is worth a visit. It is modestly decorated in comparison to other religious buildings we have come across and won't offer much more than ten minutes close scrutiny even with its marbled and iconography. Nevertheless it served as an interesting little addition to our statue quest so, if churches are your thing, check it out.
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Date of experience: August 2018
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LaBod44 wrote a review Nov 2017
Budapest, Hungary114 contributions54 helpful votes
The basilica is a few minutes walking distance from the statue of Christ the Redeemer. It's history goes beck to the seventh century. and has been extended several times over the centuries. It houses numerous pices of work of arts, such as frescos, statues and paintings. Its a must when one is staying Maratea.
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Date of experience: September 2017
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Sail B wrote a review Sep 2017
Mold, United Kingdom58 contributions31 helpful votes
Not overwhelmingly pretty but as its situated near the Redeemer its worth a look . One of Four churches that Maratea is famous for apparently and worth a look . Great location and backdrop and a part of the experience in all but not worth the visit as a standalone
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Date of experience: September 2017
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Colin D wrote a review Jul 2017
Hertfordshire, United Kingdom628 contributions155 helpful votes
You could say ' Not another religious building' of course you would be right but do take time to visit this one it is simple yet beautiful
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Date of experience: June 2017
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