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Matrice Church

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Matrice Church

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Dan M wrote a review Mar 2020
Tel Aviv, Israel14377 contributions3971 helpful votes
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It is located Immediately at your left after entering Porta Trapani, which is the gate you'll take when getting out the Funiculari-Cable Car (the preferred way to go to this village) This Church is not in the same league, or even close to the other Cathedrals, Churches or Duomos in Italy and looks definitely modest, more like the Duomo of Taormina , but still it remains probably one of the more interesting places pieces to see in Erice. From outside it doesn't look really special, but if you go inside you'll discover a beautiful place.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Sally62 wrote a review Jan 2020
Northampton, United Kingdom4576 contributions434 helpful votes
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Build in the local stone in C14th, the duomo looks quite plain from the outside but it is beautiful inside - it's situated very near to Porta Trapani. The lace-patterned ceiling is most unusual and quite stunning and there is a lovely rose window. You have to pay to enter but you can get a combined ticket that allows you entry to the next-door tower and several other churches which is good value.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Curlichef wrote a review Jun 2019
Liverpool, United Kingdom30 contributions12 helpful votes
Very interesting place to visit Erice. Very high up in the clouds with excellent views on a clear day, usually plenty of cloud though.
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Date of experience: May 2019
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bartsbuds wrote a review Oct 2018
Seattle, Washington109 contributions34 helpful votes
Erice is a lot of fun to wander in. The Matrice Church is the first thing we saw after arriving. I like the fort like architecture. I particularly liked the story about how parishioners with a bit too much sin, had to worship from outside the church. That way everyone entering the church knew that they had been bad that week.
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Date of experience: September 2018
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Newytraveller53 wrote a review May 2018
Newcastle, Australia625 contributions150 helpful votes
From the main entry gate the church is located at the end of the first street on the left. While the outside of the church is not very inspiring the inside is beautiful. Ornate ceilings, beautiful artworks. There is an admission charge.
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Date of experience: May 2018
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