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Norman Castle

What to see in Montescaglioso, Matera, Basilicata


The Norman Castle of Montescaglioso was built at the end of the 11th century as a control of Porta Maggiore. Erected by the Maccabeo, the castle is arranged around a courtyard which is accessed by a portal flanked by two towers of which one still exists. In the east wing the tallest tower is conserved, with a quadrangular plan, rendered unrecognizable by recent transformations. The church of Santa Caterina is annexed to the castle. On the ground floor there are cisterns, deposits, a hanging garden, stables and a porch, currently closed.
The castle was owned by various feudal lords of the country. At the beginning of the seventeenth century, acquired with the fief by the Grillo family, the stronghold was transformed into a comfortable palace. Restored, in 1857 the arm connecting the building to Porta Maggiore was demolished and the facade on the Corso was rebuilt in a neo-medieval style, with battlements and garritis. Between 1960 and 1964, the entire southern wing and one of the two entrance towers were demolished.

  • Via Santa Caterina, 75024, Montescaglioso (Matera)
  • Castle, fortress
  • Suitable for disabled people

Montescaglioso

Montescaglioso

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Events

from
sunday
18
august, 2024
to tuesday 20 august 2024

Feast of San Rocco

sunday
5
january, 2025

The night of the Cucibocca

wednesday
19
march, 2025

Bonfire of St. Joseph

friday
18
april, 2025

Good Friday procession in Montescaglioso

monday
21
april, 2025

Feast of Our Lady of the New

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