The Rupestrian Complex of San Giorgio

The oil mill, the cellar, the underground path between the cisterns
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The visit to the San Giorgio al Paradiso Complex allows you to explore all the epochs of Matera’s cave civilization: the core of the Paleolithic cave, the Church, the olive press, and the cellar dating back to 1717, all bear witness to the constant presence of humans throughout the centuries.

The underground path through the six ancient cisterns used for collecting rainwater and the canals carved into the rock further enhance the perception of the place within a space of over 400 square meters.

The Statue of Saint George, a remarkable stone artwork by Mazzaro, restores the lost sanctity to the site.

Opening time

From Tuesday to Sunday :
From 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Monday by reservation


Tour with guide (lasting about 30 minutes)
Audio Guide and Descriptive Texts in your language
Outside Relax Area ~ Free Wi Fi