Known as the Sistine Chapel of cave art, the Crypt of Original Sin houses 9th-century frescoes and is one of the most fascinating cave churches in Matera.
Cripta del Peccato Originale Tour
Are you ready to visit one of the oldest Christian places of worship in Matera? We'll pick you up at the time you book from Via Alessandro Volta and hop on a minibus to set off on a 30-minute journey to the Cripta del Peccato.
You'll have half an hour to explore the cave at your leisure. Your audio guide will draw your attention to fascinating details on the paintings and tell you all about them. The frescoes painted on the cave walls date back to the 9th century and depict several scenes from Genesis.
The most famous painting in the crypt is one that portrays the expulsion of Adam and Eve from Paradise with a fig symbolising the forbidden fruit. Find out the reason for this during the tour!
At the end of the visit, we'll return to the minibus and go back to Matera after a two-hour tour.
All of our providers comply with local legislation and applicable health recommendations regarding protective material and safety to help avoid the spread of Covid-19.
|Adults||Children between 3 and 14 years old||Children under 3 years old|
Children between 3 and 14 years oldUS$ 11.10
Children under 3 years oldFree
The tour includes audio commentary in English.
Crypt of Original Sin entry fee.
Audio guide in English.
When to book?
Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.
Once your booking has been confirmed, you will receive an email containing your booking voucher. Please print it out or download on your smartphone/tablet to show on the day of the activity.
Frequently asked questions
Q - How to book?
A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.
No (not suitable for people with reduced mobility).
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