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St Paul's Catacombs

St Agatha Street, Rabat, Island of Malta 2013, Malta
+356 2145 4562
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OPEN MONDAY - SUNDAY from 09.00 Till 17.00Hrs (last admission at 16.30Hrs). St.Paul's Catacombs are a typical complex of interconnected, underground Roman cemeteries that were in use up to the 4th century AD. They are located on the outskirts of the old Roman capital Melite (today's Mdina), since Roman law prohibited burials within the city. St Paul's Catacombs represent the earliest and largest archaeological evidence of Christianity in Malta. The site was cleared and investigated in 1894 by Dr A.A. Caruana, the pioneer of Christian era archaeology in Malta.
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St Agatha Street, Rabat, Island of Malta 2013, Malta
+356 2145 4562
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Spread out in a complex of multiple catacombs, there is good signage that informs you of the “ must-see” tombs. There’s also good lighting, but you may need to mind your head in places. It was a very private and quiet self-guided tour. Entrance is...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

With a well set out museum and easy access to the catacombs if you're into history and/or history this is for you. There are steps involved accessing the catacombs but they're easy and the whole area is well lit. I'm a bit claustrophobic but it's...More

Thank 0undleman
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you are facinated with biblical and world history you need to visit this place. There are catacombs and shelter used to keep 450 people hidden from air raids during the world war. They also claim Apostle Paul was hidden in the grotto when he...More

Thank alexngm
Reviewed 1 week ago

A group of six of us had seen a lot of the tourist destinations on Malta so decided on a trip to Rabat to see the catacombs. We didn't expect something so expansive, interesting and impressive. The main (brown) building is the starting point where...More

Thank Metrox
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The catacombs themselves were amazing to see, just incredible infrastructure and construction. Reasonable price and easy layout. A must see of Malta

Thank Kate F
Reviewed 1 week ago

Worth a . Look to see the catacombs. Lots of tunnels underground . Not a lot of information though. Price to enter also included the museum which has a lot of ecclesiastical . Also a collection of silver .

Thank R8011905
Reviewed 1 week ago

The visit is nice, but does not compare to the catacombs in Rome or Paris. We came here during the hot hours of the day to escape the heat. It turns out the catacombs are accessible through 20+ entrances and there is no shade between...More

1  Thank Jacques W
Reviewed 1 week ago

Slightly apprehensive about this but utterly enjoyable Visitor centre was excellent and DVD presentation spot on. It was well lit so no fear of permanent residence and not too many visitors so you could prowl about a bit. Entrance included with Malta Heritage Pass otherwise...More

Thank vessi80
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent place- only €3.5 and two really large areas to visit. The indoor centre gave much information and had photos, drawings and models to show. When outside the catacombs had an information board outside and steps into them. They were well lit and had walkways...More

Thank Pete S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On a sun scorched day, what better way to cool off than to go and visit these fantastic underground spaces. From stone age to almost modern day (or at least medieval) crypts, the range of different methods from walk all over you poor holes in...More

Thank Myke C
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Todd P
Did you book through a Tour or just went and did it yourselves?
8 May 2016|
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Response from DrMarkES | Reviewed this property |
I just took the tour myself. There area few shops outside the chapel that have some booklets and explain all the rooms, kitchen, meeting room and the use of the catacombs by the Brits in WWII. I suggest you do it yourself... More
I have a two year old .. would this visit be a defanate no no.. can pushchairs be left somewhee saftly . When is best time to go to avoid major crouds . We are visiting early june
12 November 2015|
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Response from drvelo | Reviewed this property |
Better not to go with a stroller , the catacombs are quite narrow and with many up and downs . Normally there are no crowds , so you can choose any convenient time for you .