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St. Agatha's Crypt, Catacombs & Museum

St. Agatha Street, Rabat, Island of Malta 2020, Malta
+356 2145 4503
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Underground highly decorated altars, catacombes and small museum

Closed on Sundays, as well as Saturdays afternoons, this place is still run by a religious order... read more

Reviewed 5 December 2017
Katrien S
Ghent, Belgium
A Little Gem

This is a low key but very atmospheric place. There is a small museum with a small but... read more

Reviewed 18 November 2017
Linda S
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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 archaeology in Malta.
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St. Agatha Street, Rabat, Island of Malta 2020, Malta
+356 2145 4503
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Reviewed 5 December 2017

Closed on Sundays, as well as Saturdays afternoons, this place is still run by a religious order. The museum one can visit by themselves, and is very eclectic, with fossils, minerals, archaeological objects as well as some religious objects. The museum is very old fashioned,...More

1  Thank Katrien S
Reviewed 18 November 2017

This is a low key but very atmospheric place. There is a small museum with a small but comprehensive collection of fossils, rocks,pottery, etc and religious articles.Then there is an informative, guided tour of some catacombs, some of the graves contain bones and best of...More

Thank Linda S
Reviewed 9 October 2017

What can I say even though only 5euros a total waste of time. The museum is not much one floor up stairs and the catacombs are of some size but you only see 10% of them and the guided tour took me about 10-15mins if...More

Thank wahaejock
Reviewed 6 October 2017

We chose these catacombs for two reasons. They contain a series of remarkable frescoes dating from the 12th to 15th centuries and I believe there are no remaining frescos at the St Paul's catacombs. Secondly there are no large tour groups coming through. Regular, small...More

1  Thank Ann004
Reviewed 3 October 2017

St Pauls closed at 5 so we went to St Agathas which closed at 6pm. We had also been told by a local to visit St Agathas instead of st Paul's which is more commercial. The museum was good but the tour of the catacombs...More

1  Thank Frank C
Reviewed 22 September 2017

We were recommended to visit these catacombs rather than St Pauls which is literally across the street. The museum was very dusty but very interesting all the same. We had a personal tour with only 4 people on the tour. The guide was very young...More

2  Thank sarah and chris B
Reviewed 11 September 2017

An old style museum full of interesting artefacts. There were only four of us in the tour to the catacombs so very enjoyable, atmospheric and informative. Beautiful frescoes

Thank Nandita H
Reviewed 31 August 2017 via mobile

Join the tourguide down below the surface, listening to the stories about the toombs, the old cemeteries, the underground chappel and see the 2000 year old frescoes. A must see when in Rabat

Thank Kim_nihao
Reviewed 29 July 2017

Such a lot to see, and more original features in place than some other catacombs we have visited, museum is a 'must'.

Thank HeatherColin
Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

This is worth popping into for a different experience of catacombs to St Paul's, and to see the medieval church grotto with beautiful painted medieval frescoes. This site contains an amazing Roman 'church' area in the catacomb, quite possibly one of the earliest surviving in...More

2  Thank Curatorgirl
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ann b
18 August 2016|
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Response from Jessica B | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I believe they are signposted. However if you head towards the larger St Pauls catacombs, St Agathas is just a bit further down the road. Heading south on Triq Sant Agata you will walk past St pauls. 1 minute further... More
1 December 2015|
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Response from Family C | Reviewed this property |
Hi St. Agatha's Crypt, Catacombs & Museum is in Malta, not London. :-)
8 June 2015|
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Response from NChet | Reviewed this property |
It's open 9am to 5pm but last entry is at 4:30. I can't remember if they're open on Sunday or not though. Definitely worth a visit - I usually go more than once when I visit