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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 2 days ago via mobile

This Trip really worth for it. You will pay 5€ per person and you will see really a lot. We borowed also audio guide for 2€ which was nice to have also some stories to this place. Catacombs and shelters from 2nd World war are...More

Thank Míša K
Reviewed 2 days ago

Our ticket for 3 venues was only 18 euros each and whilst we had a 10 minute walk to find the site it is worthwhile - the area is much bigger than expected but has been evacuated brilliantly - signage is excellent and whilst you...More

Thank Paul S
Reviewed 2 days ago

interesting walk through the catacombs, but few artifacts and little to hold our attention. In spite of the cool temperature, few visitors and we largely had the place to ourselves.

Thank EricSkopec
Reviewed 3 days ago

This site has been excavated with care and is presented with a lot of care and attention Very well laid out and an excellent way to spend a couple of hours going back in time.

Thank David T
Reviewed 3 days ago

There's not much one can really say about his place. It's interesting in some respects, but on the whole quite dull.

Thank Oakesy_11
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This place is very nice. A bit to hot for our taste cause you had to walk a bit in the sun to visit all the cripts but if you take a bottle of cold water with you it is worth the effort.

Thank Irina I
Reviewed 4 days ago

Located in Rabat centre, the entry ticket includes four attractions for 5 euros (September 2017), all in the same building - St Paul's catacombs, St Paul's grotto, WWII shelters and a museum. The catacombs are large and with several corridors. As a side note, I...More

Thank MiguellovesDublin
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is included in an excellent 5 € ticket that covers this, the museum and the lovely St Paul's cathedral. Visiting this place and reading about its history really allows you to go back in time . The catacombs are c extensive and narrow, connected...More

Thank dmaccallum63
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I loved this....you should allow 2-3 hours to see the catacombs and the museum. Very interesting and historical. Don't go there to escape the heat though its very humid and not for those who are claustrophobic!!

Thank emma r
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

For just 5 euro you have access to; the catacombs, which are suprisingly large and impressive In the catacombs there are old WWII shelters, which is impresisve And lots of art, of the cathedral and about the order of St Paul.

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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
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 .