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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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Catacombs and crypts were interesting

We enjoyed our guided tour of the catacombs and crypts. I had to do some scrunching down in... read more

Reviewed yesterday
chitownsam
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Chicago, Illinois
An interesting experience

An interesting experience combined with St Paul's Catacombs. Allow yourself plenty of time to... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Simon S
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Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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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
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Reviewed yesterday

We enjoyed our guided tour of the catacombs and crypts. I had to do some scrunching down in places. Quite a number of authentic bones in the crypts. Didn’t think much of the museum. Why have a ton of small mineral samples from all over...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An interesting experience combined with St Paul's Catacombs. Allow yourself plenty of time to explore the site!

Thank Simon S
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Reviewed 29 April 2018 via mobile

Loved this even with 8yr and 10yr old. Beautiful day. Went early in the day to avoid crowds with was great. Beautiful village & area. Great information and boys never got bored

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Reviewed 25 April 2018

The museum had lots of interesting exhibits, paintings and religious objects, worth visiting before or after the tour of the Catacombs, bigger than we thought on two levels. The tour guide was really informative about the Catacombs, explaining clearly about how they were used and...More

1  Thank Sue H
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Reviewed 16 April 2018 via mobile

If you are staying in Rabat or just visiting mdina and have a bit of time, the st. Agatas is an absolutely must-see! The catacombs are pure history with original skeletons and frescoes even of the 4th century!! The guidance was not that long but...More

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Reviewed 9 April 2018

This is a wonderful experience. We spent a fascinating hour in the museum before joining the guided tour of the catacombs. They were incredibl6 moving, in a state of excellent preservation, complete with frescoes. The guide was informative and clearly loves the caracombs. Some skeletons...More

Thank Sabhbh C
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Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

These catacombs are a place where the people of Mdina used to be burried between 3rd and 8th century. During the tour you can see the graves dug in the stone and many old wall paintings. It was really a special experience for me and...More

Thank Petra Č
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Reviewed 9 March 2018 via mobile

An amazing small eclectic museum full of fascinating artefacts, - archaeological, architectural, geological, natural historical, artistic, religious, - well worth a long lingering visit. The guided short tour of the fascinating catacombs was conducted smoothly and clearly.

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Reviewed 4 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
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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
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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
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J2490
30 November 2015|
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Response from Family C | Reviewed this property |
Hi St. Agatha's Crypt, Catacombs & Museum is in Malta, not London. :-)
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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
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