St. Agatha's Crypt, Catacombs & Museum

St. Agatha's Crypt, Catacombs & Museum

St. Agatha's Crypt, Catacombs & Museum
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10:00 AM - 1:30 PM
Monday
1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday
1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday
1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Thursday
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Friday
1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 1:30 PM
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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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  • Cornj
    53 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A true delight
    The guided tour of the frescoed catacombs is short , interesting & a wonderful trip. The guide is serious & knowledgeable. The museum is a treat , a true cornucopia of delights. A case of Egyptian shabti , Roman & Greek artifacts , a crocodile & countless other items all in lovely old cases with hand written labels .
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 20 September 2023
  • anezreltub
    Ramsey, United Kingdom191 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Patron saint of breast cancer
    Catacombs for St Agatha, less commercial than St Paul's across the road. 5 euro entry which includes the museum and guided tour of the Catacombs. Low ceilings and uneven floor and steps, so no good if you have mobility issues. Frescos inside date from 5th century, no photography is allowed at all, but pics, prayer cards and rosaries can be purchased in the shop. St Agatha is the patron saint for Breast Cancer. Upstairs museum where you can take photos is rammed with stuff...Worth a look as included in the ticket price but unless you are fascinated by rocks and bones it's a 10 minute visit.
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 28 March 2024
  • DaisyChain12
    Hitchin, United Kingdom2,008 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Informative guide and interesting to see
    This seemed less busy than the more popular one on the same street and looking at the underground map they each have their own section of the same complex? We arrived to what appeared to be a locked door but actually the guide locks up while he takes people in a tour. Be patient as the tour maybe takes 20 minutes but the guide appears to be the archeologist who helped uncover the site so is very knowledgeable and respectful of the site. We asked lots of questions and he was really interesting. No photos allowed due to possible damage to ancient frescoes. The museum upstairs had lots of nik-naks, could maybe do with a dust. Some interesting bits to see.
    Visited April 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 2 April 2024
  • Tom M
    Poole, United Kingdom8 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Better then St Paul’s.
    St Agatha’s Catacombes I give 5. And for St Paul’s it’s 2. Walk a bit further up the road, past the better signposted St Paul’s, and it’s on the right. Just be patient and wait for the current tour to finish. You’ll have a GUIDED tour with your questions actually answered! This tired old fashioned site is in need of the tourist’s support before it’s lost and then sanitised by Heritage Malta.
    Visited April 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 30 April 2024
  • Matthew P
    London, United Kingdom5,616 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great guided tour
    When you arrive the gentleman explains when your tour will start, and you should visit the museum. When he calls out to say the tour is on the best part starts. Interesting very old painting and a guided tour of the underground catacombs begin. The guide was very knowledgeable and explained everything he showed us. Willing to answer questions in a no hurry way. No photographs or video allowed.
    Visited May 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 20 May 2024
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Rob L
Swindon, UK12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
We had a guided tour of the catacombs, informative and fascinating. The wall paintings are amazing and we were surprised by how many artefacts were contained in the museum.
Written 6 June 2024
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Matthew P
London, UK5,616 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
When you arrive the gentleman explains when your tour will start, and you should visit the museum. When he calls out to say the tour is on the best part starts. Interesting very old painting and a guided tour of the underground catacombs begin. The guide was very knowledgeable and explained everything he showed us. Willing to answer questions in a no hurry way. No photographs or video allowed.
Written 20 May 2024
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Richard S
Bishops Stortford, UK10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
Great experience the museum is amazing and the crypt tour excellent.
You see the skeleton’s and wall paintings history bought to life by an informative guide Fantastic good value 6 euro’s
Written 20 May 2024
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Tom M
Poole, UK8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
St Agatha’s Catacombes I give 5. And for St Paul’s it’s 2.
Walk a bit further up the road, past the better signposted St Paul’s, and it’s on the right.
Just be patient and wait for the current tour to finish.
You’ll have a GUIDED tour with your questions actually answered!
This tired old fashioned site is in need of the tourist’s support before it’s lost and then sanitised by Heritage Malta.
Written 30 April 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

DaisyChain12
Hitchin, UK2,008 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
This seemed less busy than the more popular one on the same street and looking at the underground map they each have their own section of the same complex? We arrived to what appeared to be a locked door but actually the guide locks up while he takes people in a tour. Be patient as the tour maybe takes 20 minutes but the guide appears to be the archeologist who helped uncover the site so is very knowledgeable and respectful of the site. We asked lots of questions and he was really interesting.
No photos allowed due to possible damage to ancient frescoes.
The museum upstairs had lots of nik-naks, could maybe do with a dust. Some interesting bits to see.
Written 2 April 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

anezreltub
Ramsey, UK191 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
Catacombs for St Agatha, less commercial than St Paul's across the road. 5 euro entry which includes the museum and guided tour of the Catacombs.
Low ceilings and uneven floor and steps, so no good if you have mobility issues. Frescos inside date from 5th century, no photography is allowed at all, but pics, prayer cards and rosaries can be purchased in the shop. St Agatha is the patron saint for Breast Cancer.
Upstairs museum where you can take photos is rammed with stuff...Worth a look as included in the ticket price but unless you are fascinated by rocks and bones it's a 10 minute visit.
Written 28 March 2024
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pickytraveller66
Basel, Switzerland108 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
If you want to see any catacombs in the area, then I recommend these. Indeed they are smaller than the famous neighbouring site, but through the short and well explained guided tour through narrow tunnels you get the real feel of the site.
Written 4 October 2023
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Cornj
53 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
The guided tour of the frescoed catacombs is short , interesting & a wonderful trip. The guide is serious & knowledgeable.
The museum is a treat , a true cornucopia of delights. A case of Egyptian shabti , Roman & Greek artifacts , a crocodile & countless other items all in lovely old cases with hand written labels .
Written 20 September 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Ioannis Ktst
Xanthi, Greece374 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Couples
Apart from St Paul's catacombs there are these catacombs and a Great museum. I would advise you to see them all and you will love them
Written 2 March 2023
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mrc282
World8,657 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 • Solo
this catacomb is worth a visit but note that photography is not allowed due to frescos. however if you want to take a similar shot of catacombs, the best substitute will be the nearby st cataldus catacombs
Written 13 January 2023
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