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St. Agatha's Crypt, Catacombs & Museum
Ranked #3 of 29 things to do in Rabat
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Owner description: 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.
Attard Malta
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377 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 619 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2013

I liked this more than St Paul's Catacombs. The guided tour is more informative. You should also visit the museum and the chapel. It is obviously dark and humid and not recommended for the elderly people. You need to ask were to find it because it is hidden in an alley.

Visited November 2012
2 Thank Mario V
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9 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“nice, not more”
Reviewed 29 August 2013

If you've visited St Paul's Catacombs you can consider skipping this one. Pretty much the same, and less impressive after St.Paul's catacombs. Unless you really want to see yet another church, 2nd world war hidings (boring) and some wooden stachues (I guess art lovers would appreciate those)

Visited August 2013
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8 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Not for the claustrophobic”
Reviewed 8 August 2013

Great little place to see how our forefathers lived. Children love it! However people who do not like dark, damp and enclosed spaces should stay away.

Visited August 2013
5 Thank JeanBMadliena
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Binghamton, New York
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26 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Worth a visit”
Reviewed 7 August 2013

Interesting place. Do not miss a museum. Tour is offered every hour or every 30 minutes if there are enough people. If you need to wait, make sure to explain a small museum up on the second floor. Nice collection of Neolithic, Roman and even Egyptian antiquities. Catacomb themselves are interesting. Some of the loculi still have bodies in them. Interesting place of worship, perhpas the first church on Malta, and very fascintating and rare tables for funerary meals

Visited July 2013
5 Thank Ilya G
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Island of Malta, Malta
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160 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“Most interesting catacombs in Rabat”
Reviewed 7 August 2013

Been to other catacombs but believe that these are the best....authentic tombs (some with remains still there) and impressive frescos in good condition. The small group tour around (seems to be quite often organised, so not too much time to wait) was great and really liked the explanation. Recommend to have a look at the museum upstairs whilst waiting to start the tour. A great collection of discoveries and old relics. Indeed worth a visit. Easy to reach from Mdina.

Visited July 2013
4 Thank AnnMarieMalta_Europe
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