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“The Catacombs & Crypt +++”

St. Agatha's Crypt, Catacombs & Museum
Ranked #4 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.
Reviewed 24 April 2014

Museum, manly paintings and not much for young kids to do but the rest is well worth the time to visit.

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Reviewed 10 April 2014

The guide is a very nice and funny guy, who spices up the visit with some jokes, but as well has a tremendous knowledge about the matter and answers all the questions (and if he would happen to not know one, he said he would look it up and tell it to the people after the visit!) .
We went here because we read in a guide that Saint Agathas catacombs were more interesting than SZt. Paul's - and though we didn't visit the latter, I can imagine that this is true. The museum is full of all kinds of interesting stuff about Maltese history, but also stones and crystals, skeletons and even a mummified Nile crocodile (no idea how this one got lost here!). The catacombs are indeed not super big (the open part), but the murals are nicely restaurated and there are quite some real skeletons inside, which keeps the atmosphere quite authentic to be honest.

4  Thank Darya89
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Reviewed 5 April 2014

Its a strange visit, most tourists go to St.Paul's Catacombs. St.Agatha's complex is splendidly 'higardy piggledy' an eclectic mix of all kinds of Malta history. Its all mixed together, bones, skulls, paintings, church relics, early and recent coins and war time notes - its all around you. On the hour they call you to visit the catacombs. The whole area is riddled with these ancient burial places. Our tour guide - ' Joe '(I think) was enthusiastic and could not wait to impart his considerable knowledge. Wonderful passageways with chambers of all sizes scouped out of the limestone. Be warned, if your not good on your feet, able to duck (or your very short) claustrophobic, this may not be for you. But I enjoyed it and I am 6' 3" " !

3  Thank Richard T
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Reviewed 3 March 2014

Small but intriguing display within this location. Well presented and centrally located within Rabat close to local amenities.

4  Thank Alan M
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Reviewed 24 January 2014 via mobile

A nice presented and laid out presentation. Welcomed by a lovely couple. The guide very knowledgable and freindly. Loved this and well worth a visit.

3  Thank PRSGC
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