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St Paul's Catacombs

St Agatha Street, Rabat, Island of Malta 2013, Malta
+356 2145 4562
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Malta Sightseeing Tour: Mdina, Mosta Dome, and Ta Qali Crafts Village
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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 era archaeology in Malta.
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St Agatha Street, Rabat, Island of Malta 2013, Malta
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"audio guide"
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"well worth a visit"
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"low ceilings"
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"mind your head"
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"st paul"
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"ancient burial"
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"couple of hours"
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"air raid"
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"during wwii"
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"paul's catacombs"
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"heritage malta"
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"combined ticket"
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"across the road"
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"entrance fee"
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"roman villa"
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"small museum"
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Reviewed 3 days ago

There are 20 plus catacombs to visit, so the entrance fee was very reasonable. There wasn't much interpretative material in each catacomb, but the initial visitor centre and accompanying video presentation set out the history of the site very well. Not to be recommended for...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

I am a cemetery/necropolis/catacomb buff. After the Hypogeum, I had high expectations for the Catacombs, and they were only okay. Only place in Malta where we had to pay extra for the audio tour and it wasn't very good. Since Mdina doesn't take much time...More

Thank Robin W
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I agree there could be more information underground explaining what you are looking at. Nevertheless I found the experience and catacombs very interesting. The attraction was not very busy when we visited but I could see how too many people could spoil the experience. Would...More

1  Thank 1982Nicholas
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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are visiting Mdina a walk down the road through Rabat to visit the catacombs is well worth it. The entrance is in a brown wooden building, there is what appears to be the entrance on the opposite side of the road, 5 euro...More

1  Thank derwent10
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Spend some time in the museum watching the movies (there are multiple that loop through) and checking out the excellent displays. The actual catacombs don't have any description, so learning about it first in the museum will make the time under the ground more interesting....More

1  Thank ahling33
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So I think this a can’t miss. Super cool how much effort was put in to create these back in the day. You really get the feeling of everything by the way they laid out the access and lighting.

Thank Carey279
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I really enjoyed the opportunity to see what is hidden beneath the streets of Rabat. The scale of the tunneling is quite awesome - I thought it would be just a couple of tombs, but they appear to go off for miles. It's not gruesome,...More

1  Thank SanRobbo
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

So much history in one place. Lots of historical facts to see and the catacombs have been carefully preserved for all to appreciate.

Thank Nina V
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Opening time changes as they wish! Nothing as mentioned on the internet sides!!! Travelled to see the the place (witinin the opening time!!!) but they didnt want to let people in because the only wanted groups in for the day. They should have announced it...More

Thank MNia55
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have not visited these catacombs for many years and a lot has been done to improve access and provide better information but I feel they could be considerably improved by providing information within the catacombs themselves. I very much agree with a previous reviewer...More

1  Thank saragio15
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OJ1982
February 14, 2018|
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Response from wahaejock | Reviewed this property |
St Paul's are the best ones to visit. 1-2 Hours to look at all of them.
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Todd P
May 8, 2016|
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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
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kellykelly70
November 12, 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 .
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