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St Paul's Catacombs

St Agatha Street, Rabat, Island of Malta 2013, Malta
+356 2145 4562
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Dangerous, boring and not worth a visit

Poorly displayed, no exhibits and thus no context so really it just becomes a series of caves with... read more

Reviewed October 23, 2016
Nicki C
Southampton, United Kingdom

Worthwhile seeing. Impressive experience to visit those tombs. Just be aware that one part closes... read more

Reviewed October 21, 2016
Fribourg, Switzerland
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St Agatha Street, Rabat, Island of Malta 2013, Malta
+356 2145 4562
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Reviewed October 23, 2016

Poorly displayed, no exhibits and thus no context so really it just becomes a series of caves with wobbly staircases and rails. I was in one convoluted catacomb and the lights went out. I pressed the "panic button" to summon assistance to get out and...More

Thank Nicki C
Reviewed October 21, 2016 via mobile

Worthwhile seeing. Impressive experience to visit those tombs. Just be aware that one part closes at 16:15. There's anyway enough time to see most of the tombs. We visited with a 6 y.o child, and she was equally impressed, but not scared.

Thank Mordicus2006
Reviewed October 19, 2016

Visiting St Paul's Catacombs is a must when you are in Rabat. It gives you an insight of local Malta's inhabitants living during the WW2, when catacombs were used as shelters during the air raids. An unusual but really fascinating experience. Not suitable for claustrophobic...More

Thank Enrika C
Reviewed October 17, 2016

New museum and welcome area very informative. Underground crypts are fascinating. If you are claustrophobic not a place for you.

Thank Douglas S
Reviewed October 15, 2016

Well worth a visit. Facinating history. The visitors centre show cases some of the finds, and the catacombs themselves are really captivating.

Thank foodforthought1968
Reviewed October 14, 2016

On it's own the Catacombs (eerie and where more than 1000 people were buried) are only a 3 star, but it is 5 star when combined with St Paul's Grotto (where St Paul apparently stayed for 3 months), St Paul's church, museum of art and...More

Thank Jimurr
Reviewed October 12, 2016

Went here on a combined ticket with 3 other attractions so it was good value. At the beginning the was some very interesting information about catacombs. Then there are over 20 to go down into. Some are quite small and others are much larger. We...More

Thank Lucy A
Reviewed October 11, 2016

We did visit first the excellent (small) St. Agatha's Crypt & Catacombs making this experience a disappointment. The complex does has a modern entrance. It did cost 5 euro to visit many catacombs. There is very much information about the catacombs available. The catacombs can...More

Thank Jan T
Reviewed October 5, 2016

I've been and see a good number of catacombs worldwide, and these are by far the most interesting and well presented I've seen. The tour starts with an AudoVisual presentation, there are maybe 5 short films exploring different aspects of catacombs. Then there is a...More

Thank Wildfalcon
Reviewed October 4, 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed all aspects of this visit which is cheap if you are a senior and includes good underground exploration and a nice collection of museum items upstairs. It helps to understand modern and ancient elements of Maltan history.

Thank Ann D
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Todd P
Did you book through a Tour or just went and did it yourselves?
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
I have a two year old .. would this visit be a defanate no no.. can pushchairs be left somewhee saftly . When is best time to go to avoid major crouds . We are visiting early june
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 .
Konstantina G
Hello, it seems like the site is closed. Any chance i go there and get in without an appointment?
January 8, 2017|
Response from HerMalta | Property representative |
St Paul's Catacombs are currently open to the public daily. Further details can be found on Heritage Malta's website.