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St. Agatha's Crypt, Catacombs & Museum

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Address: St. Agatha Street, Rabat, Island of Malta 2020, Malta
Phone Number: 356 21454503
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St. Paul’s Catacombs are a typical complex of interconnected, underground...

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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After the clearing and improved entrance

A few yrs ago, I was invited to visit the St Agatha Catacombs. It was very interesting, in particular because of the explanation of the Priest. I was surprised that these... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Foppe S
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Rabat, Malta
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Rabat, Malta
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A few yrs ago, I was invited to visit the St Agatha Catacombs. It was very interesting, in particular because of the explanation of the Priest. I was surprised that these Catacombs were hardly visited and we talked about what could be done. Some 6 months ago, I was again going down under and I experienced an amazing improvement. Many... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really enjoyed visiting St Agatha's, tour was good value for money. If your interested in history this is a very interesting place to visit. Marcelle from Australia

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River Forest Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The museum was quirky and not sure what theme holds the collection together. Rock collections and priest vestments in the same place? You wait in the museum, and it is quite large, for your tour to begin. We had five on our tour of the catacombs. The tour is brief and the ceilings are real low in places. Our guide,... More 

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Newbury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

An interesting place to visit although relatively small. Best to combine this with St Paul's crypt or another nearby attraction to fill your day.

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fascinating. If you travel to all of Rabat catacombs, this one is definitely the best. It is very inspiring that you could actually see all of the bodies but sadly they were mainly from children. I LOVED GOING THERE WITH MY FAMILY!😀 Visited July 2016

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Meise, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

We visited this place and I'm really glad that we've been there. It's really impressive what you can see there and the guide did his best to explain everything. Visit will take approximately 1 hour (Museum + Crypt/Catacombs)

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016 via mobile

My friend and I visited the St. Agatha's Crypt, Catacombs and Museum, after visiting 2 other catacombs. We ended up getting quite bored since how many catacombs can one see? I mean.. I understand that there are people who would still appreciate visiting it, but as two teens, we didn't quite enjoy it.

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Rabat, Malta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016

A visit to Rabat would be useless unless one visits the catacombs and crypt at St Agatha. Get lost in the labyrinth of catacombs where one can see historic frescoes, tombs and agape table dating almost 2000 years ago. If the stone can talk.

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Sofia, Bulgaria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

Very interesting place, as those are very ancient catacombs from roman time. The fresco's are unique and amazing. The catacombs were a burial place, so there are skeletons at the tombs...

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016 via mobile

Visited St Agatha's Crypt Catacombs and Museum today. The guide was informative and could answer all questions. These catacombs are the only place in Malta with frescos dating from the 12th to the 15th centuries . The museum which you can view either whilst waiting for the tour to begin or at the end has an amazing large collection of... More 

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