St. Paul's Grotto

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St. Paul's Grotto
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Sarah b
Lytham St Anne's, UK1,528 contributions
Friends
This was an essential part of the trip for me as I am keen to retrace st Paul's steps! Was a very interesting visit and information boards were provided to make clear the relevance of the cave and the stories around the life of St Paul.

The church was not open to the public due to restoration work however tickets were available at the Wigancourt Museum. This included access to the WW2 caves/ Catacombs and a gallery of fine art on the 1st Floor.
Written March 23, 2022
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Sharon
Singapore, Singapore51 contributions
Friends
Entrance was €5 for adults and €2.50 for a concession ticket. This gets you into the grotto area, Catacombs, and WW2 Air raid shelters, plus the Chapel, as well as the museum. Audio guides are €2 more.

We spent over 2 hours in total, and found it extremely fascinating from a historical point of view. However, there aren't that many detailed descriptive signages or explanations in the Catacombs/WW2 shelters portion, and if I were to repeat my visit I would definitely spend the extra 2 bucks on the audioguide.

The passeges are mostly well-lit. Note that you will need to be of a certain physical fitness level as there are quite a few areas with stairs (some a bit uneven and slippery) and certain areas with low passeges and ceilings in the Catacombs. However my impression is that most of this is still more spacious than many of the St Paul's Catacombs as long as you don't go scrambling into the smaller alcove areas. (For the claustrophobic, St Paul's Catacombs has a bunch of panic buttons scattered around that I did not notice in this place...)

Definitely recommended for anyone with an interest in history, especially during the current heatwave as the temperatures are definitely cooler underground out of the scorching sun.
Written July 2, 2021
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Nikki245
Enniskillen, UK441 contributions
Couples
This really towers over the piazza with incredible grandeur. A must see visit to complete your trip to this beautiful island.
Written October 9, 2019
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Libby450
London, UK4 contributions
Couples
Very moving to think that one of the Apostles lived in this cave and his work played a key role in the Christian journey of Malta. For me as a Christian it was the highlight of my visit to Malta
Written September 20, 2019
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rv15243
London, UK194 contributions
Friends
Mdina and Rabat are a wonderful in all aspects. Arabic, English and Sicilian mixed and this underground is the percect combo deal.
Written August 4, 2019
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TonyC_Austin
Austin, TX311 contributions
Couples
The grotto is part of the Wignacourt Museum and the museum ticket also includes the grotto, catacombs, WW2 shelters. The grotto itself is a very austere area, though there are more elaborate alters adjacent to it.
Written July 1, 2019
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xavier911
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Couples
I don't know why they list St. Paul's Catacombs, Grotto & Museum separately because they're all in the same place and one ticket gets you into all three. They are extremely proud that several popes have visited and you'll see this in the Grotto - several pictures and tributes to Pope John Paul. It's very relaxing and enjoyable since you can rest after visiting the catacombs.
Written April 1, 2016
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Nils J
Manchester, UK205 contributions
Couples
It is in the Bible and several Popes have made the pilgrimage to the Grotto where St Paul after been shipwrecked lived for 3 months. It is now been linked to a museum and the fascinating catacombs as well. Entrance fee is modest for this one of the essential places to visit on Malta. Mdina, the ancient capital is within a short walk.
Written February 11, 2016
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CosmicAvatar
Sandhurst59 contributions
I'd wanted to see this place anyway, but the timing of our visit was most serendipitous as it was bucketing down outside (the only time it rained during our stay, but boy, did it rain!). We saw the grotto (fascinating in itself as St Paul allegedly stayed here for a while), but our ticket also gave us access to the catacombs (we were clambering about the place for ages), the WWII shelters, the chapel AND the museum opposite, which has a pretty decent display of fine art and religious artifacts. Excellent value for money, and the cafe did a decent glass of wine as well. Recommended.
Written November 7, 2019
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MalteseBeauty
Townsville, Australia215 contributions
Couples
My husband & I visited St Paul’s Catacombs, St Paul’s Grotto & the Musuem. Exceptional Value at 5 Euro + 2 Euro for the Audio Guides. The Audio Guides are a must. It is quite special to see St Paul’s Grotto.
Written June 21, 2019
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