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St Paul's Catacombs

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Address: St Agatha Street, Rabat, Island of Malta 2013, Malta
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OPEN MONDAY - SUNDAY from 09.00 Till 17.00Hrs (last admission at 16.30Hrs).

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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Something different to see

The Catacombs of St Paul were something different to see compared with the other attractions. After spending almost a day in Mdina we decided to check out the catacombs. The... read more

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Varna, Bulgaria
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Varna, Bulgaria
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Catacombs of St Paul were something different to see compared with the other attractions. After spending almost a day in Mdina we decided to check out the catacombs. The ticket costs 5 € for adults and the tour starts in a small museum with plenty of information about the site. Then start the catacombs which are located on both... More 

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kent
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

have been wanting to visit here since reading a book in my youth it did not disappoint if you love history this place has it. would recommend you read a little about this place before visiting in order to appreciate it. would not recommend doing the trip as part of an organized tour as there was one there when we... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Well worth a visit when in Rabat steeped in history and a must do trip for any age group so would recommend

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Thank AlisonMoody
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

very nice experience when I visited the Catacombs of St Paul in Rabat. Very rich in history and very well kept. well done to all who take care of the Catacombs of St Paul in Rabat. I always was interested in the local history of Malta and very educational to all who attend.

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Thank Francis C
Rabat, Malta
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the places that should be visited by tourists while in Rabat Malta. These catacombs are close to 2000 years now and they have been re organized with knew lighting and also audio information at a small cost.

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Uppsala, Sweden
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very interesting and historical visit. Worth it. But the darked haired woman on entrance fees was rude about my friend student card. A lot of irish student cards dont have expiry dates and she wouldnt accept it but was also rude about it

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Clare
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went into ticket shop and the lady behind the kiosk was unbelieveably rude. Wanted to use my student card for discount.. and she wouldbt accept!!! The date of my card was on the bottom in clear writing and she made me feel like i was trying to scam her! If it wasnt for my friends wanting to see the tombs..... More 

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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For 5 euros entry, you get to visit 20+ catacomb entrances. The best ones are the first (1-4) which are longer and take you further in and around. The museum has some orientation to the catacombs, explaining that it may be a myth that early Christians hid from persecution here. Which kind of takes away the interest level! But nevertheless,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are staying in Valletta Saint Paul catacombs can be easily reached by public bus for less than 2 euros. Entrance fee is about 5 euro and it is well worth your time and visit. They have small children area if your kids don't want to visit the inside of the catacombs. Each entrance to the catacombs is marked... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visiting out of season meant that it was very quiet - adding to the atmosphere. The catacombs were more extensive than I had been expecting and for most of my visit I was the only person down there. Combine with a visit to Mdina.

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