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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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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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St Agatha Street, Rabat, Island of Malta 2013, Malta
+356 2145 4562
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Reviewed 4 days ago

I`m local and have revisited after a long time, So happy I did, place is refurbished. Just wonderful.

Thank EyeSpy20
Reviewed 1 week ago

Worth the wait and the money! Great experience. Very good documentary. well done to all! we loved it

Thank rmgtraveller
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A large area to explore of various sized catacombs. We didn't have the audio tour but it was easy to follow without it. Some of the tombs are large whilst others small. Some are also difficult to get around and very low so take care...More

Thank Jmahg
Reviewed 1 week ago

Good t that Senior's rate extended to others outside of Europe. We are from North America so we paid 3.5Euros each. Just called for the Seniors rate and no questions were asked. This rate is for St. Paul's Catacombs and the Wignacourt museum. According to...More

Thank OntarioTravel3
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited this historic site recently and would have appreciated a warmer welcome from the lady selling tickets, completely unhelpful and very grumpy! Nevertheless, we enjoyed the walk round and investigating the underground burial chambers. Don't miss the audio visual documentary before you embark on...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Reasonable audiovisual presentation before a modest museum but the catacombs are fascinating, although you’re unlikely to want to visit all of them. Worth an hour or more of anybody’s time. Decent toilets. Gift shop. As almost all of the action is subterranean and plenty of...More

Thank Paul R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

At 5 euro admission, (3.50 for students and seniors) we felt this museum offered very good value; the audio visual presentation to start was informative, the small museum showing artifacts discovered when the visitor centre was built and describing ancient burial customs was well presented...More

Thank Cannuckk
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nipped here from the Malta Sightseeing bus prior to exploring Mdina. Rather confused initially trying to find the way in, and for a moment thought it was closed - persevere to find the entrance selling tickets. Then got a little lost trying to find our...More

Thank MatB123
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Whilst this venue has much to offer with a gallery, catacombs and an air raid shelter I found the displays tired and uninspiring. It needs the presentation brought up to date. Not as high on my list as it should be.

Thank Martin M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The audiovisual introduction was comprehensive and gives a very good background to the catacombs. The artifacts in the museum are also well documented. Staff were very helpful and courteous. Very well worth a visit. My only complaint is that when visiting the catacombs themselves, the...More

Thank al d
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Todd P
8 May 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
12 November 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 .