St Paul's Catacombs, Rabat

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Explore the complex of interconnected underground Roman cemeteries, in use up to the 4th century CE, at St Paul's Catacombs. The earliest archaeological evidence of Christianity in Malta, the catacombs display various tomb types, like the baldacchino tombs, which are free-standing, canopied burials with grand arches and pillars. Other decorations within the catacombs include illustrations and written messages. Be advised that the catacombs are very dark, with steep stairs and uneven flooring. They may be difficult to manage for those with mobility issues or claustrophobia. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to St Paul's Catacombs by using our Rabat itinerary website.
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  • After visiting Mdina the old capital of Malta and being Rabat about a 10' walk we decided to visit St Paul's Catacombs I found a well organized and clean place to visit. Impressed we were as well...  more »
  • Had been there with family, these are the most prominent features of Malta’s early Christianity archaeology. Archaeologists have unearthed an extensive system of underground galleries and tombs...  more »
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  • Lovely national heritage, very tidy and well kept. The first part provides interesting information about the past traditions and practices. The catacombs are well lit and easy to walk through. The entrance is available through stairs. Crossing the road will find more small catacombs and exhibitions. Definitely worth a visit.
  • A fun thing to do on a day out, St. Paul's Cqtacombs consists of maybe 20 underground catacombs. Most of them are Jewish, Pagan and Christian. There's lots of little interesting places where they talk about funeral rites of different religions, funeral processions and so on. I would definitely recommend comfy shoes, and if you don't like enclosed spaces then this isn't the site for you.
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