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St. Agatha's Crypt, Catacombs & Museum

St. Agatha Street, Rabat, Island of Malta 2020, Malta
+356 2145 4503
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Pure history!

If you are staying in Rabat or just visiting mdina and have a bit of time, the st. Agatas is an... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Mojo A
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Well worth a visit

This is a wonderful experience. We spent a fascinating hour in the museum before joining the guided... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Sabhbh C
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London, England, United Kingdom
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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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St. Agatha Street, Rabat, Island of Malta 2020, Malta
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"beautiful frescoes"
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"well worth a visit"
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

If you are staying in Rabat or just visiting mdina and have a bit of time, the st. Agatas is an absolutely must-see! The catacombs are pure history with original skeletons and frescoes even of the 4th century!! The guidance was not that long but...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a wonderful experience. We spent a fascinating hour in the museum before joining the guided tour of the catacombs. They were incredibl6 moving, in a state of excellent preservation, complete with frescoes. The guide was informative and clearly loves the caracombs. Some skeletons...More

Thank Sabhbh C
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

These catacombs are a place where the people of Mdina used to be burried between 3rd and 8th century. During the tour you can see the graves dug in the stone and many old wall paintings. It was really a special experience for me and...More

Thank Petra Č
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Reviewed 9 March 2018 via mobile

An amazing small eclectic museum full of fascinating artefacts, - archaeological, architectural, geological, natural historical, artistic, religious, - well worth a long lingering visit. The guided short tour of the fascinating catacombs was conducted smoothly and clearly.

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Reviewed 5 December 2017

Closed on Sundays, as well as Saturdays afternoons, this place is still run by a religious order. The museum one can visit by themselves, and is very eclectic, with fossils, minerals, archaeological objects as well as some religious objects. The museum is very old fashioned,...More

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Reviewed 18 November 2017

This is a low key but very atmospheric place. There is a small museum with a small but comprehensive collection of fossils, rocks,pottery, etc and religious articles.Then there is an informative, guided tour of some catacombs, some of the graves contain bones and best of...More

Thank Linda S
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Reviewed 9 October 2017

What can I say even though only 5euros a total waste of time. The museum is not much one floor up stairs and the catacombs are of some size but you only see 10% of them and the guided tour took me about 10-15mins if...More

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Reviewed 6 October 2017

We chose these catacombs for two reasons. They contain a series of remarkable frescoes dating from the 12th to 15th centuries and I believe there are no remaining frescos at the St Paul's catacombs. Secondly there are no large tour groups coming through. Regular, small...More

1  Thank Ann004
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Reviewed 3 October 2017

St Pauls closed at 5 so we went to St Agathas which closed at 6pm. We had also been told by a local to visit St Agathas instead of st Paul's which is more commercial. The museum was good but the tour of the catacombs...More

1  Thank Frank C
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Reviewed 22 September 2017

We were recommended to visit these catacombs rather than St Pauls which is literally across the street. The museum was very dusty but very interesting all the same. We had a personal tour with only 4 people on the tour. The guide was very young...More

2  Thank sarah and chris B
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ann b
18 August 2016|
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Response from Jessica B | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I believe they are signposted. However if you head towards the larger St Pauls catacombs, St Agathas is just a bit further down the road. Heading south on Triq Sant Agata you will walk past St pauls. 1 minute further... More
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1 December 2015|
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Response from Family C | Reviewed this property |
Hi St. Agatha's Crypt, Catacombs & Museum is in Malta, not London. :-)
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JanWindleArtist
8 June 2015|
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Response from NChet | Reviewed this property |
It's open 9am to 5pm but last entry is at 4:30. I can't remember if they're open on Sunday or not though. Definitely worth a visit - I usually go more than once when I visit
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