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St Paul's Catacombs

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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...more
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St Agatha Street, Rabat, Island of Malta 2013, Malta
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All reviews audio guide well worth a visit low ceilings mind your head both sides ancient burial st paul air raid couple of hours world war paul's catacombs combined ticket wwii shelters heritage malta across the road entrance fee small museum
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Loved the visit. Did it over 40 years ago but couldn't remember what it was like. It takes some imagination to work out why people would did holes in the ground to inter thier dead. The reverence these people showed is phenomenal, they could have...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank trevorb507
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This was an interesting stop, but the relatively short ticket line took forever. We had to hurry through the exhibit missing quite a bit of what was there, and were planning another stop and had to cancel it because of the long time standing, waiting...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank 468RichardH
Reviewed 1 week ago

Whilst visiting Mdina we had read great things about St Paul's catacombs, and we were not disappointed. It costs 2€ each to enter what can only be said to be very interesting unusual attraction with dozens of catacombs carved out of of the rock, sometimes...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank nickpayne82
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We combined this experience with a visit to Mdina and were mightily impressed.Entrance is via a new visitor centre with well kept walkways and gardens (and toilets!) Access to the catacombs involves climbing down stairs and walking through narrow tunnels in places. The catacombs themselves...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank retiredandl0vinit
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A lot of EU money has been spent making these catacombs easy to visit, with a video presentation and good walkways. The catacombs are very extensive, more so than we would have expected from the Rough Guide. Definitely worth a visit after going to nearby...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Carisbr00ke
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The exhibit starts with a little history regarding traditions, and how the catacombs came to be. As of 2019, they are still fairly new, so I imagine the exhibit still needs some polishing around the edges (there were signs for a 3D movie but we...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank Miriam J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Over 20 sections to the catacombs. My tip would be do the ones that say "don't miss" as the smaller ones are effectively down 20 stairs and back up (unless you want a work out). Good value for 5 Euros

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank corrie_clan
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Tropical storm tearing through Malta so went underground. These catacombs are worth the visit. Limited reliquary, but great history providing an understanding of this time period. Paths are metal walkways, so hold the rail and mind your head too. Price is right and considerably less...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank skrtime
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Found this place to be interesting for most of the time but got a little repetitive It is sold as gateway to the underworld but it was hardly that. Going around the maze type pathway it was well numbered and each entrance had a sign...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank PTDurham
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited catacombs, it cost us 2€ each and they were a very unusual attraction to see. Carved out of stone underground in narrow caves. Worth seeing, but once you see one, others are just the same. A bargain at 2€ each and if you...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Michelle L
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Response from wahaejock | Reviewed this property |
St Paul's are the best ones to visit. 1-2 Hours to look at all of them.
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