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St Paul's Catacombs

St Agatha Street, Rabat, Island of Malta 2013, Malta
+356 2145 4562
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Catacombs, museum, WWII bomb shelter, something for everyone

Stairs and narrow passages mark the trail through the catacombs that also once protected residents... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Nancy K
Cleveland, Ohio, United States
Great to visit. Not difficult to navigate

Have been to catacombs in Rome and Cappadocia before but these are quite different. Not too... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Sydney, Australia
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St Agatha Street, Rabat, Island of Malta 2013, Malta
+356 2145 4562
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Reviewed yesterday

Stairs and narrow passages mark the trail through the catacombs that also once protected residents from WWII air raids. The cave that sheltered St Paul, his church are included, as well as an art museum featuring paintings, a courtyard and a vintage vehicle. The catacombs...More

Thank Nancy K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Have been to catacombs in Rome and Cappadocia before but these are quite different. Not too difficult to get around or claustrophobic as some can be. Were used as bomb shelters during the war. With the museum upstairs and a few surprises like an old...More

Thank Aussiesisters2
Reviewed 1 week ago

It was a very enjoyable trip, but you have to be responsible as the catacombs are vast and go on for miles.they have now placed emergency buttons around so that you do not get lost.

Thank rvt45
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Extraordinary site with over 20 separate catacombs accessible by staircase. Some are quite extensive underground

Thank Martin M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been to other catacombs before. But this one is really big. More importantly, the paths were well carved out, and the lighting was superb. We took lots of great pictures inside. We ended up staying much longer than expected.

Thank Ray820
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is a must. There is nothing like it in the UK. Centuries old catacombs stretching over a vary large site. I was there on a hot day but once you enter the catacombs, the temperature plummets. Christians, Jews and pagans were buried here...More

Thank ellefire
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A piece of history ancient burial place for hundreds of years and also an air raid shelter during the war recently been renovated and a proper visitor centre and well lit, safe walkways throughout.

Thank David Y
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Not an activity you could spend all day at however it's worth it if your a history lover and haven a couple of hours on your hands and for €5 I thought very good value. Everywhere was well maintained and well lit I did feel...More

Thank D1spm
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very well laid out, you start in the musuem part where you can learn about the history of the catacombs. The site contains many different catacombs, most of which can be sen close up by descending the modern steel stairways and using the steel ramps...More

Thank John H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Spent the morning here. Really interesting place , loved the catacombs and the ww2 shelters , really thought provoking. Well worth a visit I would say. Also has an art gallery which again was really interesting.

Thank Keith S
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Todd P
Did you book through a Tour or just went and did it yourselves?
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
I have a two year old .. would this visit be a defanate no no.. can pushchairs be left somewhee saftly . When is best time to go to avoid major crouds . We are visiting early june
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 .
Konstantina G
Hello, it seems like the site is closed. Any chance i go there and get in without an appointment?
8 January 2017|
Response from HerMalta | Property representative |
St Paul's Catacombs are currently open to the public daily. Further details can be found on Heritage Malta's website.