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St. Paul’s Catacombs

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.

The site consists of two large areas that are littered with more than 30 hypogea, of which the main complex comprises a complex system of interconnected passages and tombs of an area of well over 2000 sqr metres.

Rabat - Malta
Entrance Fee: Yes
NO WheelChair
Area Zone: North
Public transport

Bus 51 52 56 from Valletta Terminus.

Bus 14 from St. Julians / Sliema Terminus to Valletta.

Bus 48 from Bugibba Bus Terminus to Valletta.

Opening Hours:


Monday to Sunday 09:00 – 17:00 (Last admission at 16:30).

Closed on the 24, 25 & 31 December, 1 January & Good Friday. 

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St. Paul’s Catacombs

Hal-Bajjada, Ir-Rabat, Malta

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