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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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Eclectic gem

This is worth popping into for a different experience of catacombs to St Paul's, and to see the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Curatorgirl
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Exeter, United Kingdom
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Very informative and different than St. Paul's

Good tour guide giving a description of the ancient Christian church and the underground catacombs... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
JPSWashington_DC
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Washington, DC
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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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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is worth popping into for a different experience of catacombs to St Paul's, and to see the medieval church grotto with beautiful painted medieval frescoes. This site contains an amazing Roman 'church' area in the catacomb, quite possibly one of the earliest surviving in...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good tour guide giving a description of the ancient Christian church and the underground catacombs. We toured here the same day as St. Paul’s catacombs because it’s right across the street, and found St. Agatha’s very interesting and different because of its painted frescoes and...More

Thank JPSWashington_DC
Reviewed 7 June 2017

Start by walking the short distance from the St Paul's catacombes, both of which are well sign posted from centre of Rabat. Tickets are available in the museum in the corner of the courtyard of the church. The guided tour as part of the visit...More

Thank Myke C
Reviewed 29 May 2017

We visited these catacombs they were not as busy as the nearby St. Paul’s. After buying our tickets we started by visiting the small museum before called for the tour. We were taken down to the chambers by a very knowledgeable guide who told us...More

Thank Carl D
Reviewed 29 May 2017

We went because it was just across the street from St Pauls. These catacombs are smaller and more intimate than the ones in St Pauls. Some of our parties would not go down so I would not recommend it for young children

Thank Badfeeling2015
Reviewed 20 May 2017

Like many reviewers on this site we decided to visit both St Paul's and St Agatha's Catacombs on the same day due to their very close proximity. Overall we felt that St Agatha's gave a much better impression of what the Catacombs must have been...More

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Reviewed 18 May 2017 via mobile

Atmospheric and interesting. Found our way there after a visit to the larger St Paul's just five minutes away. First you visit a rather eccentric museum which has objects ranging from coins, old dolls, a mummified crocodile to a didgeridoo and Etruscan pottery. Then you...More

Thank Aussiesisters2
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

We visited St Agathas catacombs and it was amazing, much better than St Paul catacombs. With 5€/ per person ticket, we visited the museum on the first floor and then a guy from the church take us to the catacombs a gave us some information...More

1  Thank Themis E
Reviewed 19 March 2017

With limited time and having read the reviews on here and other sites, as one does, I made the decision to visit here rather than the larger St Pauls site across the road. When I arrived I was informed that the next tour was not...More

Thank GeysirGal
Reviewed 2 March 2017

We choose to visit the St Agatha Catacombs over the St Paul's which is just a stone trow away. Arrived at 16:15. There was a red sign on the closed door "Come in we're open" and another "Guided tour at 16:30". At 16:33 the door...More

Thank CarineBxl
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ann b
17 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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J2490
30 November 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
7 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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