The Catacombs of St Paul consist of an extensive burial ground which in the 4th century AD was just outside the main Roman city of Melita which incorporated all of modern-day Mdina and a large part of Rabat. This followed a Roman Law that prohibited burials within the city walls. 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.
St Agatha Street, Rabat RBT2013
Monday–Sunday 09.00–17.00. (Last admission 16.30). Closed on 24, 25, 31 December, 1 January and Good Friday