St Paul's Catacombs
This is a gloriously hotchpotch collection that encompasses 4th-century Christian catacombs, a WWII air-raid shelter, a baroque chapel,...
St Paul's Church & the Grotto of St Paul
St Paul's Church was built in 1675. Beside it, stairs lead down into the mystical Grotto of St Paul, a cave where the saint is said to...
St Agatha's Crypt & Catacombs
These catacombs contain a series of remarkable frescoes dating from the 12th to the 15th centuries AD. According to legend, this was the...
Here you can pick up samples of Maltese specialities like nougat, delicious nut brittle and fig rolls.
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St Paul's Catacombs information
St Paul's Catacombs (so-named for their proximity to the church) date from the 3rd century AD and were used for burial for around 500 years. Worship took place here in the Middle Ages, but later the complex was used as an agricultural store. It's an atmospheric labyrinth of rock-cut tombs, narrow stairs and passages. On either side of the entry stairs you'll find loculi , small niches used for the burial of children, indicating the high infant mortality rate. Admission includes a self-guided, 45-minute audio tour available in various languages, and at 11.30am daily there's a free tour in English.