Burial traditions change over time and are different in every culture. If you’re visiting the city of Rabat, you can explore a vast former burial site with an endless number of graves: the St. Paul’s Catacombs. More than 20 catacombs from Punic, Phoenician and Roman times as well as Christian, Jewish, Muslim and Pagan underground graveyards can be visited. The site is named after St. Paul because of the catholic church close to it.
The St. Paul’s Catacombs is no place for people with Claustrophobia: you’ll walk down steeps into the dark and pass on narrow ways around the underground graves. But don’t worry, you’ll find your way out. The site has been explored already in 1894 and has today a good infrastructure with a visitors center and a small shop and cafeteria. If you want to get there by car, best park it at the public car park between Mdina and Rabat or at one of the smaller parking areas around the city. Navigation apps like Waze know the best spots.
St. Paul’s Catacombs