Dating back to the Roman period, St. Paul’s Catacombs hold a profound historical significance as a testament to Malta’s multicultural heritage. Named after the apostle Paul, who is believed to have been shipwrecked on the island in AD 60, these catacombs served as burial grounds for both Christians and non-Christians alike. This unique coexistence of different funerary practices reflects the diverse cultural and religious influences that have shaped Malta’s history.
The catacombs provide a window into ancient customs, beliefs, and rituals, giving visitors an opportunity to connect with the people who once sought solace in these underground sanctuaries.
How do I get there?
To reach St. Paul’s Catacombs from The Embassy Valletta Hotel one would need to walk to the main gates of Valletta and take a right to the bus terminal C2 and take the bus route 51, 52 or 53. After not more than 30 minutes, exit at ‘Rabat Saqqajja’ Bus station and walk for just over 5 minutes until you get to St. Paul’s Catacombs. Alternatively, our front office team would be more than happy to call you a taxi.