Mdina / Rabat History

Mdina Museums and Palaces

Mdina Museums and PalacesEntering Mdina through the main gate, the Mdina Dungeons are on the right. Nearby, the Vilenha Palace houses the Museum of National History. Continuing along the winding main street, the Cathedral and Museum are to the right. The Palazzo Falson, also known as the Norman House, is just before Mdina's finest viewpoint, the Bastion Square battery. Retrace your steps and turn right through narrow winding streets to leave by the 'Greek Gate' near the Romus Domana.

St. Paul's Cathedral, Mdina

St. Paul's Cathedral, MdinaThe imposing dome and spires of Mdina Cathedral dominate the skyline of Malta for miles around. Built between 1697 and 1702 in the form of a latin cross, the cathedral is magnificently decorated. The adjacent cathedral museum hosts a collection of artwork, vestments, lace, coins and much more.

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Domus Romana

Romus DomanaThis museum is built upon the site of a Roman Villa dating back to the 1st century BC. The mosaic floor is one of the finest remaining Roman mosaics. Exhibits include statues, columns, amphoras, lamps and glasswork.

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St.Paul's and St. Agatha's Catacombs

St.Paul's and St. Agatha's Catacombs

From the Romus Domana cross the road and enter the town of Rabat in the direction of St. Paul's Church and Grotto. A guide will take you down to the cave where St. Paul is believed to have been kept during his time in Malta. Next to the church is the Wignacourt Museum. Continue on to St. Paul's Catacombs and St. Agatha's Catacombs, sites of just some of Rabat's three square kilometres of catacombs and tombs.
Buses to Mdina / Rabat: 51, 52, 53 from Valletta; X3 from St. Paul's Bay / Airport