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RABAT, MDINA’S SUBURB

4 hour tour

TOUR DESCRIPTION

Depart quayside and drive to Rabat to meet, the renowned Lecturer & Archaeologist Peter J. Shield who will guide you through Wignacourt Museum, and St Paul’s Grotto Wignacourt is a baroque residence of the Chaplains of the Knights of Malta inaugurated by Grand Master Aloph de Wignacourt (1601-1622) as well as of its contents. It forms part of a Pauline complex just outside the walls of the old Roman City of Malta and is materially linked to St Paul’s Grotto, the cradle of Christianity in Malta, the place where St Paul the Apostle in A.D. 60 is believed to  have founded the first Christian Community on the island. Accompanied by Dr Shields, you will proceed to St Agatha’s Catacombs which were meant to be hiding places during persecutions or as living quarters. They were underground cemeteries dug in the globigerina limestone, consisting of long narrow corridors with tombs on each side and vaults.

You will then walk to Mdina for a walk through the town, past St. Paul’s Cathedral and then to the Bastions for a panoramic view of the Island. On termination of the tour return to quayside for re-embarkation.

 

Depart quayside and drive to Rabat                                                                 30 mins

Visit Wignacourt Museum & St Paul’s Grotto                                                  60 mins

Visit St Agatha’s Catacombs                                                                                40 mins

Walk to Mdina                                                                                                      10 mins

Walkthough of Mdina & Ramparts                                                                    30 mins

Time at leisure                                                                                                      40 mins

Drive back to quay                                                                                               30 mins

Included:

  • Wignacourt Museum
  • St Paul’s Grotto
  • St Agatha’s Catacombs

 Notes:

A considerate amount of walking

 

 

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