St Paul's Catacombs: 9am-5.30pm (4.30pm Nov-May, last admission). St Agatha's Catacombs: Jul-Aug: Mon-Fri 10am-5.30pm (last admission), Sat 9am-1.30pm; Sep-Jun: Mon-Fri 9am-4.30pm, Sat 9am-12.30pm
The subsoil of Rabat is riddled by a huge network of catacombs, originally a pagan cemetery (Phoenician and Roman), then Jewish and Christian, dating from the 2C to the 5C. They feature a variety of elements carved out of the rock: tombs covered by canopies, simple niches and small circular "agape tables" that were used during ceremonial banquets. The tour kicks off in a small museum devoted to funerary rites during Roman times.