Heritage Malta will be organising a heritage trail including visits to St Paul’s Catacombs and San Pawl Milqi on Sunday, the 10th of February, the feast of St Paul’s Shipwreck. This heritage trail links writings in the Gospels, folklore and archaeological evidence regarding St Paul, who considerably influenced Malta’s culture and heritage.
The tour will commence with a visit to St Paul’s Catacombs in Rabat. This complex of interconnected, underground Roman cemeteries was in use up to the 4th Century AD. It represents the earliest and largest archaeological evidence of Christianity in Malta. The catacombs were purposely built in this location, on the outskirts of the old Roman capital Melite, as Roman law prohibited burials within the city.