Events in Malta

Filter Events by Sub-Category

Please select a Date first.

Search for a company in Malta

Welcome

Login to your account below, if you do not have an account, select Register.

Or Login with your preferred Social Media Account

Sign in with Facebook Sign in with Twitter Sign in with Google

Register your account below, if you already have an account, select Login.

Rabat

Towns and Villages

A day out combining a visit to Mdina and its neighbouring Rabat will be a highlight of your stay. Churches, palazzos, catacombs, Roman remains, local markets and clubs and delicious Maltese pastizzi are all part of this lovely village. The nearby rural area of Bahrija is great for countryside walks

The older part of Rabat is easy to detect with its winding, narrow streets characteristic of old villages in Malta. Take a walk around them and you are sure to stumble over one or the other of several places of interest in Rabat.

St. Paul's and St. Agatha's catacombs are two interesting sites which were used by the Romans as underground cemeteries but are probably older. They are fun to explore and display notable frescoes.

The Grotto of St. Paul, underneath the parish church, is a cave where it is said that the patron saint of the Maltese islands lived and preached in his quest to convert the local population to Christianity. A visibly moved Pope John Paul II fervently prayed in this grotto during his visit to the islands in 1990.

Have a peek inside the ten or so Churches and chapels in Rabat when you come across them, because most of them are elaborately decorated, a reflection of the generosity of the devout people of Rabat. Take the time to enjoy the public gardens too.

The Domus Romana (Roman Villa), just outside one of the gates of Mdina, has a set of mosaic pavements that rank amongst the finest in Europe. Rabat neighbours the wonderful old city of Mdina, and previously formed part of it. After the Byzantines resized the City, the Arabs called it Mdina and the part outside the gates came to be known as Rabat, meaning 'suburb.' Rabat is now much larger and development continues.

You are assured to spend a pleasant time exploring Rabat, but there is one important thing to remember before you leave... have some Pastizzi (traditional Maltese savouries), as this is where it is said the best ones on the island are to be found!

The small farming hamlet of Bahrija is also part of the Rabat area and it is a delightful rural area which is great for walks and picnics. Also popular for horse riding in typical Maltese countryside.

Places to Party
- Gianpula Village

Places to Visit
- The Wignacourt Museum
- Mdina Glass

Directions

Rabat Local Council, 8, Hospital Street, Rabat, RBT 1043

View Larger Map

Budget

  • Free

Best For Whom

  • Backpackers
  • Families With Teenagers
  • Mature Travellers

Best For What

  • Cultural Experience
  • The Local Experience

Gallery

My Lists

Create New Guide

OR

Mini Guides
Arrow

Login to create your guides for Malta.

Add to My Guide

Create New Guide

Cancel

Cancel

You Might Also Like

Create & Share your Guide to Malta with friends and family!

Add your recommended places to visit by browsing the website and pressing the icon.

Create your own guide of favourite 'must see' places

Earn your Local Expert badge by Sharing your guides with others

Get your guide seen by submitting it to the Mini Guides section

Lists

Part of the My Guide Network

My Guide Malta is part of the global My Guide Network of Online & Mobile travel guides.

We are now in 120+ Destinations and Growing. If you are interested in becoming a local travel partner and would like to find out more then click for more info about our Website Business Opportunity.

Nearby Destinations