Catacombs of St Paul and St Agatha
In Rabat lie the eerie catacombs of St Paul and St Agatha. Of the two, St Paul's are much more extensive, but both are extremely atmospheric, with their sour smell of earthy stone and dank air.
St Paul's catacombs were once disorganised, with no clear path running through, but now have an audio guide and marked listening spots to illuminate your visit. Unfortunately, Valeria the 'ghost guide' is a little cheesy, and waffles far too much.
St Agatha's is a real eye-opener. When the gates are swung open you're confronted by a chamber of honey-tinted white stone, adorned with blood coloured frescoes. Most are damaged badly and in need of rescue, but it's still a striking sight.
Many of the tombs still have whole skeletons inside, so if you're squeamish about such things, be prepared. [more]