Unveiling ancient wonders! Explore the intriguing Salini Catacombs on exclusive guided tours
These pre-booked tours can be enjoyed on the 17th of June.
History buffs rejoice! Heritage Malta is back with another guided tour, this time, offering the possibility to step into the intriguing world of ancient burial sites and archaeological wonders of the Salini Catacombs, which are normally kept closed to the public.
In celebration of this year’s European Archaeology Days, Heritage Malta is accepting pre-booked guided tours for the 17th of June, to these catacombs for visitors to explore these hidden gems and delve into the mysteries of Malta’s rich past.
These unique catacombs are made up of 15 small hypogea, mostly cut in a quarry, the size of a burial site. This suggests that a fairly large community used to live in this area. Out of these 15, only five are accessible to the public nowadays and four of them are dug into a squarish section of the quarry.
These hypogea are small but mighty since they provide us with a significant amount of data about how the community used to live at the time. In fact, the heavily decorated tombs in the main hypogeum suggest that the people were of Christian origin. They are also a lasting legacy of the highly skilled craftsmen that created them from scratch.
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To benefit from this unique opportunity to visit the Salini Catacombs, one has to pre-book their tour. Tours will take place every half an hour from 10:00 hrs to 14:00. These tours will be alternating in Maltese and English.
Tickets for the event are €5 for adults and free of charge for Heritage Malta members and children up to 11 years old. Tickets can be purchased at any of the Heritage Malta museums and sites or online.
Are you ready to step into history?