Rabat, Mdina and San Anton Gardens with Entrance fees and Transportation
Rabat, Mdina and San Anton Gardens - duration 4h
Visit the gardens of San Anton Palace, before touring Rabat, visiting the Catacombs, and end your tour in beautiful Mdina.
San Anton Palace in Attard is the official presidential residence. Originally built in the early 17th century as a country villa for Antoine de Paule, a knight in the Order of St. John, and was extended into a palace when he became Grand Master in 1623. The palace later became the home for Grand Masters, and was further extended many times over the years.
It became the headquarters for the rebel National Assembly during the uprising of 1798-1899, and later became the residence for the Civil Commissioners, Governors, and Governors-General.
The palace is encircled by the massive San Anton Gardens, parts of which have been open to the public since 1882. On this tour, you will visit the gardens before moving on to Rabat, a town in the north of Malta.
Rabat is where you will find the famous St. Paul Catacombs, which were used to bury the dead in Roman times. The catacombs are presently being maintained by Heritage Malta.
Your next stop is the many-named Mdina, once known as Medina, and still occasionally called the Silent City, which was originally founded by Phoenician settlers. The city of Mdina is in the process of being listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and is one of Malta’s largest attractions.
•Visit the wonderful gardens of San Anton Palace
•See the fascinating St. Paul Catacombs
•Explore the Silent City of Mdina
• St. Paul’s Catacombs Ticket
•Any food, drinks and services not specified above