Rabat (Maltese: Ir-Rabat, [ɪrˈrɐbɐt]) is a town in the Northern Region of Malta, with a population of 11,497 as of March 2014. It adjoins the ancient capital city of Mdina, and a north-western area formed part of the Roman city of Melite until its medieval retrenchment. The Apostolic Nunciature of the Holy See to the Republic of Malta is seated in this village. The Local Council of Rabat is also the administrator of Baħrija. Parts of the films Munich and Black Eagle were shot in Rabat. In December 1999, Mtarfa was split from Rabat to form a separate Local Council by Act XXI, an amendment to the Local Council Act of 1993 (Act XV).
The town is named after Rabat, the Arabic term for 'suburb', due to its location adjacent to Mdina.
Patricia Pace | Mar 17, 2018
Well worth the visit. One entrance ticket and you can visit three historical places - St. Paul's Grotto, WW2 air raid shelters and an art gallery with rare artefacts. Also has a delightful indoor courtyard where you can grab a quick snack
Cier. | Nov 28, 2017
The grotto of St Paul is great. Staff are friendly. And theres a spotless bathroom. Its good value too at 5 euro. Some fabulous paintings also. 2 nice restaurants. Brilliant catacombs and WWII air raid shelters. The catacombs are huge
james muscat | Mar 30, 2018
Great museum and the underground shelters and catacombs are very interesting
Antonio Bartolo | Aug 10, 2017
Very welcome and helpful staff. The museum very cultural and everything is exposed in a very comprehensive way. Keep it up. Thank you.
Omo Joe | Jan 12, 2018
The museum is beautiful and nice
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