On Saturday 17th June, in celebration of this year’s European Archaeology Days, Heritage Malta is inviting you to join a guided tour at Salini Catacombs, usually kept closed to the public.

Comprising more than 15 small hypogea, mostly cut in a quarry, the size of this burial site suggests that a fairly large community must have lived in the area. Only five of the largest hypogea are accessible nowadays, four of which are dug into a squarish section of the quarry.

Despite their small size, these hypogea provide us with ample data and are a lasting legacy of the highly-skilled craftsmen that carved them. Through its heavily decorated tombs, the main hypogeum points towards a Christian origin.

Pre-booked tours will take place every half an hour between 10:00 and 14:00, alternating in Maltese and English. Pre-booking is required. Heritage Malta members will be requested to present their membership cards on the day.

Tickets – at €5 for adults and free of charge for Heritage Malta members and children up to 11 years old – are available at any of our museums and sites and online below.


Salini Catacombs – Pre-booked Tours


17 Jun 2023

Saturday: 10.00 - 14.00

Naxxar, Malta

Adults €5

Senior €5

Student €5

Children (up to 11 years old) €0

Member €0

Getting Here


Salini Catacombs,



Get Directions

Public Transport

The closest bus stop is 5 minutes on foot. Interested in getting here by public transport?

Plan your journey
Skip to content