On the 23rd of October – the day celebrating the locality of Mqabba, Heritage Malta will be opening the normally-closed site of Ta’ Mintna Catacombs.
These were first documented by A.A. Caruana whose book ‘Report on the Phoenician and Roman Antiquities in the group of islands of Malta’ (1888) remains a cornerstone in Maltese archaeology. The three hypogea were originally separate burial complexes, and were only joined together in modern history so that they could be used as a well. The same well was explored by Caruana and Strickland.
This complex also exhibits unique features in the catacomb’s structure. The central hypogeum is best known for its extremely well-preserved triclinium, a rock-cut dining-setup used for commemorative meals, and the two rows of pyramidal lamp-holes facing it. The two flanking hypogea are, on the other hand, best known for the exquisite decoration with which some of the window tombs are adorned.
Tickets at €2 for Adults, and free of charge for children (up to 11 years old) and Heritage Malta members, will be available at the door on the day of event.
Ta’ Mintna Catacombs Special Opening
23 Oct 2022
Sunday: 10.00 am - 14.00 pm
Admission €2 (By the Door)