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St. Paul’s Grotto | Wignacourt Museum | Rabat, Malta | 24 July 2014

The Wignacourt Collegiate Museum at Rabat Malta has been reopened after a thorough refurbishment of the whole building – a baroque residence of the Chaplains of the Knights of Malta inaugurated by Grand Master Aloph de Wignacourt (1601-1622) as well as of its contents.

St Paul’s Grotto, the cradle of Christianity in Malta, the place where St Paul the Apostle in A.D. 60 is believed to have founded the first Christian Community on the island.

Information from:
Web: http://www.wignacourtmuseum.com

St. Paul's Grotto. Wignacourt Museum, Rabat, Malta, 24 July 2014

St. Paul’s Grotto. Wignacourt Museum, Rabat, Malta, 24 July 2014

Catacombs | Wignacourt Museum | Rabat, Malta | 24 July 2014

The Wignacourt Collegiate Museum at Rabat Malta has been reopened after a thorough refurbishment of the whole building – a baroque residence of the Chaplains of the Knights of Malta inaugurated by Grand Master Aloph de Wignacourt (1601-1622) as well as of its contents.

The building, fully completed in 1749, is on three levels: the underground level consists of a labyrinth of Punic, Roman and Christian Hypogea with interesting architectural features as well as a complex of World War II shelters with two main corridors and fifty rooms.

Information from:
Web: http://www.wignacourtmuseum.com

© Tony Blood - Catacombs, Wignacoourt Museum, Rabat, Malta, 24 July 2014

© Tony Blood – Catacombs, Wignacoourt Museum, Rabat, Malta, 24 July 2014

© Tony Blood - Catacombs, Wignacoourt Museum, Rabat, Malta, 24 July 2014

© Tony Blood – Catacombs, Wignacoourt Museum, Rabat, Malta, 24 July 2014

© Tony Blood - Catacombs, Wignacoourt Museum, Rabat, Malta, 24 July 2014

© Tony Blood – Catacombs, Wignacoourt Museum, Rabat, Malta, 24 July 2014

© Tony Blood - Catacombs, Wignacoourt Museum, Rabat, Malta, 24 July 2014

© Tony Blood – Catacombs, Wignacoourt Museum, Rabat, Malta, 24 July 2014