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Area (sq km): 320
Population: 398,534
Nationality: Maltese
Local Name: Malta
Language: Maltese,
Time Zone: +1 GMT
Currency: 1 euro = 100 cents
Capital: Valletta
Dialling Code: +356
Electricity: 240V/50Hz
Internet Code: .mt
Religion: Roman Catholic
Climate: Mediterranean
Government: Republic
Inoculations: None
Driving: Left
Int'l License: Required
Banking: M-F 8.30-12.30
Major Airports: Luga(MLA)

Explore Rabat from villas in Malta

The Village of Rabat is located on the island of Malta. There are another two Maltese islands, Gozo and Comino, as well as, some smaller uninhibited islands. Excellent attractions in Rabat you can visit when you stay in villas in Malta are the Church of St Paul's and the St Paul's and St Agatha catacombs, which date from the 3rd Century.

Rabat, Malta
Rabat, Malta

Rabat Catacombs

Catacombs are Roman burial sites and the St Paul's catacombs of Rabat are a superb example of these, with many linked underground cemeteries. These complex and interconnected catacombs in Rabat, show evidence of Christianity in Malta and were still in use up to the 4th Century AD. When you rent villas in Malta an interesting fact about Rabat is that Steven Spielberg shot some of his blockbuster film “Munich” in this historical village.

Other attractions in and around Rabat to visit are the hugely impressive Mosta Dome, designed by the Maltese architect Giorgio Grognet de Vasse. Another attraction near Rabat worth visiting is the Dingli Cliffs. Walking along the imposing Dingli Cliffs provides excellent views along the coast that you can relish when you stay in villas in Malta. However, the main tourist attraction when visiting Rabat is the medieval walled city, Mdina. Visiting Mdina will provide you with some amazingly beautiful views.

Restaurants in Rabat

The restaurants in Rabat are countless. Some worth visiting, include Silver Jubilee in the main street or Crystal Palace, which is located near the Roman Villa. Perhaps try the delicious Maltese delicacy pastizzi at these restaurants.

Pastizzi consists of parcels made of pastry that can be filled with different fillings such as ricotta cheese, peas or anchovies. For traditional Maltese restaurants in Rabat, try Ta Ricardo. There you can perhaps try the specialist Maltese dish of fenkata. Succulent fenkata is a celebratory dish in Rabat, consisting of rabbit which is lovingly marinated in wine and bay leaves overnight.

Bars in Rabat

Whilst bars in Rabat may not be abundant, there are a few gems worth trying during a villas in Malta holiday. Why not visit some of the many wine bars in Rabat. Ta Wistin on Labour Avenue is a rustic wine bar that has wine tastings in an intimate setting. If you feel like a dance, perhaps try Crafts Village at Ta’ Oali in Rabat. This bar is a popular destination in the summer months as it is open air.

Book villas in Malta with and explore the history of Rabat and it's catacombs, or just enjoy the many restaurants and bars in Rabat on your Malta villas holiday.

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