Rabat is a town in the Northern Region of Malta, with a population of 11 500. It was the suburb of the old capital Mdina and half of the present-day village core also formed part of the Roman city of Melit. Rabat is home to the famous Catacombs of St. Paul and of St. Agatha. St. Paul stayed here for three months when he was shipwrecked on the island in 60 A.D
Places of interest are numerous and include St Pauls Collegiate and Grotto, many churches, the Archbishop Seminary, Augustinian Priory, Casa Cosmana Navarra, Domenican Priory, Domus Romana, the Dwejra Lines, Fort Binġemma, Għajn Għeriexem, Loġġa tal-Palju, the Museum Station and Wignacourt Museum.
Festa days are First Sunday of July; March 19; Second Sunday of June; First Sunday of September; Second Sunday of October; Nearest Sunday to November 11; December 8 and patron saints are Saint Paul; Saint Joseph and Saint Martin.