Ta’ Bistra Catacombs

Useful Information

Location: Triq il-Missjunarji Maltin, Mosta
(35.915481, 14.416166)
Open: Temporarily closed.
Closed 01-JAN, Good Friday, 24-DEC, 25-DEC, 31-DEC.
Fee: Temporarily closed.
Adults EUR 5, Children (12-17) 3.50, Children (6-11) EUR 2.50, Children (0-5) free, Students EUR 3.50, Seniors (60+) 3.50.
Classification: SubterraneaCatacomb
Light: LightIncandescent Electric Light System
Guided tours:  
Accessibility: yes
Address: Ta’ Bistra Catacombs, Triq il-Missjunarji Maltin, Mosta, Tel: +356-21-421-381. Triq Francesco Napuljun Tagliaferro, Mosta
As far as we know this information was accurate when it was published (see years in brackets), but may have changed since then.
Please check rates and details directly with the companies in question if you need more recent info.


1800s first recorded.
1933 investigated by Captain Charles Zammit.
2004 further studies.
2013 further studies.
2014 further studies.


Ta’ Bistra Catacombs are temporarily closed. They were part of three EU-funded projects, the Cultexchange Project, the Archaeotur Project, and the Rehabilitation of Roman Baths and Christian Catacombs’ (REBACA) Project. The farmhouse which was located above a section of the catacombs, was turned into a small visitor orientation centre. The catacombs were covered by a modern roof as a protection from weathering. The site has a parking lot, is child friendly and wheelchair accessible. We have no idea why it is not open to the public. Probably Ancient Aliens like in Hal Saflieni.