Rabat is a town located in the Northern region of Malta and has a population of 11,497 people in an area of 26.6km². The name Rabat comes from the Arabic meaning suburb as Rabat was once a suburb of the old capital Mdina. Bahrija also comes under the council of Rabat and set in the Maltese countryside, a popular place for horse riding. Rabat is also famous for having the best pastizzi on the Island.
In Rabat there are two historical sites of interest, they are St Paul’s and St Agatha’s catacombs which were used a cemeteries by the Romans but date back even further. St Paul who was the patron saint of the Maltese islands, lived and preached in The Grotto of St Paul, (underneath the parish church) in his quest to convert the local population to Christianity. Pope John Paul II fervently prayed in this grotto during his visit to the islands in 1990.
In the centre of Rabat the town mainly consists of large terraced houses, houses of character and townhouses where property prices are quite high. For those with a lower budget and want to live in Rabat, there are many new projects happening and buying on plan is still an option to save even more money.
Estate Agents In Rabat
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St Paul's Bay