Saturday, October 02, 2010
St. Paul's Church and Grotto - Rabat
We had ample time to stop by and visit St. Paul's Church in nearby city of Rabat. Rabat is roughly 35 minutes drive by bus. Bus fare costs 45 cents one way.
Rabat is apparently where the saint was shipwrecked on his way to Rome to be put to trial.
The bus trip was uneventful. I noted that everyone uses public transport. We passed by some ruins, nothing impressive, but worth noting as well.
When we reached the church, it was nearing sundown. We were afraid that the church would be closed and we traveled all this far. But luckily the church was open. WE did not see the church itself as this was what greeted us. A staircase was on the right that pointed us down to the grotto.
We were looking around and was surprised to see that people that looked like mother and son were already there. Out of nowhere a local appeared and started to tell us the history of the place and about St. Paul's stay in Rabat.
He continued with his talk even though the mother and son left and just us to educate.
Marble tombstones as flooring.