Domus Romana

Local nameDomus Romana
LocationRabat, Malta

The Domus Romana, stylized as the Domvs Romana, is a ruined Roman-era house located on the boundary between Mdina and Rabat, Malta. It was built in the 1st century BC as an aristocratic town house within the Roman city of Melite. In the 11th century, a Muslim cemetery was established on the remains of the domus.

The site was discovered in 1881, and archaeological excavations revealed several well preserved Roman mosaics, statues and other artifacts, as well as a number of tombstones and other remains from the cemetery. Since 1882, the site has been open to the public as a museum, which is currently run by Heritage Malta. It was erroneously called the Roman Villa when rediscovered as it was thought to be outside the city of Melite but on further examinations it was clarified to be within city limits.

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More information and contact


More information on Malta's official tourist board


Phone +356 21 454 125

Address Museum Esplanade, Rabat RBT 1202, Malta

Coordinates 35°53'6.501" N 14°24'1.26" E

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