We are closed until April 20th, 2021.
We will keep you informed via this website and our social media and hope to welcome you again from Wednesday 21 April!
We are closed until March 15, 2021.
We will keep you informed via this website and our social media and hope to welcome you again from Tuesday 16 March!
Welcome to the Roman Catacombs Museum
Experience the hidden Rome in a mystical underground labyrinth!
A visit to the Roman Catacombs Museum is an unforgettable experience. Wandering through the underground passages, the guide takes you back to a bygone era, to early Christian Rome from the third and fourth centuries. You descend to the graves of ordinary Roman citizens and to the magnificent tombs of prominent Romans. Holes have been carved into the marlstone to serve as horizontal graves, the so-called loculi. These alcoves used to be closed with a terracotta or marble plate. Affluent families often had their own burial chamber, a cubiculum, with richly decorated walls. The colorful paintings reveal inspiring stories, ancient rituals, and surprising scenes from everyday life.
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6301 GL Valkenburg aan de Geul (The Netherlands)
T. +31 (0)43 6012554
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