The Roman Village in Rabat
|Entrance to the ‘Domvs Romana’|
|The ‘Domvs Romana’|
19th March, on sunny Monday was the St. Joseph’s Day. This day the ‘Domvs Romana’ was open free of charge. As I am not a big fun of places like that so for me a ticket for €6.00 is too much. Students pay €4.50 including Euro<26, ISE, ISCI and ICOM card holders.
The Museum is open every day from 9:00 till 17:00
|The first room|
|The Birds mosaic|
This day it was an open day and I decided to visit this place. There were a lot of people, many of them were Maltese so I needed to wait a while before getting inside. From the outside the building isn’t too big. The main attraction is mosaic floors in the basement which are in a very good condition. They printed a ticket for me and I went inside.
The First chamber was a small one with some monuments and information about this place and about the Arab cemetery. Another small room presented domestic live on this period.
|The Birds mosaic|
|An incredible mosaic|
The Birds mosaic, which is the main attraction, was in other room, the Biggest one . I walked around the mosaic – there is a special pavement. On the left hand side, when I was close to the exit I saw another mosaic. Its condition wasn’t as good as the Birds one but, in my opinion, it was more interesting.
I spent inside around 30 min. Outside are some ruins but I don’t think that they will do something with them. As I am not a big fan of that kind of museums, if I paid for this I would be really disappointed. Though, this is my opinion.
|Way out from the museum|
St. Joseph day
As it was a St. Joseph’s day, in Rabat there was a feast. I was there when the music band was walking and playing in the narrow streets. The crowd was incredible. From the roofs people threw serpentines. That was a sunny day and there were a lot of people enjoying their day off. My day off was quite interesting especially because of the weather, another feast and a new place which I visited.
|Street of Rabat|