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St. Paul's Church

Parish Sq., Rabat, Island of Malta, Malta
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Ranked #9 of 12 attractions in Rabat
Type: Religious Sites
Traveler Description: St Pauls Church is the Parish church in Rabat and is situated over the grotto where Saint Paul is said to have resided when in Malta. This site is... more »
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36 reviews 36 reviews
12 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Note that this is about the church itself, not the catacombs, grotto or museum. The church is closed in the afternoon and only opens after the catacombs close. Also, the chapel over the grotto can be visited from the catacombs, not from the church. What I liked was that all the doors are open, besides the main church area there... More

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Rabat, Malta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

over at st pauls church one can see loads of very old paintings,silverware and even old tapestry in the church especialy when the titular feast dedicated to st paul is held towards the end of june.

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Bridgend, Wales, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

Sadly, they open to their convenience and not for visitors. There is a four hour closed period following mid-day, It looks so good from outside.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

Very small inside. All churches seem very beautiful in architecture and always full of colour. Is all the same price as said before St Pauls church St Pauls catacombs and ww11 shelters and the museum for £5 Euros fantastic price .

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013 via mobile

What a difference a year makes. Last September a 'mature' gentleman showed us down in to the grotto and explained what we were looking at. We could actually go into the grotto itself as well as looking at the altars. This year everything was blocked off, there was an art gallery and some catacombs to explore. The audioguide was a... More

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

The grotto and the catacombs are very atmospheric. The grotto is quiet and respectful with a spiritual feel that can be missing from more ornate churches.The grotto is adjacent to the catacombs that are a maze of fascinating, and sympathetically lit narrow passageways that allow younto wander on your own to really get the feel of them.some of them were... More

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Maribor, Slovenia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

the curch in sonting special, but the catacombs are very intersting. And the st pauls grotto under the church is worth to see.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013

St. Pauls's church in Rabat, the grotto & the catacombs are awe inspiring. No matter what your religion may be it is just a wonderful experience to think you are in the place where St. Paul took refuge for three months after being shipwrcked on Malta. It is so worth taking the time to see this wonderful place. If you... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2013

The beautiful St. Paul's Church in Rabat stands above a grotto where St. Paul is said to have taken refuge after his shipwreck on Malta.The Church of St. Paul, built above the grotto, dates from the 17th century. The statue of St Paul was donated by Grand Master Pinto in 1748; the silver galley hanging from the ceiling was given... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2013

Church is very beautiful, but the true attraction is the grotto underneath the church, where St. Paul is said to have lived for several months after being shipwrecked on Malta.

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