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St. Paul's Church

Parish Sq., Rabat, Island of Malta, Malta
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Ranked #10 of 14 Attractions in Rabat
Type: Religious Sites, Cultural
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Type: Religious Sites, Cultural
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Madison, Wisconsin
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77 reviews 77 reviews
65 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

We mainly came to see the grotto where St. Paul stayed, but the church was lovely as well. You also get to see several sites with your ticket (I'm assuming the church itself is free) - the grotto, catacombs, old bomb shelters and the museum. We didn't spend a lot of time here though, amidst the other attractions - just... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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59 reviews 59 reviews
25 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Absolutely love this church especially during Festa time in July each year. The decorations are a must to see and also the religious celebrations that happen during the week of the Festa inside the church. I still miss hearing the church bells !!

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30 reviews 30 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Well, for who loves tradition, culture and religion, this place is a must. It has always been a gem but in this last decade it turned out to be a magnificent jewel!

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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
13 reviews 13 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Returned to the Grotto after 6 year absence, to show it to son and daughter in law. Great improvement for visitors. A 5euro ticket allows you to visit the Grotto, the war shelters and catacombs and the museum. The opportunity to break for a welcome drink/bite to eat is also possible. Parking on-street is available. We visited in August and... More 

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38 reviews 38 reviews
12 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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
17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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219 attraction reviews
171 helpful votes 171 helpful votes
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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79 attraction reviews
141 helpful votes 141 helpful votes
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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