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Address: Parish Sq., Rabat, Island of Malta, Malta

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A Piece of (Imagined?) History Plus a Nice, Unassuming Church

St. Paul's Collegiate Church (not to be confused with the more spectacular St. Paul's Cathedral in nearby Mdina) is a pleasant, unassuming Baroque church in the heart of Rabat... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
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Offenbach, Germany
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Offenbach, Germany
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116 reviews 116 reviews
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55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

St. Paul's Collegiate Church (not to be confused with the more spectacular St. Paul's Cathedral in nearby Mdina) is a pleasant, unassuming Baroque church in the heart of Rabat, which you should pay a visit to if you've traveled all the way to Mdina (which is about a 10 minute walk away). These are neighboring towns. In this case, the... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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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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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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Malta
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33 reviews 33 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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
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7 helpful votes 7 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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zurich
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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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Lincolnshire
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
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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UK
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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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