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Church of Saint Paul's Shipwreck

Triq San Pawl, Valletta, Island of Malta, Malta
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Ranked #9 of 35 Attractions in Valletta
Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

Not very exciting to look at. It is really a place of pilgramage. Easy to find, but you enter from the door around the side.

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Henderson, Nevada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

The name of the Church and the fact that is was located in Malta has lots of significance for us so we stopped in. It is located on a side street. It is fairly small, old and not ornate. But, its historical value is worth a brief visit.

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Newcastle-under-Lyme, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

This church is quite a surprise, its down a little side street, just a very ordinary entrance, but its amazing when you step in( its a bit like the tardis) well worth the effort of finding it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This was stunning. Nothing special from the outside but amazing inside and much bigger than expected. There was a wonderful atmosphere and not a lot of visitors, unlike St John's Pro Cathedral.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

For a small church it has a lot of statues and decorations - it also includes a relic of St Paul's wrist bone and part of the pillar where he was later beheaded. There is a little crypt you can descent down to if you find where to turn on the light. The church is, unlike the co-cathedral, free to... More

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North Shields, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

This church is a little off the beaten track and only opens from 9.30 - noon and 15.00 - 18.00, but is worth a visit. The church celebrates the stormy arrival of St. Paul on Malta AD60, which is seen by many Maltese as the foundation of the nation's Christianity. There are two important relics in the Chapel of St... More

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staffordshire england
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

A beautiful little chuch which is well worth a visit even if you only want a break from the heat. Tranquil and spiritual. I loved it.

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Tromso, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

This church is located not far from St. Johns co-cathedral, and is marked by signs so it´s not difficult to find, but it does not look like a church from the outside. It is decorated almost as well as the co-cathedral, but is must smaller. It is much more quiet, and definitely worth a visit if you are interested in... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

This is quite an incredible little church. Had read of it, but was more impressive in reality. The church closes from noon to 3:30pm, so on our last day we hung around Valletta waiting for the church to re-open. We were greeted by a gentleman non too pleased by my attire, but then he kindly offered a wrap and pointed... More

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Bellevue, Washington
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Impressive and imposing but I couldnt tell you what it is like inside because on the Sunday that we were there we were there during the 'siesta' hours and it wasnt open. So much for God's house being accessible....

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