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Church of Saint Paul's Shipwreck

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Address: Triq San Pawl, Valletta, Island of Malta, Malta
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Not English speaking.

Our driver mistakenly took us to the wrong st Paul's, it wasn't English speaking but a kind parishioner gave us directions to the Othe st Paul's that was English speaking. Luckily... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed January 21, 2015
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Lagos, Nigeria
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Lagos, Nigeria
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

Our driver mistakenly took us to the wrong st Paul's, it wasn't English speaking but a kind parishioner gave us directions to the Othe st Paul's that was English speaking. Luckily we had plenty of time to walk to the other church. Beware of the shoes you choose, the roads are cobble stones and steep inclines are the terrain

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Essex England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

When visited in mid-January there was restoration being carried out on the ceiling inside and painting with scaffolding going on outside. Whether because of this - but opening times seemed somewhat erratic but church usually accessible late afternoon. Others have explained about the St Paul's wrist-bone relic and the portion of column on which he was executed. Like many such... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Even if you are not religious this little church is a must. You enter through a side door and are misled into thinking it is nothing special, until you walk into the main part of the church. It is then a jaw dropping experience of all the magnificent art work and artefacts . A real jewel in Malta's crown.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Non de-script exterior and entrance reveals an amazing interior. Totally undamaged during the bombing in 1942 despite it's close proximity to the docks, it remains a wonderfully picturesque cathedral.

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Bucharest, Romania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

Located close to the Barrakka Gardens and the St. John's Co-Cathedral, The Church of Saint Paul's Shipwreck tells the story of how the Christianity spreads in Malta. There are some nice paintings inside, even if the church looks austere from outside.

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

You could easily miss this very interesting little church off the side streets near the Barrakka Gardens-well worth locating it as the history of the shipwreck is fascinating.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

We came here after going to Mass at St. John's Co Cathedral. It was a little tricky to find, as the entrance is just off a small side street and just has a tiny sign, but it's absolutely gorgeous inside. There was also some beautiful choral music playing that really set the mood. It is a lovely, quiet place. I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

You'll need some time when you visit this church as there is so much to take in. From the history and the opulent decoration it is best to get a guide book so that you can sit and reflect and take it all in afterwards as there is so much to see.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

This Church recalls the deep religious that Malta has. One of the older churches it is named after Paul who was shipwrecked on the island - just off St Pauls Bay.

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staines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

This church is well worth a visit.very atmospheric with beautiful paintings.we were given an english written guide which was very useful.

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