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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 33 attractions in Valletta
Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

If you like art, churches and history you have to visit this place. I went with a couple of chaps who have been to Malta several times and have seen most of the island. On entering this place we all were at a loss for words it is a sensory overload. Words cannot do it justice one has to go... More

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

This church is tucked away in a side street, with an unimpressive entrance. Definitely worth stepping inside. Lovely, detailed work - lots of wood. Beautiful altars. No fee, but a donation will help with their restoration work.

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London
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45 reviews 45 reviews
9 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

It is easy to miss. I chanced upon it after my coffee at Piadina Caffe across from the church. It is beautiful inside. Many altars, dedicated to various tradesmen & guilds. Definitely worth a visit.

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brecon, powys
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

We were lucky enough to see the church as it was being dressed for the annual Shipwreck Day Festival on February 10th. ( The procession from the church is also a must see if you are ever on Malta on that day, as the wooden statue of St.Paul is paraded through the streets. ) The church feels very intimate, yet... More

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Wigan
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46 reviews 46 reviews
9 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

We nearly missed this church as it only opens each morning. We visited on our last day and we were so glad that we did. This is a very beautiful church and really worth a visit

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weymouth
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13 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

Like nearly all of the churches on the island, it is beautiful inside. There was no admission charge, but a donation is always useful and will be put to good use. This church is in daily use by the locals, but visitors are always well received and a descriptive information sheet is available. For the first time in my life,... More

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Todmorden, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

A fantastic little church which doesn't look much until your inside then it opens up to be a fine baroque example with beautiful art work and décor. One of the highlights of Valetta.

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York, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

This church is full of colour. I gather that when Napoleon conquered Malta he was ransacking the churches to pay for his wars but with this church there is a lower vault where they hid the silver and he never found it so it is all original. While we were there they had their festival (February 10th) and there is... More

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London, United Kingdom
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115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

This is the sort of church that you could walk past without even understanding its significance. Once inside it is still very modest but once you see the paintings and speak to some people the story starts to unfold. I'm not going to tell you all about it here but would recommend it as a place to visit when you... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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34 reviews 34 reviews
6 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

From the outside you would not expect much but this is really a church worth a visit. I liked it very much.

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