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Church of Saint Paul's Shipwreck

Triq San Pawl, Valletta, Island of Malta, Malta
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Ranked #7 of 37 Attractions in Valletta
Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Cultural
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Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Cultural

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

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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Northampton, United Kingdom
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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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Coleraine
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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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Chester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

This was an interesting church with lots in it, currently undergoing refurbishment so probably leaving it a while before visiting, though if you visit now you can contribute.

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

Very interesting find in Valletta, peaceful and stunning decoration with interesting relics to view. Much quieter than St John's Co.

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Sandown
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

found this church just off Merchant Street entered though small off of street into a lobby from the lobby into the church which is huge inside and beautifully decorated as must see.

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Palermo, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Valletta is not short on churches, but this one is an absolute gem. It's not overburdened with visitors so you may even manage a quiet prayer among the beauty

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