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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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Pozzuoli, Italy
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160 reviews 160 reviews
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77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Free. Can't beat that. Hosts the wrist of St. Paul and half of the column that St. Paul was beheaded on. It's really really beautiful too. Loved the St. Paul statue and the murals of his life on the ceiling.

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Buena Park, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Great little church filled with mystery and intrigue, fantastic frescos and gold everywhere , dont miss st Pauls Finger !!

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Brisbane, Australia
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7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014 via mobile

Unlike St John's Co Cathedral, this is a less crowded and smaller church. However this is a beautiful and intimate church with wonderful pieces to enjoy. The church is free to enter with a request for donations to help with restorations. I enjoyed this church as much as any of the larger cathedrals. I highly recommend a visit.

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UK
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101 reviews 101 reviews
32 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Interesting church with various artefacts and relics. Felt more like a sacred place then the cathedral. Tucked away down a side street.

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Nottingham
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50 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

very nice church ,they all seem to be Cathederals in Malta.Very nice décor and always well looked after by the patrons.

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Livingston, United Kingdom
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67 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

We thought this was a small church - until you walk in. Very interesting and worth a visit. Lots of information is available in English.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

We visit this church everytime we come to Malta. It is a place of tranquility and peace. Very welcoming and steeped in history... a must see during your trip to Malta!!

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
23 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

We visited this Church by accident after leaving St John's Co Cathedral. It is beautifully decorated with coloured marbles and in particular I was impressed by the mosaic panels on the walls. It is easy to walk past on the street, but I would strongly recommend it as a must-see. It is free entry, but there is an area to... More

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zurich
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

It wasn't busy when I visited, nice atmosphere. It's closed early midday, opened at 3 pm. A bit dark, thus difficult to take pictures.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

My view is in the context of seeing perhaps one too-many beautiful churches in a short span. It is magnificent and has a fine stature of St. Paul. It is free and one can walk about at will. Dark. Worth seeing after understanding more about Malta's relationship with St. Paul.

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