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Address: Triq San Pawl, Valletta, Island of Malta, Malta

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Richly decorated, interesting relics

We popped in here for five minutes before it closed at lunchtime- it was well worth a quick visit. Dark but richly decorated interior and interesting relics (wristband of St Paul... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

We popped in here for five minutes before it closed at lunchtime- it was well worth a quick visit. Dark but richly decorated interior and interesting relics (wristband of St Paul and pillar from St John's beheading). The entrance is on one of the sloping side streets, not at the front where the wheelchair ramp is though so don't be... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

The entrance is in a side street and the room you first enter doesn't look like a church at all, but o nice inside and you find your bearings this is a very interesting church, with two important relics:part of the pillar on which St Paul was beheaded and his forearm encased in ahold reliquary. The church is richly decorated... More 

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Worthing, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Whilst I'm sure many have seen churches all over the world that are similar to this one, we feel that it's worth a visit. A magnificently decorated building its facia does not do it justice, it's like a beautifully decorated Tardis inside.

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Bucharest, Bucuresti, Romania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

A nice break from the city hustle and bustle and a good way to get out of the Maltese sun. However, I am not so sure what all the fuss is about. If you have been in Catholic churches across Europe before, you will not find this one especially breathtaking or anything. However, it is has an interesting architecture and... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

This is as elegant and lovely church as I have been to. It is like an art gallery tastefully presented with little glitter. Highly recommended .. Don't be put off by the exterior and is handy to Central Valletta

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Finding this church was not very easy and I have very good map skills. I finally found it and there was a sign saying enter around the corner, fine. I go there, that door is locked, and I rang the bell. No answer. No signs or notices indicating when it would be open. I asked at nearby store - would... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Smaller and harder to find than the main churches but has a real interesting item in the relic of St Paul. Worth making the effort to find. Look for the side entrance off St Paul Street.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

I loved this church. Was not as ornate as some others but I thought it was beautiful none the less. It houses some ancient relics & treasures. The right wrist-bone of St Paul & part of the column on which the he was beheaded in Rome is on display. Located down a small side street off Triq San Pawl, just... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

We arrived around 3:45 when people were beginning to arrive for a service. The priest was rushing around, but he took time to point to the noteworthy features (reliquary with St. Paul's wrist bones), the piece of a column on which St. Paul was beheaded, and the statue that is carried through the streets. Sheets with explanations are available in... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

I had been trying to see this place for days during our stay, and then discovered that the entrance is actually off a side street. It really is worth the effort.

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Address: Triq San Pawl, Valletta, Island of Malta, Malta
Location: Europe  >  Malta  >  Island of Malta  >  Valletta

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