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Address: 74 St Paul St, Valletta, Island of Malta 1212, Malta
Phone Number: 35621236013
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Great authentic church

This church is full of special treasures: Great painting and its marble floor was really beautiful. Not to miss

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Charles D

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This church is full of special treasures: Great painting and its marble floor was really beautiful. Not to miss

Thank Charles D
Saint Julian's, Malta
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82 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This year the feast was celebrated earlier than usual. However it still managed to generate the enthusiasm of the previous years. A winter feast where the proper celebration takes place without the paganism that is found in other summer feasts. If you wish to see and know how a proper religious feast should be celebrated, this feast is not to... More 

Thank Pierre Paul M
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We happened to stumble upon St Paul's Festa on 30th Jan, although we had not seen anything on the Malta website!! This fabulous Church was open for a few hours - never seen so much gold and silver (the real thing!!)

Thank Ruth C
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21 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Much smaller than St John's, but very beautiful too, and you can get in free of charge. We saw it as it was being prepared for the celebrations of The Shipwreck, so lots of decorations made it quite lovely.

Thank Marie-Helene T
Aberystwyth, United Kingdom
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82 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A day after our arrival in Malta, we were wandering about at random to get our bearings when we came upon a raucous festa in a narrow street, with a band, fireworks and children throwing confetti (?) about - people were touching a statuette of St.Paul at street level, before this was raised onto an ornate balcony on the side... More 

Thank aber-fan
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32 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We happened upon the church unplanned just as a festa was taking place. A band and crowd of people paraded along the street leaving the church empty. So we were able to look around this beautiful and elaborate interior on our own. There is so much to see.

Thank LoopyShropshire
New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Saint Paul Shipwreck Feast is the biggest festival in Malta. Some say more important than Christmas. It usually falls on February 10, but this year due to an early Easter is already in process (January 23-Jan30). Posters in Malti are posted everywhere- but curiously none in English, so every day has been a surprise. The children's fest kicked off... More 

Thank Loridiner
Anacortes, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I first met someone, from Malta, on my first trip to Europe 21 years ago. A few years later, I learned that Paul shipwrecked on Malta in 60AD. I've been fascinated with this island nation ever since. for my special birthday, I knew EXACTLY where I would go - Malta. With ALL the churches on Malta, all special blessings in... More 

Thank Elyse B
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited a lot of the churches in Valletta and they do tend to blur together after a while, so if you only have time to see a few, make sure to visit St Pauls and the Carmelite. What seems a small entrance opens up into a surprisingly large and lavish church. Replete with relics and idols. It is quite... More 

Thank Brian F
Shardlow, null, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Pleased we found time to visit this beautiful Church. When you first enter, you access via a small room which is dark and a little uninspiring, then you step through the archway to be faced with the full grandeur of the Church, and what a contrast it is. There are high domed ceilings with beautiful frescos, a most ornate altar... More 

Thank Ray S

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