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

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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... read more

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

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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Brooklyn, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

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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Glasgow
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

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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Craigavon, United Kingdom
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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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Dublin, California
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

The entrance isn't at the main facade, where you'd expect, but instead tucked away through an easy to miss door on a side street. And then one enters into an anteroom of sorts, not into the church proper. There is a little brochure available in different languages but we found it hard to follow. Still, even without always knowing exactly... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Another one of the magnificent Catholic churches in Valletta. This church has part of the pillar on which St Paul was purportedly beheaded, plus some bone relics. It is well worth a visit but unfortunately, unlike others. photography is not permitted. Although it is in St Paul St the entrance is in the street to the left of the St... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Dark interior but a lovely little church with part of the column on which St Paul was beheaded (dontaed by the Vatican) Loved the stained glass windows. Almost missed the upstairs display of church items - use the staircase on the left as you exit the church. No entry charge but they do welcome donations

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

This is one of the smaller churches (be careful you don't miss it as it's tucked away in a little side street). Lovely decorated, lots of historic features.

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

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