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“A beautiful little church off main street in Valletta” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Church of Saint Paul's Shipwreck

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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Dundee
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“A beautiful little church off main street in Valletta”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2012

Lovely church easy to find, down mainstreet and off to your right look out for signs. Came recommended by other tourists. KD

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“One of My Favorite Churches in Valleta”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

The story behind this church and the building of the church are to marvel. The church is very beautiful

Visited November 2012
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“My favorite place in Valletta”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2012

Dozens of relics, a dark and mystic atmosphere, graves through all the pavement. Don't miss a visit to this small church.

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“Reminder of Paul's shipwreck in Malta”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2012

As in the bible (Acts 27 & 28) tells about the shipwreck in Malta and how Paul stayed for three months once safely on shore. The people in Malta welcomed them and Paul performed some miracles on the island.

This church is therefore a significant reminder regarding the account in the bible.

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Rye, United Kingdom
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“Nearly missed it!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2012

We were looking for a recommended cafe in a particularly steep part of Triq Santa Lucija when we stumbled across the side door to this amazing church. Entrance is free and you go in through the vestry which is being restored and then on into the church itself.

It was like being transported back 300 years and looked as if nothing had changed since. It had similar gravestones to the ones found in St John's Co Cathedral decorated with skeletons etc. and because it is so dark in there it had a slightly "creepy" feel about it. There was no one in attendance but we used the information cards to learn about the various chapels and relics. The different chapels were all dedicated to different trades, for instance, the Chapel of St.Michael was for the meat and fish vendors and greengrocers and St Martins was for the wine merchants.

You can also see part of St Paul's right wristbone encased in an elaborate bronze and jewelled "outer arm" plus part of the original column on which St Paul was beheaded on top of which is a sold silver head. These things aside what was curious as well was the stained glass windows which seemed remarkably modern and didn't seem to match the elaborate paintings and gold embellishment. A very interesting visit and you can buy a lovely little book for 7 euros called The Hidden Gem which helps towards the church restoration.

Visited November 2012
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