Metropolitan Cathedral of Saint Paul

Metropolitan Cathedral of Saint Paul

Metropolitan Cathedral of Saint Paul
4.5
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Monday
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Saturday
9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
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  • Kevin S
    Pontypridd, United Kingdom6,542 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Very impressive.
    Entry by ticket purchased at the Mdina Cathedral Museum opposite the cathedral side door. The ticket €10 covers the cathedral and Museum. The cathedral is beautiful outside and splendid inside. Huge marble like pillars and lavishly decorated religious scenes cover the walls and ceiling. Very impressive.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written September 24, 2023
  • Serena C
    Cheshire, United Kingdom881 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A lovely cathedral
    So much to see in this cathedral in Mdina. There are frescoes everywhere, The paintings are magnificent and there are many of St Paul during his lifetime. The altar, made in part of lapis lazuli is pretty impressive to say the least.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written November 7, 2023
  • Ronald R
    Stromness, United Kingdom282 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Very impressive Cathedral interior contrasts the more traditional exterior
    You purchase the entry ticket for here from the Museum across the lower plaza, directly opposite the side entry door. The dual ticket is 10 euro and is probably a fair price for visiting the two places. The altar and painted high ceilings are highlights of the building, but we also appreciated the floor designs over the major contributors to the Cathedral over the ages, final resting places. Overall a highly ornate building representing the importance over the years of Mdina, a lovely walled City. There are a great many places of worship in Malta but this one is worth seeing. personally i wouldn't bother with the crypts and there is little for a tourist to see, best left for the locals and their families i would say.
    Visited November 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written November 19, 2023
  • angeleyes27
    Brigantine, New Jersey5,283 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice cathedral on a back square
    You can pay 10 Euros to get admission to both the church and the cathedral museum. A church has existed here since the 4th century. This latest church was built in 1702. It is a pretty church & has marble tombstones in the floor. It is worthwhile, but not a must see.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written February 21, 2024
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Fenugreek12
Bern, Switzerland281 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020
The Saint Paul Cathedral is boring, and it‘s museum is utterly boring too. The best thing to see are the mullticoloured inlays on the tombstones, which are probably similar to the ones in the co-cathedral in Valletta. I prefer the beautiful churches of Sicily. On Malta, the Duomo of Mosta is quite nice.
Written August 11, 2020
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Badforever
London, Canada1,638 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022 • Couples
10 euros for adults; 8 for seniors. Ticket price includes both the glorious church and the extensive museum. The cathedral opened at 930am, and at that time on this day in early March, we were the only ones in the church. Great for photos. A beautiful church with info placards throughout to explain the features. Across the courtyard is the museum. Full of artworks, church clothing, furniture, silver and gold church articles dating back several hundreds of years. Also donations of extensive silver housewares collections from area residents or church members. With both features combined, it is worth the price of admission.
Written March 3, 2022
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Ann C
Nashville, TN3,281 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022
This is the mother church to all of the churches in the archdiocese of Malta. Saint Paul founded the church and it is dedicated to him. The ceiling is covered in frescoes and paintings depicting his life. The painting above the alter is dramatic and depicts the storm and shipwreck that lead to him staying in Malta for a period of time.
Written November 14, 2022
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Ronald R
Stromness, UK282 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Family
You purchase the entry ticket for here from the Museum across the lower plaza, directly opposite the side entry door. The dual ticket is 10 euro and is probably a fair price for visiting the two places. The altar and painted high ceilings are highlights of the building, but we also appreciated the floor designs over the major contributors to the Cathedral over the ages, final resting places. Overall a highly ornate building representing the importance over the years of Mdina, a lovely walled City.

There are a great many places of worship in Malta but this one is worth seeing. personally i wouldn't bother with the crypts and there is little for a tourist to see, best left for the locals and their families i would say.
Written November 19, 2023
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juliaandadam123
Ashford, UK1,801 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
Interestingly the previous review mentions the good value for money. I guess this shows everything is down to personal opinion as we thought €30 for our family of 3 was too much. It was nice that it included the little museum too though. I just have never agreed with churches charging for people to be close to God. Donations I understand as people can then pay what they can afford, but this is ultimately supposed to be a place to worship and not a tourist attraction!
The architecture itself is lovely though and against a beautiful blue sky makes wonderful photos. Inside is less ornate compared to other churches on the island.
Written August 10, 2023
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Patrick O
Mount Holly, NC1,102 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023
This is a gorgeous cathedral and worth a stop in Mdina. Be sure to get a ticket across the street at the museum before you enter.
You will see beautiful altars, adorned with wonderful religious artwork, ceilings that will amaze you with the artwork, a wonderfully huge organ, beautiful stained glass windows, and check out the graves in the floor. Very impressive throughout.
Be sure to check out the museum and see if there is a special exhibit. When we went they had the sketching of Albrect Duhrer one of our favorite German artists. Be sure to see the cathedral at least or do both. You will not be disappointed.
Written March 4, 2023
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Kevin S
Pontypridd, UK6,542 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 • Couples
Entry by ticket purchased at the Mdina Cathedral Museum opposite the cathedral side door. The ticket €10 covers the cathedral and Museum. The cathedral is beautiful outside and splendid inside. Huge marble like pillars and lavishly decorated religious scenes cover the walls and ceiling. Very impressive.
Written September 24, 2023
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angeleyes27
Brigantine, NJ5,283 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 • Couples
You can pay 10 Euros to get admission to both the church and the cathedral museum. A church has existed here since the 4th century. This latest church was built in 1702. It is a pretty church & has marble tombstones in the floor. It is worthwhile, but not a must see.
Written February 21, 2024
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Serena C
Cheshire, UK881 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Family
So much to see in this cathedral in Mdina. There are frescoes everywhere, The paintings are magnificent and there are many of St Paul during his lifetime. The altar, made in part of lapis lazuli is pretty impressive to say the least.
Written November 7, 2023
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55mo55
London, UK234 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023
Yes, another beautiful cathedral, Malta has lots of lovely churches and cathedrals and we cannot resist looking. Well worth it. Afterwards visit the museum not large but well worth seeing. Possibly too dry for children , even my partner was glad when we had finished, but I enjoyed
Written May 14, 2023
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