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Church of Saint Paul's Shipwreck

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Address: 74 St Paul St, Valletta, Island of Malta 1212, Malta
Phone Number: +356 2122 3348
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Caretaker came a bit late but was he funny. This is old authentic church. Unlike St.Johns you can sit where ever you like and get as close to statues as you wish. Would go back... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Caretaker came a bit late but was he funny. This is old authentic church. Unlike St.Johns you can sit where ever you like and get as close to statues as you wish. Would go back again!

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St. Neots, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This church is impressive. Cool. dark, spiritual. We soaked up the atmosphere. It is a most delightful church.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When we visited, it was staffed by an old man reminding men to remove their hats and women to cover their shoulders. That kind of place. Worth a quick stop.

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Bidford-on-Avon
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

From the street you don't realise what is hidden behind the door. Go visit and find out! Well worth the time.

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Halifax, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This church and museum is situated down a small side street, and you enter it through a small doorway straight off the street. Inside is like a different world; a huge and astonishingly beautiful building with an enormous dome which is invisible from outside. Its a bit like a very ornate Tardis! The central feature is a relic of St... More 

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Xaghra Gozo Malta
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Amazing space when you get inside and beautifully decorated Well worth a visit when visiting Valletta

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Christchurch, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very surprised at how vast and elaborate the interior is compared to the humble entrance. Well worth the visit. Free entrance but you should make a donation. Much stricter dress code than St Johns co-cathedral up the road!

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Connah's Quay, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I spotted the sign for the church on a train ride around Valletta. The priest welcomed us at the door and gave us an information sheet in English. Stunning artwork and so beautifully decorated. Inside the church are several relics. The wrist bone of Saint Paul has it's own designated altar.

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Midoun, Tunisia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is definitely worth a visit. Having read the reviews here I was worried that we would not be able to find it, but it is not too difficult. When it is open there is a board out in the street directing you in. Just note that, like the co-cathedral, it closes early (noon I believe) on a Saturday. My... More 

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Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2016

It is strange to find such an ostentatious church hidden down a side street.The feast of St Paul's shipwreck in Malta in AD60 is incredibly important and here you will find the reliquary of the Saint's wrist bone and the column on which he was beheaded in Rome.The typically baroque church was designed in 1570 by Cassar and the statue... More 

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