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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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A Relic Of The Past.

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I came across this church by accident and decided to take a look as it was in the guidebook, but soon wished I hadn't. Having seen the glorious St John's Co-Cathedral earlier in the day this place was a stark contrast - I found it dark and creepy, and a bit kitsch too with its battery-operated candles. The person sat... More 

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warrimoo
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A cute little church. Cool and quiet. Historically interesting (see Acts of the Apostles). The electronic candles were fun.

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Huddersfield
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A small church that pays homage to St Paul. The most fascinating part is the alleged wrist bone of St Paul in a reliquary. Not open all day so check for opening times.

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Center Moriches, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This church is named after Saint Paul. It has a free entrance to the public and is porn all day every day. This place is worth a visit to see

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We wanted to see this church because it is named after St Paul, the apostle, who was shipwrecked in Malta. This church, though small and not easy to find, is very important on St. Paul's day in Malta on 10 February. On that day, there is a big procession and celebration that occurs in this church and in the streets.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The church of St Paul's Shipwreck is hidden away, and from the street you would think it was your standard little church however inside it isn't far off from being as beautiful as the Cathedral! It is ornate, beautifully decorated, usually deserted and peaceful and free to get into. I was wearing shorts and t-shirt as I hadn't expected to... More 

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Lytham St Anne's, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

remarkable treasures on display, a service was being held when we visited but we were still welcome.

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Aubange, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This church is situated in a narrow sidestreet, and the entrance does not reveal the big church lying behind it. It is an interesting church, with beautiful ceiling painting and several relics in the different chapels in the church.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Unimposing entrance and would be easy to miss, although there are signs pointing to it in Valletta. If you are of religious disposition, given the significance of St Paul to Malta, and vice versa, it is well worth a visit. As with all the churches here, it is lavishly decorated.

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