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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
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Quite a find

Entering through an unimposing door we stumbled into this very substantial church.Well worth a visit

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Melbourne, Australia
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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Entering through an unimposing door we stumbled into this very substantial church.Well worth a visit

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I visited this church today and it was amazing. From the outside you wouldn't really notice it if not looking. But once you walk in it's big and quite spectacular.

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Durban, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We tried to visit the church several times, but each time we did there was either a regular mass, a funeral, or some other type of service happening. You can still see some fantastic architecture and church stylings, but you can't go in the main part of the church. Honestly, we had this issue every time we tried to visit... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a fun visit if you’re in the area, but it’s nothing to write home about. Don’t go out of your way to come here; it’s a very small, standard European church with nice decorations inside.

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Taunton, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fairly low-key unless you are into the biblical history side of things. Currently under maintenance and refurbishment. Still worth dropping by (free) if you're in the area

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely little gem which can be easily missed. Worth a visit, it is rather large inside and beautifully preserved. The entrance is deceiving. Carry out some research first as there were no staff or information to assist during the visit. Entrance is free, no restrooms.

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 9, 2016

It is easy to pass by the entrance of Church of St. Paul's Shipwreck, no vast portico at the entrance (the main view of the building is around the corner in St Paul's St) but when you enter you realise this is something different. Silent and dark but this only adds to the sense of serenity this Church offers. Visiting... More 

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West Sussex
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2016

Major restoration going on up in the roof meant this was not a quiet visit but nonetheless fascinating! Lots to see.....

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Qormi, Malta
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 5, 2016

The entrance is a small door in a side street, leading into a fairly dark entrance area with information in several languages. No entrance fee. Moving through to the main part of the church (and I suspect some of the more negative reviewers missed this bit!) is quite amazing. The interior is massive and lavishly decorated. Access by stone stairs... More 

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Offenbach, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 2, 2016

You may just as easily miss the very modest entrance to St. Paul's Shipwreck, as it is on the side of the actual front of the church. Inside, there's plenty to enjoy for lovers of architecture and decorative art. It's very dimly lit though (Which is just as well, because - officially - photography is not allowed). You can take... More 

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