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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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The entry through a small doorway really belies the size and charm of the interior which is beautifully decorated. It's well worth a look round. It's amazing how many people... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
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Jackson, Wyoming
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Jackson, Wyoming
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The entry through a small doorway really belies the size and charm of the interior which is beautifully decorated. It's well worth a look round. It's amazing how many people don't read/ignore the "no photography" notices though.

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Newtown, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Although there are signs, the church is hidden down a fairly steep cobblestone alley and would be hard for an elderly or disabled person.

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This church was an unexpected find. The artwork is beautiful and very ornate. The church so peaceful and serene. Ladies- make sure you cover up, we had only just stopped outside the church and before i had time to grab my sarong, I was told to cover my shoulders! Inside the church you can see part of the column that... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Just a little past the Co -cathedral in one of the side lanes, its very easy to miss as its not big and domineering as most churches in Malta are from the outside. Its one of Malta's oldest churches, named after the Saint , who was shipwrecked on the island, with its many beautiful statues and alters, makes this a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you like churches don't miss this one. An amazing interior, with a very interesting history. If you are in to really elaborate interiors this one is for you. Thanks to a previous contributor I didn't miss this one.

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England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have looked forward to seeing the inside of this church for so long and I was not disappointed! Lovely marble everywhere! Fascinating to see the inside of the dome. Looks beautiful from the water too.

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Mosta, Malta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The unique beauty of this church is truly overwhelming: the richness and opulence of the marbles displayed therein – be that the solid marble columns, over forty ledgerstones covered with very detailed, fine mosaic intarsia marble, marble flooring, marble tiles, marble wall coverings – virtually everywhere, as far as the eyes can see, is covered with very fine marble! The... More 

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Mukono, Uganda
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful and hidden and the people were very kind even though we interrupted. My mom bought some books she enjoyed there.

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The St Paul's shipwreck church is very much is the same style as St John's Co-cathedral only on a smaller scale. It has ornate baroque carvings covering almost the entire surface of the church, relics and ornate statues that are paraded through the streets on the appropriate day. There is a relaxed feel and an opportunity for people who want... More 

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Tornio, Finland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not easy to notice, so small, but interesting. We spent a couple of hours in Valletta and follwed a travelguide recommendation for a walking route and fond it finally.

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