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“Free at Mass”

Metropolitan Cathedral
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Mdina Small-Group Walking Tour
Ranked #2 of 22 things to do in Mdina
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Vantaa, Finland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Free at Mass”
Reviewed July 8, 2014

Entrance normally costs but you can go in for free if you go for Mass, which is celebrated daily, you can always check the times at quddies.com.mt. It's a beautiful Church and rightly dedicated to St. Paul the Apostle who shipwrecked on Malta.

Visited June 2014
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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“malta 2014”
Reviewed July 8, 2014

This is an absolutely beautiful place to visit. The atmosphere is calming and peaceful. The price includes the museum which I well worth a visit. The colours are extremely breath taking.

Visited July 2014
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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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“Peaceful and prayerful”
Reviewed July 2, 2014

Mdina Cathedral is worth visiting despite the entrance fee. The museum could be anywhere but the cathedral itself is Maltese history and a reminder of the deep spiritual heritage of the islands.
The most notable feature of the cathedral is the abundance of red wall hanging fabrics which make the interior colourful and at the same time deaden the sound.
It's peaceful and prayerful, a space to pray and to listen, though over-elaborate to my taste.

Visited June 2014
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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“Ticket also includes museum”
Reviewed June 12, 2014

To gain access you need to buy your ticket across the way from the museum, which is a good idea as people may otherwise miss this amazing collection, complete with carriages and sedan chairs, cabinets full of silverware, papal bulls... you get the idea. There is a room full of coins which you could spend a long time in, and there are several rooms filled with paintings, so it is 5 Euros well spent before you even get to the Cathedral. This is not included in the Heritage pass, as all Churches/the two Cathedrals aren't.

The Cathedral itself is beautiful and if you time it right, very serene. Then the silence is interrupted by noisy tour groups, but they're normally in/out/on to the next thing.

Visited June 2014
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London
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“Outstanding collection in the museum”
Reviewed June 8, 2014

Hopefully the entrance fee of 5 euros goes towards the upkeep of the museum. It needs it. But the coin collection is exceptional. It had to have been put together by a real enthusiast. Very easy to view and understand within the historical context of civilisations of Malta from Greeks through Romans etc. But the showcases throughout the museum are a bit shabby and need an investment.
Other than the coins, there are paintings, watercolours, a large silver collection, ecclesiastical objects and a temporary exhibition of Durer woodcuts.
The church may not be the most grandiose in Malta, but it's definitely worth seeing. Easy to pass it by as the entrance fee could be off-putting, but we were glad we went inside.

Visited June 2014
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