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Church of Saint Paul's Shipwreck
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Valletta Small-Group Walking Tour
Ranked #10 of 95 things to do in Valletta
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Reviewed February 28, 2013

Easy to get to, just off Merchant Street. A good place to spend half an hour. Lots of interesting art. The curators can be a bit stuffy.

Thank Donald M
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Reviewed February 25, 2013

Tucked quietly away in a small street (St Lucia Street), this church is full of wonderful historic art and ancient religious relics (the wrist bone of Saint Paul).

No photos are allowed inside the church which is a real pity as it is so beautiful.

Thank stevefW6361MO
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Reviewed February 18, 2013

This lovely small church shares many features with St. John's Co-Cathedral, just steps away, but has far more atmosphere. The lighting is frustratingly dim in many parts of the church, making it virtually impossible to see some of the works of art, but this also contributes to the more spiritual atmosphere, compared to the Co-Cathedral's sophisticated lighting system. The church received much of its funding from local guilds rather than the Knights, and so the grandeur is less ostentatious.

Admission is free but they request a donation.

Thank amfeeney
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Reviewed February 10, 2013

The entrance is actually through a door on the side street with stairs, not the main road that runs past the ornate entrance. The building was dark, intimate and seemingly more reverent than a some bigger churches I have visited. Unfortunately, my allergies flared up from the layers of dust on most of the sculpture/artwork. It was a nice place to see for 10-15 minutes.

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Reviewed February 9, 2013

We arrived at the time of the Feast of St Paul and the streets for a couple of blocks around were chockful of celebrants. Wonderful feeling and the church facade is lovely. What we could see of the interior, through the happy crowds, also looked splendid.

2  Thank Martin V
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