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St. George's Basilica

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Address: Charity Street, Victoria, Island of Gozo 1200, Malta
Phone Number: +356 2155 6377
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Beautiful Baroque

Competes with some of the best European Cathedrals for the elaborate decoration. There was no mass when I visited but I still felt that I could not take photos. It is very dark... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Competes with some of the best European Cathedrals for the elaborate decoration. There was no mass when I visited but I still felt that I could not take photos. It is very dark inside but has a spiritual feeling to it.

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Tenbury Wells, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited on a Sunday late morning and there was a mass going on. You are made welcome (appropriately dressed covering shoulders and legs) should you wish to watch or take part in proceedings.

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Solihull, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is an amazing church hidden in the old town in the narrow streets. The church ornaments are fascinating.

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Jersey, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I always enjoy visiting churches and cathedrals wherever we go and this is one of the most beautiful. Gold throughout with seemingly no expense spared! A wonderful sense of tranquility, respect and community. It sits in a pretty little square further away from the larger square which is more of the 'hustle and bustle' and twittering songbirds. Certainly worth dipping... More 

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

A very grand building indeed, such opulence and luxury . Sadly it only makes me think of the squalid conditions of the people living around this church when it was built and possibly to this day.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lavishly decorated but for an average non-Catholic tourist not likely to be that distinguishable from many other similar superb baroque style churches on the island. It does have in its favour the fact that it is conveniently located in the centre of the city and adjacent to the Archaeology Museum and you can see both and take in lunch in... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stopping for some lunch in the square outside the church, we had plenty of time to admire the facade of this stunning church (Maltese service leaves a lot to be desired). Inside, the darkness and ornate Baroque decor add to an air of reverence, irrespective of your religion. Malta is full of beautiful churches and this certainly does not disappoint... More 

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Attard, Malta
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

The Solemn feast of St. George is celebrated on the 3rd Sunday of July. A typical tradition Feast based on five days. Starts on Wednesday and reached the climax on Sunday whole day. At morning a Pontifical Mass with orchestra choirs and soloists. Afterwards Band marches passes through Victoria streets. At evening a procession with the statue of St. George... More 

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Island of Gozo, Malta
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

Take the time to visit the narrow streets surounding the Basilica and in particular the Church Museum, located in the narrow street to the right of t Note the magnificent doors to the church.he Basilica itself!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

9am sunday mass is 'cantata' Its a chruch with amazing history and interior decoration o\plus excellently located in a square with outdoor cafes, perfect for morning coffee and pastry.

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