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Carmelite Priory Mdina

Villegaignon Street | Kunvent tal-Karmnu, Mdina, Island of Malta MDN1190, Malta
+356 7925 3316
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The Carmelite friars resident at the historical Priory in Mdina invite you to experience both the spiritual and the daily way of life in this spectacular 17th century priory. The Carmelite Priory offers the unique opportunity of visiting various rooms that include a decorative refectory, an authentic kitchen, a typical friars cell, as well as a sober oratory, amongst others to get a taste of the spiritual, artistic, historical and cultural heritage of Carmelites. The impressive church also forms part of the same visit. The visit is always guided by a resident friar or by a "Friend of the Priory" The Carmelite Priory is the first priory in Malta to be open to visitors in an attempt to share with contemporary people the Carmelite heritage handed down to us from one generation to the other. Carmelite friars living here share their lifestyle with visitors who wish to pay a visit in the historical spaces, or to spend days of recollection, organise spiritual and cultural events, or participate in the courses organised by the Carmelite Institute Malta at the Priory in conjunction with the Faculty of Theology at University of Malta and the Pastoral Formation Institute.
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Villegaignon Street | Kunvent tal-Karmnu, Mdina, Island of Malta MDN1190, Malta
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Reviewers should get facts right to help others. Church is open to all, Priory is by email appointment only and is STUNNINGLY SUPERB - I know because I was the only one on a highly fascinating tour of Priory today. For one delightful hour I...More

Thank Muchtravelled09
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was open so we went in for 5 minutes. Beautiful decorations. Peaceful atmosphere. There were tourists, but not overwhelmingly so.

Thank Jincognito
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The sacred space is spoilt by visitors chatting. This is my most favourite places in Mdina and it is lovely.

Thank susiewebley
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A place to sit and contemplate, meditate and remember those we carry within our hearts, and those we share our lives with. Great place to take time to reflect and cool down on a hot day.

Thank OldusGittus
Reviewed 8 April 2017

It looked very nice but we were unable to gain entrance as it was closed. Very disappointed. Next time we visit Malta we will have to put it on our agenda again.

Thank Julie H
Reviewed 7 April 2017

We considered ourselves fortunate to be allowed in. This is a silent refuge. Beautiful and tranquil.

Thank GoonerGav
Reviewed 5 April 2017

If is open go after the Cathedral. You can feel the peace in a touristic spot and not crowded. There some nice pieces of art

Thank pi-esse72
Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

While walking around Mdina, I stumbled upon the Carmelite Priory. It was small, but incredibly beautiful and very peaceful. Do not just walk past it!

Thank USExpat1nUK
Reviewed 11 February 2017

Located in the central part of the old city of Mdina, this is a lovely priory. The entire place is tranquil and the religious artifacts within are quite beautiful, too. Recommended.

Thank TheShis
Reviewed 27 January 2017 via mobile

Cathedral of Malta's old capital, now the 'Silent City'. Fabulous in adornment, awesome in scale and steeped in worship. In practice, tickets must be bought at the nearby museum for which they are also valid; and the museum deserves time.

Thank Rickcs
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angela p
How can I get to mdina& rabat from buggiba without my own transport ?/
17 July 2016|
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Hi thanks verry much for your help.
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