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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
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A must see

One of the most beautiful churches I've ever seen, very different from the ones I've seen in other countries. Definitely a must see. It's free so remember to leave a donation.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

One of the most beautiful churches I've ever seen, very different from the ones I've seen in other countries. Definitely a must see. It's free so remember to leave a donation.

Thank Jonas N
Chester, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Such a contrast with the co-catherdral. This is a very holy place and very interesting Sadly in need of restoration.

Thank Martin L
Buffalo, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

An interesting visit in a beautiful church that is contiguous with other buildings and takes a little searching, but signs on Merchant st. Point to the location. BE sure to pick up a printed guide at the front desk , which can easily be past by. Printed for multiple languages

Thank pziarnowski
Newton Aycliffe, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This church is accessed via a side street, normally the main doors are closed and visits not possible when there is a service taking place. This is a smaller version of St John's Co- Cathedral just around the corner but this one is free, it is just as ornate and worth a visit.

Thank Stephen W
Troinex, Switzerland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Found it without a problem. A very interesting church with most of the walls and floors in marble. There was some renovation work going on while we were there so could not see everything. It says that there is no photgraphy allowed, but what they really mean is flash photography.

Thank Gerald U
newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Looks like a house from the outside which makes you go wow when inside , top ceilings and beauty that travels you back in time. Worth spending some more time and looking around every detail. Beautiful place but make you find out about the opening times so you won't be disappointed. It's free to go and is shut on a... More 

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This church really surprised us. Don't let its unassuming façade fool you - it is a real treasure to see all of the artworks, statues, marble, the alter and ceiling - words cannot describe this place. Don't miss it - and make a donation to help preserve this beautiful church. It is my favorite church in the whole world. Truly.

Thank jbidding
Rugby, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Do venture down the hill to visit this church. Very ornate, l o t-shirt to look at. No entry charge but there is a donation box.

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Nis, Serbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Too bad people of this church have to put outside a note: Worth a visit, come inside! or something like that. Obviously people tend to go to other churches/cathedrals in Valletta. This one is not as grandiose as Co-Cathedral, but it is great! Very ornate, very interesting. It says photos are forbidden, but everyone was taking them and I think... More 

Thank Bob R
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Turned up at the perfect time, wow, stunning singing in this beautiful church. As this was the festival of St Paul we saw the parade of the stature which is truly impressive and looks like it weighs a ton and probably does. The marching (or ambling) bands were beautiful atmosphere. The singing inside from the high gallery lovely. The friendliness... More 

Thank Chris R

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