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Church of Saint Paul's Shipwreck

74 St Paul St, Valletta, Island of Malta 1212, Malta
+356 2122 3348
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“wrist bone” (28 reviews)
74 St Paul St, Valletta, Island of Malta 1212, Malta
+356 2122 3348
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This church features a rather dark and gloomy interior . Very extensively decorated but slightly underlit still important as a place of worship.

Thank Michael S
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had to look for this church, and were lucky to find it open (as they were finishing a Mass). It is very large on the outside. Inside it is dark and in need of restoration. There is no explanation of why it has this...More

Thank GloriaAnchio
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There is much to see and the people at the church are most welcoming. When I visited there was ongoing restoration of the painted ceiling on-going, but this did not distract from the visit.

Thank John G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The lovely church of Saint Paul’s shipwreck is nestled on a side road, which affords people to visit on purpose Upon entering you go from the obscure to the sublime with few steps between It is crypted and marbled tiled throughout It’s ceilings are decorated...More

Thank gareth p
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First, a note about location: The entrance to the church is not, as one might expect or map suggest, on St. Paul Street. You enter through a nondescript portal on one of sloping side streets that leads to or from the Grand Harbor. Like St....More

Thank Iambic
Reviewed 19 October 2017 via mobile

I visited the Church of Saint Paul's Shipwreck today and I found it to be a wonderfully calm place. It's a nondescript building on the outside on St Paul's Street but it's beautiful inside. The ceilings and the dome are particularly beautiful and the church...More

Thank porterIreland
Reviewed 19 October 2017

The tour guide from one of these tours was talking about 365 churches, one for each day. I really did not witnessed too many churches on a small place. Even Paris does not have this congestion of churches. Just take a glance inside and walk...More

Thank FreeJohnny
Reviewed 16 October 2017

Nice church, which can be easily mistaken with the buildings next to it. Dark and somehow gloomy interior, but impressive relics: the right wrist-bone of St. Paul and part of the column from San Paolo alle Tre Fontane, on which the saint was beheaded in...More

Thank SmileyKay
Reviewed 15 October 2017

This small Church is slightly off the beaten path in Valletta, but definitely worth visiting. No photography allowed, but the church is quite pretty. If you believe in relics, then this one has some like a "bone of the Apostle Paul" and a column where...More

Thank Javamang
Reviewed 9 October 2017

This church looks much like others in Valletta but when you get inside be prepared to be surprised.This is a hidden gem.

Thank John C
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7 August 2017|
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Response from Mkoledin | Reviewed this property |
You have to go to the side door and Santa Lucia Street. It is undergoing some renovation which is a bit of a problem but it's still worth the visit. Actually the renovation should be complete by now so I'm enjoy.
7 August 2017|
Response from gergallagher | Reviewed this property |
We were there the last week of March this year at around 4.30 pm and it was opened
Lillie M
28 June 2015|
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Response from Paul G | Reviewed this property |
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