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Incredible Places of Worship in Malta

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It is said that Saint Paul brought the Christian faith to Malta when his ship wrecked here en route to Rome in 60 AD. To be sure, the Maltese are one of the oldest Christian peoples in the world. To this day, there are some 360 churches and chapels tucked amid the country’s towns and villages. From ornate baroque architecture to intricately detailed frescos, even nonreligious visitors can expect to be mesmerized.
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Triq San Gwann, Il-Belt Valletta, Malta
There are no words that can prepare you for the baroque interior of the St John's Co Cathedral in Malta. And that's a good thing, because the instant reaction as you step through the first set of doors is worth the admission price alone. I'm not...
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Sqaq Il-Knisja, Ħaż-Żebbuġ, Malta
Throngs of people milled about to the strains of rousing music blaring through loudspeakers, and the atmosphere in Zebbug Malta pulsated with anticipation. Bright-eyed toddlers sat atop their fathers’ shoulders; gray-haired women leaned on elbows...
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Old Theatre Street, Il-Belt Valletta, Malta
Perhaps the city’s most iconic landmark at a height of 42 meters, the oval-shaped dome of the basilica looms large on Valletta’s skyline. Although the church dates back to 1570, it was badly damaged during World War II and only reopened in its...
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Charity Street, Victoria VCT, Malta
This ornate church, known in Maltese as the Basilica San Ġorġ, stands atop the hill at the heart of Victoria, Gozo’s largest town. In the glittering golden interior, you’ll find a fully functional Baroque organ and an intriguing Byzantine-style...
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Gozo, Malta
On a small hilltop with vast views of the sea nearby, this neo-romantic Roman-Catholic church on the island of Gozo became a place of pilgrimage for those who believe in miracles and signs after a woman from a nearby village heard the voice of...
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Hal-Bajjada, Ir-Rabat, Malta
Located on the outskirts of Mdina in Rabat, these sites pay homage to the great Apostle Paul himself who along with 274 others were shipwrecked just off Malta around 60AD on their way to Rome. Legend has it that the survivors took refuge in a...
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Mdina, Malta
From afar, it’s hard to miss this magnificent masterpiece in the center of the walled city of Mdina, once the capital of Malta. But while weaving through the city’s narrow streets, you may forget there’s anything higher than the limestone,...
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Mosta, Malta
Some claim this Roman Catholic church, located in the central town of Mosta on the main island, has the fourth largest dome in Europe, while others will argue it’s the third largest. Either way, the rotunda and its 122-foot diameter was loosely...
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Gozo, Malta
This baroque structure made of local limestone in the shape of a Latin cross is enclosed within the walls of Gozo’s famous citadel just near the town of Victoria. In addition to the impressive steps and marble statues of bishops leading up to the...