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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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“side street” (61 reviews)
“wrist bone” (28 reviews)
“dark interior” (5 reviews)
74 St Paul St, Valletta, Island of Malta 1212, Malta
+356 2122 3348
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The reason of its existence, the shipwreck of St Paul, is very interesting. The church is dark and has not had enough attention. People were working inside to give it a little bit more shine. If properly kept, it is beautiful.

Thank eddebruin
Reviewed 6 days ago

This church is full of history and magnificent inside. For a city centre church, it is huge, yet seemingly hidden away in the back streets of Valletta.

Thank 501rayf
Reviewed 1 week ago

This church seems to be hidden away on a little street in Valletta. We had a hard time finding it. Once inside it was quite different from other churches. Very interesting artifacts withing these walls. One such item is a silver model of St. Paul's...More

Thank OntarioTravel3
Reviewed 1 week ago

The notice outside advertises the church as 'well worth visiting'. And it is! There is some restoration going on but it is largely as it was, and this is a large part of the charm. It is like no other church that I have visited...More

Thank CheekyLondon
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I stumbled across this church while walking around the island. It seems to have clearly high significance for religiously devote people and has a quite impressive interior disguised by its modest exterior. Worth a look around.

Thank Daniel S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We popped in on our way past and enjoyed our little visit. We signed the guest book and had a look around. Worth a visit if you are passing.

Thank those-uncloudy-days
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Don't be discouraged by the dark interior when you go to visit the Church of St Paul's Shipwreck. It is somewhat dark but, the interior is well worth taking the time to visit. When you first enter look at the large table in front of...More

Thank Richard F
Reviewed 11 December 2017

The Parish Church dedicated to the shipwreck of Saint Paul, as described in the New Testament by Saint Luke, was built in the 16th century and designed by the local architect Girolamo Cassar, who is also the author of the Co-Cathedral of Malta. It is...More

Thank Borzov
Reviewed 21 November 2017 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 11 November 2017

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
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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 |
Day Time & Language Monday 7:00am Maltese8:00am Maltese9:00am Maltese6:30pm Maltese Tuesday 7:00am Maltese8:00am Maltese9:00am Maltese6:30pm Maltese Wednesday 7:00am Maltese8:00am Maltese9:00am Maltese6:30pm Maltese... More