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Our Lady of Victories Church

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Address: Victory Square, Valletta, Island of Malta, Malta
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Small but magnificent

Its very impressive inside and worth a visit whilst you stroll around Valetta. Admission is free and it wasnt crowded. There are a few steps to get up but there is a... read more

Reviewed 3 April 2017
Iain M
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Rye, United Kingdom
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84 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We saw a programme on TV about this church and went to see it for ourselves. It's very small but beautiful as you can see from some of the reviewers' photos. It's free to enter but for 4 euros you can not only help with the ongoing restoration but you are taken down stone steps to a room under the... More 

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Warwick
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512 reviews
205 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

This was the first church built in Valletta and the original resting place of Jean de Valette. From the outside, it is very simple, very plain, but the inside. Wow! It is incredibly beautiful. It is a small church but very worth visiting. You must look up! The ceiling is beautifully painted. In the square outside the church is a... More 

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108 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 April 2017

Its very impressive inside and worth a visit whilst you stroll around Valetta. Admission is free and it wasnt crowded. There are a few steps to get up but there is a handrail. Photos are allowed but they request you dont use flash.

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Thank Iain M
Maussane-les-Alpilles, France
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69 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 April 2017

There is free entry to this small but well decorated Baroque church just by the upper Barrakka gardens. Worth a few minutes to visit.

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Thank NicoDa
Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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88 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 154 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2017

A lot of Malta's history is explained in this church, when you enter, purchase the illustrated guide (only 3 euros) this will easily allow you to quickly understand all the artefacts and beautiful paintings this church has to offer.

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Thank squirrel1954
London
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146 reviews
96 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 November 2016

Built the year after the Great Siege of 1565, this is where Jean Parisot de Valette, founder of Valletta and 49th Grand Master, was first laid to rest. His body now lies in the amazing St John's Co-Cathedral. This relatively small church is currently being restored but you can still visit and see the results so far. Some good explanatory... More 

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Thank ShaunH290
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69 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 November 2016

A typical catholic church in the centre of Valetta. You wouldn't miss anything special if you don't have the time to enter.

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Thank Kos M
UK
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346 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 October 2016

This was the first church the Knights of Malta build after winning against the Turkish invasion in the siege of 1556 so it has loads of history. It has been recently restored and is very pretty inside. Nice location as well.

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Thank Louise090
Antigua
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17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 August 2016

this is one of the first churches to be built in Valletta. It fell into disrepair but with the assistance of PWC the skills of the Courtauld Institute have restored this ancient church. It has beautiful painted ceilings and is well worth a visit. From time to time concerts are held there and it is a lovely setting in which... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 July 2016

Thought this church would be prettier inside and more interesting due to it being so widely mentioned when you read about Valetta, but I know it's a place of worship so if that's what your after then its ideal for you. I'd rather go back and see the Cathedral which is stunning.

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