Our Lady of Victories Church

Our Lady of Victories Church

Our Lady of Victories Church
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Manuel P
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg2,093 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
This church been built under the order of Jean Parisot de Vallette for his victory over the Ottoman invaders in1565.
The Knights of Malta continued to confer importance on the church endowing it with works of art and making it a Parish Church of the order in 1617.
Was extended in 1699 by Grand Master Perellos y Roccafull.
It went under several restaurations between 1942 and 2008.
Written 5 February 2020
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ANGELO V
Milan, Italy4,420 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023
The church of Our Lady of Victories was the first building that was completed in the new town the Knights of the Order of St John decided to build, after the Great Siege of Malta (1565). Grand Master Jean Parisot de Valette funded the building of this church as a form of thanksgiving.

The beautiful paintings on the vault date from the beginning of the 18th century. The ceiling was damaged during WW II bombings, and it was later restored.
General restorations are still going on, and the church is not always open to the public.
Written 15 March 2023
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Tiberiu_Baranyi
Timisoara, Romania16,931 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023
The building of the city of Valletta started in 1565 - after the Great Siege - and the first building to be finished, in 1566 was this church ... the "Our Lady of Victory Church".
It is fairly small, compared to the basilica's and the Cathedral of Malta - or other churches on the islands , however it is very interesting to check it out.
It was the original resting place of the Grand Master Jean Parisot de la Valette - his remains where moved to St. John Co-Cathedral after that was finished (Also de la Valette has been the one funding the building of the church).
It was damaged in WWII , but restored after , and nowadays it is very beautiful and definitely worth a visit ... and by the way, visiting is free of church , but donations are very welcome.
When you walk in Valletta , it is worth stopping for a few minutes and take some pics.
Written 22 August 2023
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Dimitris L
Sydney, Australia49,957 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2017 • Couples
Our Lady of Victory Church, as it is called, is a lovely little church in the centre of Valletta. It is not too ostentatious, but it is rather well presented. There are some really nice paintings inside, particularly on the ceiling. According to the information provided on site, the church was the first building to be erected in Valletta by the Order of St John. Construction started in 1566. Originally it was dedicated to Our Lady of Victory, to celebrate the victory over the Turks in the Great Siege of Malta at the time. Traditionally it is considered to be the site where the first stone of the new city of Valletta was laid, in honour of its founder of the same name, on 28 March, 1566. Entry is free.
Written 22 December 2017
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patricia d
Antigua17 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 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 to listed to beautiful music
Written 3 August 2016
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zuv
Bucharest, Romania35,573 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2015 • Family
A not very big limestone church placed not far to Barrakka Gardens.Nothing special here,except the fact that,according to some sources,is the first building completed in Valletta,after the victory of Knights of the Order of St John over the ottoman invaders.
Also,close to it is Auberge de Castille,another historical building.
Written 20 July 2015
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Melissa D
Fairfax County, VA183 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2018 • Solo
This was a brief stop on our walking tour - the church celebrates the victories of surviving the Ottoman and WWII sieges.
It is free to visit and beautiful inside.
Written 16 March 2018
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Bill_STH500
Colchester, UK59 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2018 • Couples
This was the first Church (building) to be built in Valletta and so worth a visit for that reason alone. it's easy to find en route to or from the Saluting Battery / Upper Barraka Garden. Church is Baroque in style with some interesting paintings and carvings inside
Written 29 January 2018
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iamjmc
Manila, Philippines261 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2017 • Family
Worth a stop to look. It apparently holds a lot of history and like most of the churches in Valleta very simple outside but grand inside. Painting on the ceiling are incredible and the size of the church is small and cozy. Its half way between the busy street of Repubblika and the Barrakka gardens and there is no charge to enter.
Written 10 January 2018
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Serene-View
Doncaster, UK1,038 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2017 • Couples
Another place on our visit to Valletta that we had to complete a whistle stop tour. Wish I had more time to go back and fully appreciate it.
Written 7 January 2018
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