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Fine blend of tourist site & place of worship

If you want to worship, you can sit and meditate or say your prayers. There are beautiful murals on... read more

Reviewed 5 June 2018
Lagos, Nigeria
Beautiful Church with free entry

The Shipwreck Church is a beautiful church that hasn’t been overrun by tourists and has free entry... read more

Reviewed 3 June 2018
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74 St Paul St, Valletta, Island of Malta 1212, Malta
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Reviewed 11 June 2018

Pleasant to walk around and escape the heat.There are some fine statues and paintings. Most captivating is the head of St John on a pillar with the explanatory letters beside.

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 5 June 2018

If you want to worship, you can sit and meditate or say your prayers. There are beautiful murals on the tower windows and two entrances one on St. Lucia Street. There are about 3 sections and private meditation areas in the church. Photography not allowed...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 3 June 2018

The Shipwreck Church is a beautiful church that hasn’t been overrun by tourists and has free entry. This is well worth going to and is a fantastic alternative if you don’t want to pay the overpriced entry for St. John’s.

Date of experience: May 2018
Reviewed 31 May 2018

The small entry door gives no clue to the huge space behind it. Full of beautiful artwork and curios - such as St Paul’s hand (or at least bones from it). Highly recommended.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank brandreth16
Reviewed 30 May 2018

Beautiful old church. Lovely side chapels and interesting artefacts including a relic of St Paul’s ship that brought him to Malta.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank barrett65
Reviewed 30 May 2018

Not the largest church on the island, but lovely and intricate on the inside. It’s tucked away on a side street, which was decorated with banners when we visited in January 2018. The church is undergoing some restoration, but you can still see the fabulousness...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Kris M
Reviewed 28 May 2018

St. paul's Shipwreck Church is definitely worth a visit. Yes, it's a bit dark, but restoration work is underway. Let your eyes adjust, and you will be rewarded with a pretty Baroque church with hidden gems from lesser-known artists. Plus, on display is the wrist...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 27 May 2018 via mobile

There are many churches in Valletta but definitely take the opportunity to visit St Paul’s Shipwreck, from outside you don’t expect to find this amazing interior.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank 1952rcutler
Reviewed 21 May 2018

Whether visiting for spiritual or purely touristic reasons, this is a church that can not be off your list. You’ll see what I mean!

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank P C
Reviewed 20 May 2018

I am not religious by any means but we stumbled across this church in Valletta and wandered in and I must admit I was taken aback at the sheer beauty of the architecture inside this building. If your in Valletta then go. Best thing to...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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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
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