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Carmelite Priory Mdina

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17th Century Baroque Church

It's very easy to miss this church since the entrance is not very noticeable and it sits on a... read more

Reviewed 5 December 2018
West Palm Beach, Florida
Wonderful interior, especially the dome

There's nothing special outside, but the interior of this Baroque church is wonderful, especially... read more

Reviewed 17 October 2018
Lesmo, Italy
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The Carmelite friars resident at the historical Priory in Mdina invite you to experience both the spiritual and the daily way of life in this spectacular 17th century priory. The Carmelite Priory offers the unique opportunity of visiting various...more
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Villegaignon Street | Kunvent tal-Karmnu, Mdina, Island of Malta MDN 1190, Malta
+356 7925 3316
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Reviewed 5 December 2018

It's very easy to miss this church since the entrance is not very noticeable and it sits on a narrow walking alley. The interior is beautiful high baroque with paintings, sculptures, intricate altars and columns and a gorgeous interior dome painting. Definitely worth spending some...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 18 October 2018

Located on one of the main streets is the Carmelite Priory. It is easy to miss, but if you see it, it is free to enter this charming Priory.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 17 October 2018

There's nothing special outside, but the interior of this Baroque church is wonderful, especially the dome on the ceiling

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank neo_marcopolo
Reviewed 5 October 2018

There is a sign welcoming visitors if they are respectful and quiet. Someone braver than me tried the door handle and we walked inside. Like all Catholic Churches the interior was ornate and beautifully decorated so all i can do is thank those in charge...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Llewellyn53
Reviewed 7 August 2018

I escaped from ladies browsing in the gift shop opposite which itself was a seminary (Note religious scripts over doorways inside) The Carmelite church was lovely especially the oval painted ceiling. I did not realise that the Priory itself could also be visited.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank lizandianp
Reviewed 27 July 2018

I actually preferred this to the cathedral. I fell upon it while passing and took some time to chill and refocus. Lovely little building.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank mollyham4
Reviewed 21 July 2018

Lovely church and interesting priory rooms to look at. The church has been decorated for festa week and is more decorative than usual. Interesting features such as a silver altar front . Napoleon tried to take this piece back to France , when he invaded...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank marion c
Reviewed 18 July 2018

Like Italy, Malta is full of churches. This is a small one in the hill town of Mdina and quite lovely. As Mdina is small its easy to find.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank aussieskiman
Reviewed 10 July 2018

A tranquil, beautiful church with all the grandeur of a much bigger location. Free to enter and just a short walk from the main cathedral. Serene and peaceful, definitely worth a visit.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank anezreltub
Reviewed 9 July 2018

A lovely church with a dome and paintings. We only had time for a quick glance. Nothing special though.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank michaela s
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angela p
17 July 2016|
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Response from cherriesfan_9 | Reviewed this property |
hi there is a very good bus service that does not need you to make a transfer. Sorry i cannot remember the bus number - (I think that it is the X3) but it does run every 30 minutes in peak times via Mosta ( well worth seeing... More