Metropolitan Cathedral of Saint Paul

Metropolitan Cathedral of Saint Paul

Metropolitan Cathedral of Saint Paul
4.5
9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Monday
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Saturday
9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
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  • Patrick O
    Mount Holly, North Carolina1,153 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Huge Beautiful Church
    This is a gorgeous cathedral and worth a stop in Mdina. Be sure to get a ticket across the street at the museum before you enter. You will see beautiful altars, adorned with wonderful religious artwork, ceilings that will amaze you with the artwork, a wonderfully huge organ, beautiful stained glass windows, and check out the graves in the floor. Very impressive throughout. Be sure to check out the museum and see if there is a special exhibit. When we went they had the sketching of Albrect Duhrer one of our favorite German artists. Be sure to see the cathedral at least or do both. You will not be disappointed.
    Visited January 2023
    Written 4 March 2023
  • 55mo55
    London, United Kingdom234 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Another cathedral
    Yes, another beautiful cathedral, Malta has lots of lovely churches and cathedrals and we cannot resist looking. Well worth it. Afterwards visit the museum not large but well worth seeing. Possibly too dry for children , even my partner was glad when we had finished, but I enjoyed
    Visited May 2023
    Written 14 May 2023
  • Kevin S
    Pontypridd, United Kingdom6,243 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Very impressive.
    Entry by ticket purchased at the Mdina Cathedral Museum opposite the cathedral side door. The ticket €10 covers the cathedral and Museum. The cathedral is beautiful outside and splendid inside. Huge marble like pillars and lavishly decorated religious scenes cover the walls and ceiling. Very impressive.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 24 September 2023
  • Serena C
    Cheshire, United Kingdom898 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A lovely cathedral
    So much to see in this cathedral in Mdina. There are frescoes everywhere, The paintings are magnificent and there are many of St Paul during his lifetime. The altar, made in part of lapis lazuli is pretty impressive to say the least.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 7 November 2023
  • Ronald R
    Stromness, United Kingdom269 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Very impressive Cathedral interior contrasts the more traditional exterior
    You purchase the entry ticket for here from the Museum across the lower plaza, directly opposite the side entry door. The dual ticket is 10 euro and is probably a fair price for visiting the two places. The altar and painted high ceilings are highlights of the building, but we also appreciated the floor designs over the major contributors to the Cathedral over the ages, final resting places. Overall a highly ornate building representing the importance over the years of Mdina, a lovely walled City. There are a great many places of worship in Malta but this one is worth seeing. personally i wouldn't bother with the crypts and there is little for a tourist to see, best left for the locals and their families i would say.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 19 November 2023
  • angeleyes27
    Brigantine, New Jersey5,169 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice cathedral on a back square
    You can pay 10 Euros to get admission to both the church and the cathedral museum. A church has existed here since the 4th century. This latest church was built in 1702. It is a pretty church & has marble tombstones in the floor. It is worthwhile, but not a must see.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 21 February 2024
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angeleyes27
Brigantine, NJ5,169 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
You can pay 10 Euros to get admission to both the church and the cathedral museum. A church has existed here since the 4th century. This latest church was built in 1702. It is a pretty church & has marble tombstones in the floor. It is worthwhile, but not a must see.
Written 21 February 2024
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Cloud
Frankfurt, Germany608 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
Nice anglican church located on Valletta's western side on the waterfront. If you do not have much time in Valletta, and are asking yourself which church to visit, I would however drop this one and visit the catholic Co-Cathedral, which re4ally cannot be missed.
Written 6 January 2024
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Tiberiu_Baranyi
Timisoara, Romania12,973 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Couples
The Metropolitan Cathedral of Malta - in Mdina - was built in the medieval times , in the city of Mdina - that was the capital of Malta ... the Cathedral was devastated in the earthquake of 1693 - so it was rebuilt by the Maltese architect Lorenzo Gaffa.. it took 10 year from the earthquake to the consecration of the rebuilt Cathedral in 1703.
The Cathedral may be not as impressive as the St. John Co-Cathedral of Valletta but for sure it is beautiful - inside you can see several works of Mattia Preti ... and some other artists (the pics attached to the review speak for themselves).
Overall a great experience , an architectural masterpiece definitely worthy of the attention of the traveler that is visiting Mdina.
And you can get a combo ticket in the museum of the Cathedral that is equally worthy of a visit.
So keep in mind to add the Cathedral of Malta on your to visit list when you visit Mdina.
Written 22 November 2023
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Ronald R
Stromness, UK269 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Family
You purchase the entry ticket for here from the Museum across the lower plaza, directly opposite the side entry door. The dual ticket is 10 euro and is probably a fair price for visiting the two places. The altar and painted high ceilings are highlights of the building, but we also appreciated the floor designs over the major contributors to the Cathedral over the ages, final resting places. Overall a highly ornate building representing the importance over the years of Mdina, a lovely walled City.

There are a great many places of worship in Malta but this one is worth seeing. personally i wouldn't bother with the crypts and there is little for a tourist to see, best left for the locals and their families i would say.
Written 19 November 2023
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Serena C
Cheshire, UK898 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Family
So much to see in this cathedral in Mdina. There are frescoes everywhere, The paintings are magnificent and there are many of St Paul during his lifetime. The altar, made in part of lapis lazuli is pretty impressive to say the least.
Written 7 November 2023
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Kevin S
Pontypridd, UK6,243 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
Entry by ticket purchased at the Mdina Cathedral Museum opposite the cathedral side door. The ticket €10 covers the cathedral and Museum. The cathedral is beautiful outside and splendid inside. Huge marble like pillars and lavishly decorated religious scenes cover the walls and ceiling. Very impressive.
Written 24 September 2023
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Davide G
Palermo, Italy3,515 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
Not to be missed! Amazing church in the centre of the old town. Rich and full of history, it will make your visit to the town even more special.
Written 20 August 2023
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juliaandadam123
Ashford, UK1,715 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
Interestingly the previous review mentions the good value for money. I guess this shows everything is down to personal opinion as we thought €30 for our family of 3 was too much. It was nice that it included the little museum too though. I just have never agreed with churches charging for people to be close to God. Donations I understand as people can then pay what they can afford, but this is ultimately supposed to be a place to worship and not a tourist attraction!
The architecture itself is lovely though and against a beautiful blue sky makes wonderful photos. Inside is less ornate compared to other churches on the island.
Written 10 August 2023
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Joseph P
London, UK68 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Friends
10€ for the cathedral and museum was definitely good value. A nice historic cathedral, albeit you wouldn't need to spend more than around 30 minutes to see everything. Museum was interesting too
Written 13 June 2023
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55mo55
London, UK234 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023
Yes, another beautiful cathedral, Malta has lots of lovely churches and cathedrals and we cannot resist looking. Well worth it. Afterwards visit the museum not large but well worth seeing. Possibly too dry for children , even my partner was glad when we had finished, but I enjoyed
Written 14 May 2023
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