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Address: Parish Sq., Rabat, Island of Malta, Malta

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Baroque to the extreme

The amount of gold embellishment in this cathedral was amazing. really awesome. But I always wonder at what expense of the people. As an Anglican/Lutheran I find it over the top.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 19 September 2016
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York, United Kingdom
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Gosport, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

On it's own the church is only a 3 star, but it is 5 star when combined with St Paul's Grotto (where St Paul apparently stayed for 3 months), Catacombs (eerie and where more than 1000 people were buried), museum of art and ww2 shelters which all come combined on a joint 5 Euro PP ticket.

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York, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

The amount of gold embellishment in this cathedral was amazing. really awesome. But I always wonder at what expense of the people. As an Anglican/Lutheran I find it over the top.

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Thank Michael S
Malta
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

Beautiful in every single way. If you're a culture junkie or in love with history then this is for you. Its very popular amongst the locals and accesible to all types of people. It has a fun and pleasurable atmosphere that you'll sure pick upon and enjoy. If you visit in the beginning of July you're in luck because every... More 

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TN
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2016 via mobile

Beautiful church. We were there as they were preparing for a festival. It was really beautiful. There is a restaurant across the street and a desert shop on nearby corner. Walking distance to catacombs.

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Llanelli, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2016

Beautiful church in a very pretty square with colourful statues of all the saints.A real pleasure to see and soak up the atmosphere :)

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St Ives, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2016

St Paul's presence on Malta Is legendary and a large part of the tourist trade, so a visit to St Paul's church in Rabat was really interesting. The visit to the WWII tunnels and ancient catacombs was a bonus. The lower reaches of the caves are accessed by quite steep steps and the tunnels become a little tight, narrow and... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2016

A particular maltese church in a full baroque style. Take time to come in...very spectacular decoration

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Rabat
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2016 via mobile

Unfortunately after theft of a silver artefact on display in the church the parish priest decided to keep the doors closed of the parish church of Rabat. The only part now accessible is the chapel of Publius over the St Paul's Grotto which is behind the right door in the facade but only accessible through the Wignacourt museum just across... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2016 via mobile

This is a beautiful Church on the site where they believed St Paul lived and preached. It is lovely inside and great to look at from the small square/plaza in front of it. Lovely traditional sweet shop nearby to try local treats!

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Thank ScottishTemplar
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 April 2016 via mobile

This is truly a historic site. As you enter you are filled with a great sense of awe as one should when entering a Church. The Catholics really know how to build Churches! This is a magnificent example of how much the Maltese people had God to heart to have funded the building of such a beautiful palatial temple!

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