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Metropolitan Cathedral, Mdina

Categories: Churches, Tourist Spots
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4.4/5 based on 750+ reviews on the web
Admire the red-and-white striped dome, decorated ceilings, and walls adorned with sculptures and religious artifacts inside Metropolitan Cathedral. Designed by architect Lorenzo Gafa, the Baroque cathedral was built from 1697 to 1702 to replace a ruined Norman cathedral destroyed by the 1693 earthquake. Enter the church and notice the graves on the floor ingrained with colored marble. You can visit a museum attached to the church building. View some of the surviving artifacts like a painting by Mattia Preti, depicting the conversion of St. Paul, and a 15th-century Tuscan painting of the Madonna and Child. Be sure to cover your shoulders prior to entering the cathedral (as is the custom) and check the hours the cathedral is open to visitors before visiting. Put Metropolitan Cathedral on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Mdina travel itinerary planner.
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  • This is a must see if you are visiting malta. The architecture is stunning and you dont have crowds as you do at st johns cathedral in valetta. 
  • We visited late in the afternoon and the sun on the front of the cathedral was beautiful; a perfect time to visit. As others have mentioned, the floor when you go in is wonderful. As we were there lat...  read more »
  • An elegant Baroque church, which however does not show some originality or a particular point of interest compared with other churches on the island. I visited because it is located right next to the Cathedral Museum and the ticket is common, but not left me some special impression.
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