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Metropolitan Cathedral, Mdina

(4.4/5 based on 800+ 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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  • Even though conrada entry worth the visit Has beautiful work of Caravaggio in your inside the mosaic on the floor of the Cathedral is wonderful
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  • Flashy enjoyment that you would say in a splendid building is not a dignified symbol of the city. I hope when it lost a landmark building here.
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  • A local attraction. There is no class that art works can meet in Rome or Florence, but certainly worth a look here and spend a few tens of minutes to the Cathedral Museum.
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