Metropolitan Cathedral, Mdina

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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. Our Mdina trip itinerary app makes visiting Metropolitan Cathedral and other Mdina attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • One of the main sights of Mdina. Located on the central square of the city. It is very beautiful both outside and inside. Is the current Cathedral. Interesting to watch at the Cathedral of St. Paul. Two clock face created for time and date. On the tour we were told legend: these watches were created to confuse the devil and prevent in the Cathedral. This place is worth a visit
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  • Early 18th century baroque cathedral on a much older site. Very good ceiling frescoes. Joint admission price with adjacent museum.  more »
  • A blast from the past. Pounce somewhere and feel immersed in a fairy tale. Remain open-mouthed and not find the words to describe what you feel, the beauty that you admire.
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