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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  • The Cathedral dominates the ancient city of Mdina, and shouldn't be missed if you're interested in churches and the history of Malta. Many people have mentioned the entrance fee, and I'm not too sure ...  more »
  • To see! It's € 5 with the entrance of the Museum. The gilding and marble galore! We take full view!
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  • Beautiful church, but pales with the co-Cathedral in Valletta. Well, you pay a small entrance fee and gets a visit to the Cathedral museum and its art treasures at ...
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