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The Parish Church of Mellieha, Mellieha

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At The Parish Church of Mellieha, admire the architecture and location, hear more about the story behind its creation, or pray in a peaceful setting. The church was built between 1881 and 1898 by the local peasants, who dreamed of a new church to grace their town. They took stone from a local quarry and transported it all themselves. During the period of 1920 to 1940, the interior was improved and a dome and many belfries were added. The small church sits on a hill overlooking Mellieha Bay and offers great views any time of day. Walk around back to check out the old cemetery. Services are held throughout the week and are open to the public, so check the mass schedule on the website. Plan to visit The Parish Church of Mellieha and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Mellieha attractions using our Mellieha trip builder.
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  • Very beautiful church. Located on a hill overlooking the Mellieha Bay. In front is a big square, and very close is a beautiful chapel with a nice little square.  more »
  • Just a beautiful church and in the hustle and bustle of the Main Street is well worth deviating from and going to have a look.  more »
  • Very nice both on the outside, with the Maltese, as travelogue style, white. In those moments, in which we visited it, he was to officiate a mass.
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  • Beautiful church overlooking Ghadira bay below and sunsets over Malta and Mellieha. Lovely sitting areas around and cafes with walking and relaxing in the park. Wonderfully done church with decorations and architecture suiting the time period with ww2 shelters nearby
  • Very nice Chuch, Piazza and Sanctuary. The Sanctuary is vere special for the locals as a myth states that a grace is granted to those who pray to the Our Lady Shrine in The Sanctuary 'Especially those who ask for a pregnancy'. The Scenery is also very nice. Next to the church there is also a WW2 shelter open for viewing.
  • Just a regular church with a good view of the sea.
  • Beautiful church. It gives to the whole town a special charme.
  • A beautiful church.

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Where to stay in Mellieha

To fully enjoy Mellieha's beaches, stay in either Mellieha Bay or Mellieha village. These two areas will provide you with the best access to Malta's largest sandy beach, as well as several restaurants and bars. Both fancy hotels and more affordable options can be found here. Golden Bay, Paradise Bay, Marfa, and Cirkewwa are also good options for lodging, but are situated farther out of the city, away from the main village and its amenities.
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