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. Arrange to visit The Parish Church of Mellieha and other attractions in Mellieha using our Mellieha trip planner.
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  • The ambience and setting of Mellieha parish church is unique with views that keeps you breathless. A must visit if in Malta .  more »
  • We called into the church and happened upon a free tour given by a knowledgeable and enthusiastic gentleman. He brought the history of the church alive.  more »
  • Absolutely to even this church among many others which is a pure wake up attention in summer opening the afternoon from 5: 00 a.m. in weeks several masses
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  • Simply beautiful. The church and surrounding area are stunning and offer the best views.
  • 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.

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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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