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Church of Saint Paul's Shipwreck, Valletta

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See the remains of St. Paul's wristbone and a portion of the column against which the saint, spiritual father of the nation, was executed at Church of Saint Paul's Shipwreck. Tracing its origins to the 1570s, the church is built in honor of St. Paul's shipwreck on the island, as described in the New Testament. Take time to admire the wooden statue of the saint and the mural of his life on the church ceiling. Descend down steep steps to the crypt underneath the church. Don't miss the stunning altarpiece by Matteo Perez d'Aleccio, paintings by Attilio Palombi, and the dome by Lorenzo Gafa. The church blends into surrounding buildings from the outside and can be difficult to find, so look carefully for signs directing you to the entrance. Work out when and for how long to visit Church of Saint Paul's Shipwreck and other Valletta attractions using our handy Valletta travel itinerary maker.
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  • A must visit if in Valletta so much treasure to see and I was overwhelmed by how beautiful it was and how well kept as well would recommend 
  • February hajótörésének tizediken celebrate the day of St. Paul in Malta. Massive preparations, the streets of the Church leading to Valetta's streets decked up. We were lucky, right standing in the doorway, only to see the Christmas mass, and at the beginning of the afternoon to participate in the Fiesta. We gathered a huge experience.
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  • just finished a really nice video of the first feast of the year in Malta, you can check it out and other videos i made on Malta,stevetarros @ youtube.com please leave your comments,and any other vide...  more »
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  • A small church Set.
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