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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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  • It is easy to pass by the entrance of Church of St. Paul's Shipwreck, no vast portico at the entrance (the main view of the building is around the corner in St Paul's St) but when you enter you realis...  more »
  • In Valletta and Malta in general. There is a church on every corner, and although this is monumental not just draws attention on the outside. Inside is spectacular, somewhat overdone, with multitude of chapels, an interesting set of altar and altarpiece, the golden statue of St. Paul who annually take the procession, and their relics.
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  • Major restoration going on up in the roof meant this was not a quiet visit but nonetheless fascinating! Lots to see..... 
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