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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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  • The igteja is one of the many that exist in Malta.. She has a simple architecture. The interior is really nice.
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  • The church is dark and being restored, not very beautiful to my taste. But it certainly has historical value. 
  • Another half hidden delight off a side street. Enter and take a step back in time, beautiful period architecture and artworks. Not busy when we went so all the better to explore without interruption. ...  more »
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  • Local Landmark.
  • A small church Set.
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