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. Make Church of Saint Paul's Shipwreck part of your personalized Valletta itinerary using our Valletta day trip planner .
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  • Compared to other churches and cathedrals this one is nothing special. It is close to other Valletta attractions and is free to visit, so it is worth a few moments to stop by and take a look. Paul was...  more »
  • The signage to the church is not huge and without a sign outside you could easily walk by without realising that the church was even there. If you did then you would miss a gem. Even the entrance does...  more »
  • Walking down St.Paul Street or Triq San Pawl while strolling the streets of Valletta we chanced upon this church sandwiched between residential and commercial establishments. The spires and bell tower...  more »
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  • Catedral anglicana en La Valletta (Malta). Curiosidades en su interior. Entrada gratuíta.
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