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Church of Saint Paul's Shipwreck

74 St Paul St, Valletta, Island of Malta 1212, Malta
+356 2122 3348
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  • Excellent56%
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“side street” (62 reviews)
“wrist bone” (30 reviews)
“dark interior” (5 reviews)
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74 St Paul St, Valletta, Island of Malta 1212, Malta
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+356 2122 3348
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"side street"
in 62 reviews
"wrist bone"
in 30 reviews
"dark interior"
in 5 reviews
"small door"
in 5 reviews
"hidden away"
in 11 reviews
"small donation"
in 6 reviews
"worth a visit"
in 35 reviews
"opening times"
in 6 reviews
"by accident"
in 11 reviews
"restoration work"
in 9 reviews
"free entry"
in 6 reviews
"worth the effort"
in 5 reviews
"by chance"
in 5 reviews
"on display"
in 10 reviews
"beheaded"
in 43 reviews
"reliquary"
in 11 reviews
"pillars"
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Reviewed yesterday

This is a lot smaller than the main cathedral but still worth looking at. It had lots of decorative silverware and statues also a lot quieter and easier to walk around. Well worth seeing and keep your eye out for the entrance as it is...More

Thank JayCeetrips
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This church has a rather plane exterior but its interior is very pretty. It is best known for having a reported relic from St Paul's ship.

Thank RLWOrangePark
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Pleasant to walk around and escape the heat.There are some fine statues and paintings. Most captivating is the head of St John on a pillar with the explanatory letters beside.

Thank zazu2012
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you want to worship, you can sit and meditate or say your prayers. There are beautiful murals on the tower windows and two entrances one on St. Lucia Street. There are about 3 sections and private meditation areas in the church. Photography not allowed...More

Thank Abdulwahab O
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Shipwreck Church is a beautiful church that hasn’t been overrun by tourists and has free entry. This is well worth going to and is a fantastic alternative if you don’t want to pay the overpriced entry for St. John’s.

Thank JXXXR
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The small entry door gives no clue to the huge space behind it. Full of beautiful artwork and curios - such as St Paul’s hand (or at least bones from it). Highly recommended.

Thank brandreth16
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful old church. Lovely side chapels and interesting artefacts including a relic of St Paul’s ship that brought him to Malta.

Thank barrett65
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not the largest church on the island, but lovely and intricate on the inside. It’s tucked away on a side street, which was decorated with banners when we visited in January 2018. The church is undergoing some restoration, but you can still see the fabulousness...More

Thank Kris M
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

St. paul's Shipwreck Church is definitely worth a visit. Yes, it's a bit dark, but restoration work is underway. Let your eyes adjust, and you will be rewarded with a pretty Baroque church with hidden gems from lesser-known artists. Plus, on display is the wrist...More

Thank jccphd
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

There are many churches in Valletta but definitely take the opportunity to visit St Paul’s Shipwreck, from outside you don’t expect to find this amazing interior.

Thank Robert C
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enjay70
August 7, 2017|
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Response from Mkoledin | Reviewed this property |
You have to go to the side door and Santa Lucia Street. It is undergoing some renovation which is a bit of a problem but it's still worth the visit. Actually the renovation should be complete by now so I'm enjoy.
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enjay70
August 7, 2017|
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Response from gergallagher | Reviewed this property |
We were there the last week of March this year at around 4.30 pm and it was opened
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Lillie M
June 27, 2015|
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Response from Paul G | Reviewed this property |
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