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St. Catherine of Italy

Place Jean de la Valette, Valletta, Island of Malta, Malta
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Across Form Old Opera Ruins

This is a delightful old church that was built in 1576 by the Italian knights of St John to serve... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Richard F
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Louisville, Kentucky
Admire this type of buildings

This Roman Catholic church more commonly known as the church of St Catherine of Italy was built in... read more

Reviewed 26 May 2017
Pepp P
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Republic of Macedonia
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“sanctuary” (2 reviews)
“dome” (2 reviews)
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
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Place Jean de la Valette, Valletta, Island of Malta, Malta
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a delightful old church that was built in 1576 by the Italian knights of St John to serve as their church. In the 17th century the church was enlarged and an octagonal church was added to the existing chapel. The original chapel was...More

Thank Richard F
Reviewed 26 May 2017

This Roman Catholic church more commonly known as the church of St Catherine of Italy was built in 1576. Always admire this type of buildings, as they exist and stay like sanctuary for people from all over the world.

Thank Pepp P
Reviewed 15 January 2017

Found only by chance on way to gardens. Wonderful contrast to St Johns Co-Cathedral which is over blown. Beautiful church!

Thank Christine Betty M
Reviewed 6 January 2017

worthy of a visit impressive domed ceiling. open to public most days for browsing and prayer a place to reflect

Thank stuart h
Reviewed 10 November 2016

amazing ceiling in this church popped in on a Sunday where full church service taking place and it was completely packed out went again on another day and it is a beautiful church outside stunning too

Thank BarcelonamadLizzie
Reviewed 6 November 2016

Central plan church, obviously influenced by contemporary analogous buildings in Italy, shows nice proportions and a robust elegance in the corner which links the Auberge de Castille to Valletta's central axis. Its location close to the Battery and its gardens and restaurant makes it a...More

Thank Stefano M
Reviewed 13 September 2016

One of my family got married here, very pretty church, not too big and very accessible just inside Valletts city walls

Thank SunkissedHampshire
Reviewed 12 July 2016

Was invited for the first holy communion of some friends' daughter. Gorgeous little church, but immaculately clean and well kept. The small dome, with its subdued frescoes, is a beautiful work of art. Certainly worth a vistit!

Thank markmosta
Reviewed 16 March 2016

This tiny church just off Castille Square boasts a Preti altar piece and a dome which is delicately decorated. It won't take long to visit but it is well worthwhile.

Thank MarpleTraveller
Reviewed 11 February 2016

This little church is one of the oldest on the island of Malta. Has recently been extensively renovated. Worth a visit, since it is a little gem.

1  Thank rita341
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