Metropolitan Cathedral of Saint Paul, Mdina

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Admire the red-and-white striped dome, decorated ceilings, and walls adorned with sculptures and religious artifacts inside Metropolitan Cathedral of Saint Paul. Designed by architect Lorenzo Gafa, the Baroque cathedral was built from 1697 to 1702 to replace a ruined Norman cathedral destroyed by the 1693 earthquake. Enter the church and notice the graves on the floor ingrained with colored marble. You can visit a museum attached to the church building. View some of the surviving artifacts like a painting by Mattia Preti, depicting the conversion of St. Paul, and a 15th-century Tuscan painting of the Madonna and Child. Be sure to cover your shoulders prior to entering the cathedral (as is the custom) and check the hours the cathedral is open to visitors before visiting. Our Mdina trip itinerary app makes visiting Metropolitan Cathedral of Saint Paul and other Mdina attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • A very beautiful church, a veritable jewel, with a museum quite heteroclite nearby The more time you spend there, more necks will discover hidden aspects.
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  • Rich and adorned like many churches and cathedrals in Malta, however, I was not particularly impressed. I recommend a tour of the Museum first...
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  • Great day trip while in Malta. Quick tour of the church and lunch at one of the cafe / restaurants inside the 'city walls.' Should take 3-4 hours.
  • In Mdina there are so many cathedrals.All are beautifully constructed and painted inside. Nonetheless you are a believer or not, you should visit all of them. These are truly works of art full of spirituality and peace.
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