Religious Sites

Sacred Islands BrochureThe Maltese are among the oldest Christian peoples in the world. St. Paul, shipwrecked as a captive en route to Rome in A.D. 60, brought the Christian faith to Malta. His steps can be retraced in the shrines, grottos and catacombs of Rabat and in the ancient capital, Mdina.

There are over 360 churches and chapels scattered throughout the islands. You can usually locate the centre of any town or village by driving towards the parish church which dominates the skyline, although many may have more than one large church and several chapels. You can't help but notice the islands' Baroque churches with their red or silver painted domes. They form an integral part of the landscape and are at the heart of Maltese social and cultural life.

Many of these buildings are veritable works of art. You will notice how local craftsmen and artisans adorned the inside and exteriors of churches and cathedrals with intricate decorations and stone sculptures depicting saints, angels and sacred symbols.

Perhaps most intriguing of all religious sites are the small, wayside chapels. Some are excavated in the rock; others cling to cliffs. All are places of quiet contemplation.

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Church of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception

Church of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception

Triq il-Pellegrinaġġ, Cospicua, Malta The collegiate church of the Immaculate Conception is the chief monumental building in Cospicua. It miraculously escaped the World War II bombing which destroyed ...
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Church Of Our Lady Of Victories

Church Of Our Lady Of Victories

Triq iż-Żewġ Mini, Senglea, Malta The Collegiate Church of Our Lady of Victories (the Parish Church of Senglea) built in 1743, was destroyed in January 1941 during a severe air attack on...
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Church of Our Lady of Victory

Church of Our Lady of Victory

South Street, Valletta, Malta This small church was the first to be built in Valleta by the Order of St John. Initially it was a chapel dedicated to Our Lady of Victory. the name was appropriately chosen to commemorate Malta's triumph over a Turkish invading force during the Great Siege of 1565. Works began in 1567, and trad ...
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Church of St. Anthony of Padova

Church of St. Anthony of Padova

Triq Sant’Antnin, Għajnsielem, GSM 9026, Gozo A nineteenth-century church connected to over a century of Franciscan history in Gozo.
Tel:+356 25906306
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Church of St. Gregory The Great

Church of St. Gregory The Great

Triq San Girgor, Ta’ Kerċem, Gozo The parish church of Ta' Kerċem is the only church in Gozo which is jointly dedicated to two saints – St Gregory and Our Lady of Perpetual Help.
Tel:+356 21551211
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Church of St. Lawrence

Church of St. Lawrence

Xatt ir-Risq, Vittoriosa, Malta Vittoriosa, known as Birgu before the Great Siege of 1565, is one of the oldest parishes in Malta. St. Lawrence originally served as the conventual church of the Order of St. John before the building of Valletta...
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Church of St. Nicholas (All Souls)

Church of St. Nicholas (All Souls)

Valletta, Malta The church was built in 1569 by the Greek Catholics as their Byzantine Rite parish church. In 1639 the Parish Priest, Papas Giovanni Metaxi, without prejudice to the parochial rights, conceded its use to the Sodality of the Holy Souls which re-built the church. Read More
Church of the Holy Trinity

Church of the Holy Trinity

Rudolph Street, Tas-Sliema, SLM 1273, Malta The Church of the Holy Trinity is an Anglican church located in Sliema, Malta.
Tel:+356 21330575, +356 79806114
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