Churches & Religious Sites

CHAPELLE DE L'ANNONCIATION

Ħal Millieri, Żurrieq, Malta

Chapelle de l'Annonciation

Cette chapelle est située dans le vieux village de Casal Millieri, qui se trouve entre Zurrieq, Qrendi, Mqabba et Kirkop. Ce village a été la première fois en 1419 et ses origines remontent à l'époque romaine et peut-être la préhistoire.

The chapel was consecrated in around 1480 on the site of an earlier chapel built in the thirteenth century, and is a typical example of a Maltese medieval church. To enter the chapel one has to descend three steps. It measures about 5m wide and 7m long and is divided into five bays by pointed arches arising from the wall piers. The paintings in the chapel of the Annunciation are unique and executed in the fresco technique. Their style and the angular Gothic letters of their inscriptions date them to the middle of the fifteenth century.

The frescoes cover all the interior walls of the chapel except the apse, and depict a number of saints such as Nicholas, Andrew, James, Lawrence, Vincent, John, Paul, Augustine, Blaise, Agatha and Leonard. St. George appears twice riding a horse and slaying a dragon.

Coordonnées

  • Contact: Din l-Art Helwa
  • Téléphone: +356 21225952
  • Fax: +356 21225952
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