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Religious sites in Malta


From the times of the first megalithic temples on the Maltese Islands religion has always been very important to the people of Malta. These first megalithic temples are some of the oldest constructions in the world, dating back to over 3000 B.C. and are thought to have been used for rituals including animal sacrifice.

After St-Paul's ship was wrecked on Malta, the conversion to Christianity began and over the centuries this has led to the construction of a wealth of churches and chapels across the Maltese Islands. It is said that there is a church or chapel for every day of the year.

Most noteable and must-sees for a holiday in Malta would be the Mosta Rotunda with its WWII connection, the cathedral in Mdina and St. John's Cathedral in Valletta. The full list of churches in Malta is covered here.

Parish Church of Attard
Triq Il-Kbira, Attard
Parish church in Attard in the centre of the island. Built in 1624 it is a fine example of Renaissance architecture.
Mosta Dome
Rotunda Square, Mosta
A must-see for most visitors to the islands, the Mosta Dome is a Parish Church boasting the third largest unsupported dome in the world.
Ta' Pinu Basilica
Ta' Pinu Sanctuary, Gharb
Ta' Pinu is a Basilica situated near the village Gharb in the North West of Gozo and 1931 and is a major tourist attraction on Gozo.
St John's Co-Cathedral
Triq San Gwann, Valletta
St John's Co-Cathedral
St. Paul's Cathedral
Saint Paul's Square, Mdina
Located in the centre of Mdina, St Paul's Cathedral is one of the main tourist attractions in Mdina. Designed in the 17th century it is built in the Baroque style. Corinthian pilasters and bays form the from of the cathedral. The interior is decorated with frescoes showing the life of St. Paul.

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