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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  • had a pleasant time looking around this cathedral with is a beautiful building in a very pleasant atmosphere  more »
  • Only 5 € entry but worth it as this gives entry to the museum accross the square ,stunning architecture and artwork in this 17th Century cathedral  more »
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  • Stunning church, take your time to look at the ceiling and the stained glass windows, best on a sunny day when the light is illuminating the glass. Plenty to see inside so have a leisurely stroll around, have a seat in the pews at the front and wait for a walking tour to pass and then listen to what they have to say. Knowledgeable curators on hand for any questions you may have. Tickets available from the museum opposite - includes entrance their as well. Currently €10 per person, discounts for children and seniors with ID proof of age.
  • The national cathedral. Much to see inside with a museum attached. However if you don't like museums and culture and art don't bother with this place. The art, design and experience was great for me
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