Malta is abundant with religious culture, and is in fact one of the oldest Christian cultures in the world. Grottos and shrines will captivate you with their histories; the walls telling ancient tales of religious saints. The key attractions, however, are Malta’s magnificent churches. |
There are more than 360 churches located across the Maltese islands. The buildings are full of character and represent the true culture of Malta’s people. Not only will you be able to admire the history of these churches, but the architecture, too, is something to behold. The churches are often decorated with red or silver domes and boast many handcrafted stone sculptures. The Parish Church of the Assumption
Located in Mosta, and commonly referred to as the ‘Mosta Dome’ or the ‘Rotunda of Mosta’, this church is recognized as having the fourth largest dome in the world. Its cir-cular shape makes for a stunning interior, and the building is packed with history.
The church was built in 1860 and took 27 years to complete. Astonishingly, it was built by the local community themselves. Since the building was dedicated to the Assumption of Mary, people of Mosta come together annually to celebrate outside the church with feasts and merriment.
St John’s Co Cathedral
Probably one of the most well-known churches in Malta, St John’s Co Cathedral is si-tuated in the capital city, Valletta. The building known to be one of the finest examples of high Baroque architecture in the whole of Europe. It certainly has a striking interior; with marble tombstone floors and beautifully painted ceilings, it is a must see during your visit.
This cathedral is also abundant with history. Built in the 1570s, it was dedicated to St John the Baptist, and is also as a shrine to the Knights and Officers of the Order, whose tombstones make up the intricate marble floor.
Metropolitan Cathedral of St Paul
This cathedral was built in the 17th century in Mdina, on the site of a Norman church that was destroyed by an earthquake in 1693. Tradition states that it is the site where Roman governor, Publius, met St Paul and was converted to Christianity.
The magnificent building stands out from Mdina’s narrow streets, boasting another of Malta’s impressive domes. The interior holds some famous artworks, as well as beautiful marble tombstones.
How to Get There
To visit these fantastic historical spots, you will need to fly into Malta Airport. Taxis can be pre-booked before you fly to take you from here to your required destination. Journey times are usually quite short, depending on where you stay.
Pre-booked transfer services are reliable, safe, and usually have friendly drivers who will take you straight to your desired holiday spots. If you’re looking to arrange an easy transfer in advance from Malta Airport, taxis are definitely the way forward.
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