The Metropolitan Cathedral of Saint Paul

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The cathedral in Mdina Apr 06, 2017
Mdina's impressive cathedral, St Paul's, is one of the standout buildings in this small city that was formerly Malta's capital. The present cathedral was designed by Lorenzo Gafa to replace the previous one which was destroyed by the devastating 1693 Sicily earthquake which claimed the lives of two thirds of the population of the Sicilian city of Catania and caused the collapse of many buildings in this part of the Mediterranean. Gafa's cathedral, built in Baroque style, was completed in 1702. The cathedral interior is also very interesting with an ornate tessellated floor and some beautiful frescoes.

Address: St Paul's Square, Mdina
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The Metropolitan Cathedral of Saint Paul Nov 29, 2013
The Metropolitan Cathedral of Saint Paul or more commonly known as St. Paul's cathedral is the main attraction of the walled city of mdina.

located in the middle of the fortified city, the cathedral towers above all the surrounding structures. it was built around the 15th century to replace the old church which was destroyed by an earthquake. the cathedral of baroque design was built using the special stone which could only be found in malta, painted inside by intricate frescoes in the walls and ceilings and decorated by extravagance of the baroque period.

it is allowed to take pictures inside as long as you dont use flash, so if you have a tripod with you, you can use it to stabilize the pictures you take.

the cathedral is not difficult to find all the streets in the fortress town of mdina lead into it and you have to pay a small amount to enter it but it is worthwhile.
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lauro says:
yes - make a plan to visit malta but i think 1 week is enough lol the country is so small!
Posted on: Apr 27, 2014
Africancrab says:
Nice, I want to visit there
Posted on: Apr 27, 2014
lauro says:
thanks guys - the trick is - if youre not allowed to use flash just bring a tripod along to stable the camera even if its only a digicam!
Posted on: Apr 26, 2014

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