The Metropolitan Cathedral of Saint Paul (Maltese: Il-Katidral Metropolitan ta' San Pawl), commonly known as St Paul's Cathedral or the Mdina Cathedral, is a Roman Catholic cathedral in Mdina, Malta, dedicated to St. Paul the Apostle. The cathedral was founded in the 12th century, and according to tradition it stands on the site of where Roman governor Publius met St. Paul following his shipwreck on Malta. The original cathedral was severely damaged in the 1693 Sicily earthquake, so it was dismantled and rebuilt in the Baroque style to a design of the Maltese architect Lorenzo Gafà between 1696 and 1705. The cathedral is regarded as Gafà's masterpiece.
The cathedral is the seat of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Malta, and since the 19th century this function has been shared with St. John's Co-Cathedral in Valletta.
|Monday||9:30 AM – 5:00 PM|
|Tuesday||9:30 AM – 5:00 PM|
|Wednesday||9:30 AM – 5:00 PM|
|Thursday||9:30 AM – 5:00 PM|
|Friday||9:30 PM – 12:00 AM|
|Saturday||12:00 AM – 5:00 PM, 9:30 PM – 12:00 AM|
|Sunday||12:00 AM – 5:00 PM|
Natasha Buttigieg | Jul 24, 2018
The history that our little island has is unique. Well done to the Mdina Cathedral Museum for the great job you do to keep this place and it’s valuable in such good state. It’s a must to visit.
Krzysztof Szwajor | Feb 8, 2018
A place worth visiting - especially as in a price of this one ticket you can visit cathedra itself. Museum is rather small - contains of two floors, on the upper floor you can visit a gallery. What was missing for me is a better description of items presented or some back story. What you get basically are cabinets full of items with numbers - on side of a cabinet is list of what is inside under what number. That was a bit disappointing, however still it is a collection worth viewing.
Petri Kuittinen | Mar 12, 2018
Very nice museum with great silver and gold artifacts on 1st floor. 2nd floor art gallery with paintings is even more interesting. Not too crowded during my visit. Friendly staff.
Darren Rabbetts | Apr 11, 2018
Very nice building, not very big and was busy when we visited. But definitely worth a visit.
Eva Papadimitriou | Nov 27, 2017
Very nice museum. You get in using the same ticket as for St Paul's Cathedral. In the ground floor section they store religious artifacts (plus so much more, such as scrolls of music and lyrics), while in the first floor paintings are stored. Bathrooms are on the first floor, which are very clean, and there is also a bathroom for handicapped.
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