The Basilica of Our Lady of Mount Carmel (Maltese: Bażilika Santwarju tal-Madonna tal-Karmnu) is a Roman Catholic church in the capital Valletta on the island of Malta. It is one of the most famous churches and main tourist attractions of Valletta, and it forms part of a UNESCO World Heritage site which includes the entire city.
The first church was dedicated to the Annunciation. It was built around 1570 on the designs of Girolamo Cassar. In the 17th century, it was given to the Carmelites and thus received its present patronage to Our Lady of Mount Carmel. The façade was redesigned in 1852 by Giuseppe Bonavia. On May 15, 1895, Pope Leo XIII elevated the church to the rank of Minor Basilica. The church was seriously damaged during the Second World War and had to be rebuilt.
Claude Waddington | Mar 6, 2018
The building looks amazing from the outside, however they're currently doing some redecorations inside and I couldn't get in.
Jacek Gotkowski | Nov 16, 2017
Mayo Design | May 5, 2017
Beautiful place! Historic church! Check it!
runforthecube | Aug 22, 2016
Large circular plain white ceiling. Very high marble columns. Free to enter.
Leo Antony | Dec 2, 2017
Mohamad Nasri | May 17, 2018
What attracted me to this church is its beautiful dome which acts as a landmark for the Valletta city especially from a distance and through a couple of sloping and narrow alleys. It was difficult for me to take a somewhat close picture of the dome until I was able to do that from the terrace of the uppermost floor of Marks and Spencer shopping center.
Roulio B | May 9, 2018
Seeing the dome from the inside is super impressive ! Makes you wonder how they put it together.
Alejandro Forero Cuervo | Apr 16, 2018
Very awesome, both from inside and outside.
Ami Sayag | Jun 25, 2018
Amazing catholic building
Boris Nikolovski | Jul 13, 2018
Beautiful century-old architecture. Exquisite interior ornament. A feeling of peace and tranquility in the interior.
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