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Sacred Sites in Malta

Below is an illustrated index of the sacred sites and religious places in Malta profiled so far on Sacred Destinations, listed in alphabetical order by name. Please note this list is far from comprehensive - many more great sites remain to be added. You can also view these sites on an interactive map of Malta.

  • Ggantija Temples
    Gozo Island, Malta
    Located on Gozo Island in Malta, these two round prehistoric temples with statues of full-figured goddesses were dedicated to the Earth Mother.
  • Hagar Qim Temple
    Qrendi, Malta
    The 5,000-year-old Hagar Qim temple is the best-preserved of several ancient limestone temples in Malta. The temple is laid out on a clover-leaf shape of multiple apses with a forecourt and facade.
  • Mdina Cathedral
    Mdina, Malta
    This 17th-century cathedral stands on the traditional site of the town house of the governor Publius, who received the Apostle Paul when he was shipwrecked on Malta.
  • Mnajdra Temples
    Qrendi, Malta
    The Mnajdra Temples are three conjoined Neolithic temples on the southern coast of Malta, ranging in dates from 3600 to 2000 BC. The southern temple is aligned with the solstices and equinoxes.
  • Mosta Rotunda
    Mosta, Malta
    This impressive 19th-century church is known for having the third-largest dome in Europe and for having miraculously survived a German bomb in 1942.
  • St. Paul's Catacombs
    Rabat, Malta
    This fascinating labyrinth of 3rd-century subterranean tombs is the earliest archaeological evidence of Christianity in Malta.
  • St. Paul's Church and Grotto
    Rabat, Malta
    The beautiful St. Paul's Church in Rabat stands above a grotto where the Apostle Paul is said to have taken refuge after his shipwreck on Malta.
  • Tarxien Temples
    Malta Island, Malta
    The Tarxien temples are four megalithic temples constructed in southern Malta between 3600 and 2500 BC. They are notable for their complexity, fine construction and variety of figural carvings.