"St Paul's Cathedral" St. Paul's Cathedral - Mdina Cathedral Tip by tim07

 
 

There is documentation of a cathedral on this site dating back to the 12th century. In January 1693 the old cathedral was destroyed by a giant earthquake. Maltese architect Lorenzo Gafa was commissioned to design the new building and work started in 1697.

The cathedral was closed when I visited Mdina. I therefore didn't get to see the frescoed nave ceiling or the inside of the dome. My memories of the cathedral are the way it dominated the centre of Mdina & its change in colour when going from being bathed in sunshine to being in the shade. The other memory is of seeing its dome & towers from many miles away.

Address: Triq Santu Rokku, Mdina,
Website: http://www.mdinacathedral.com

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  • Written Nov 25, 2009
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