Discover Northern TrailChurches
Being mindful of the diverse cultural heritage assets that fall within its portfolio,the Archdiocese of Malta has taken a comprehensive approach to restore and conserve these treasures for the delight of future generations.
Cathedral of St Paul
The Metropolitan Cathedral of St Paul in Mdina was built between 1694 and 1705. It replaced the medieval cathedral after the earthquake of 1693 led to severe damage to the building. According to tradition the cathedral is built over the former site of the palace of Publius, Malta’s Roman governor and later its first Bishop. Initially the church was dedicated to the Assumption of the Virgin Mary.Know More
Chapel of the Assumption (Ta’ Zellieqa)
The church of St Mary was founded in the seventeenth century, in thanksgiving. According to an account given in the records of the 1565 pastoral visit, the Virgin Mary appeared to a poor local maiden and cured her from her illness. This gave rise to the special devotion associated with this church and is recorded in two marble plaques placed on the façade of the church in 1950. This church is built on high ground which dominates the surrounding landscape, overlooking the valley towards the coast.Know More
Church of the Holy Family
The Church of the Holy Family in Bidnija is a modern building in a Neo-classical design. The first foundation stone was laid in 1921 and built to the designs of the Maltese architect and stonemason Salvu Zahra (1874-1960) and paid for by the inhabitants of Bidnija to see to their spiritual needs. The church stands on a prominent hill, while its dome is clearly seen over the surrounding countryside.Know More