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Metropolitan Cathedral of Saint Paul

Archdiocese of Malta

Mdina  +35621241281 

The Mdina Cathedral was the only large church on the island of Malta for about 300 years. Built during the Norman period, the building suffered considerable damage caused by an earthquake on the 11th January 1963. Rebuilt by Maltese architect Lorenzo Gafà, it was consecrated on the 8th October 1702. According to tradition, the Cathedral was built on the site where governor Publius was reported to have met Saint Paul following his shipwreck off the Maltese coast.

Open Hours
Monday to Saturday - 8am to 6:30pm. Sundays & feast days: 8am to 12:30pm and 3pm to 7pm.

Times of Liturgical Celebrations
Holy Mass: Monday to Saturday - 9am and 6pm. Sundays & feast days: 9:30am, 11am, 6pm.

Hours for Confession
Monday to Sunday - 9:30am to 12:30pm. Fridays including 4:30pm to 8pm.

Other Information
Link to aerial footage of Archbishop Charles J. Scicluna and the faithful passing through the Door of Mercy at the Mdina Cathedral on Sunday 13th December 2015 -


5, St Paul's Square, Mdina, Mdina, Malta