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Our Lady of Victories Church

Victory Square, Valletta, Island of Malta, Malta
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Small church with a grand history and beautifully delicate painted ceilings

Compared to the grandeur of the Cathederal and other churches lavished with gold leaf, this church... read more

Reviewed 24 June 2017
Leza H
London, United Kingdom
Fascinating history

We saw a programme on TV about this church and went to see it for ourselves. It's very small but... read more

Reviewed 3 May 2017
Rye, United Kingdom
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Victory Square, Valletta, Island of Malta, Malta
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Reviewed 24 June 2017

Compared to the grandeur of the Cathederal and other churches lavished with gold leaf, this church is more tranquil, almost delicate, gentle looking in comparison. Beautiful little place that's very easy to add to your sightseeing itinerary due to a central location and you can...More

Thank Leza H
Reviewed 3 May 2017

We saw a programme on TV about this church and went to see it for ourselves. It's very small but beautiful as you can see from some of the reviewers' photos. It's free to enter but for 4 euros you can not only help with...More

Thank PJ1743
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

This was the first church built in Valletta and the original resting place of Jean de Valette. From the outside, it is very simple, very plain, but the inside. Wow! It is incredibly beautiful. It is a small church but very worth visiting. You must...More

Thank USExpat1nUK
Reviewed 3 April 2017

Its very impressive inside and worth a visit whilst you stroll around Valetta. Admission is free and it wasnt crowded. There are a few steps to get up but there is a handrail. Photos are allowed but they request you dont use flash.

Thank Iain M
Reviewed 3 April 2017

There is free entry to this small but well decorated Baroque church just by the upper Barrakka gardens. Worth a few minutes to visit.

Thank NicoDa
Reviewed 17 February 2017

A lot of Malta's history is explained in this church, when you enter, purchase the illustrated guide (only 3 euros) this will easily allow you to quickly understand all the artefacts and beautiful paintings this church has to offer.

Thank squirrel1954
Reviewed 18 November 2016

Built the year after the Great Siege of 1565, this is where Jean Parisot de Valette, founder of Valletta and 49th Grand Master, was first laid to rest. His body now lies in the amazing St John's Co-Cathedral. This relatively small church is currently being...More

Thank ShaunH290
Reviewed 16 November 2016

A typical catholic church in the centre of Valetta. You wouldn't miss anything special if you don't have the time to enter.

Thank Kos M
Reviewed 30 October 2016

This was the first church the Knights of Malta build after winning against the Turkish invasion in the siege of 1556 so it has loads of history. It has been recently restored and is very pretty inside. Nice location as well.

Thank Louise090
Reviewed 4 August 2016

this is one of the first churches to be built in Valletta. It fell into disrepair but with the assistance of PWC the skills of the Courtauld Institute have restored this ancient church. It has beautiful painted ceilings and is well worth a visit. From...More

Thank patricia d
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