Mdina St. Agatha Chapel
St. Agatha Chapel
The original St. Agatha Chapel was built in 1417, while in 1696 the chapel was rebuilt after the 1693 earthquake, by a baroque version designed by Lorenzo Gafà.
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Sta Agatha came from Catania in Sicily, where she, like many other Christians in Roman times, was persecuted. She arrived in Malta in 249 AD and spent some times in the catacombs of what is now Rabat. She decided to return to Catania so that she could witness her faith better.
Quintianus, the Roman praetor of Catania, had her arrested on arrival and submitted her to torture. She died in prison on 5th February 251.
There are many miraculous stories about St. Agatha how she saved the city of Mdina from the Turkish attack of 1551.
Here's St. Agatha's Chapel, built in 1570 over an ancient crypt which still adorn the ancient city and make it an incredible mix of mediaeval and baroque architecture.
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