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St Publius Church

Juan Benaguas came to Malta and ordered a church to be built dedicated to St. Publius in 1630. This church was built next to St. Paul's Church and on top of the cave where Apostle St. Paul was imprisoned.

Grandmaster Pinto donated a statue of St. Paul for the cave in 1748. The cave has been visited by two Popes.

In 1753 a small chapel had been added on the right side of the main altar which is dedicated to the Holy Sacrament. Here is also the painting showing The Last Supper, which is painted by the Maltese artist Francesco Zahra.

Several paintings are to be seen in the church, including a painting which shows The Madonna with Child with John the Baptist and Publius, of the famous Italian artist Mattia.

From the Wignacourt Museum you can visit the cave as well as the church.

Read also about te attached St.Paul’s Church.

Building - St Publius Church

Opening hours
Winter 9:30 - 17:00

Last admission
Advice 60 minutes before closing
Ticket / admission fee

Adults (18-59 yrs)
€ 6.00
Children and Youth (12 + yrs)
€ 4.50
Children (7-11 + yrs)
€ 3,50
Infants ( to 6 yrs)Free
€ 4.50
Seniors (61+)
€ 4.50
Through Wignacourt Museum

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St Publius Church - Sanctuary of St. Publius

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