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54 Days at Sea — Valletta sights and the Carmelite Basilica


Banners for the Feast of St. Augustine

Another church of note here in Valletta, Malta, is the Basilica of Our Lady of Mount Carmel. This church was built around the same time as St. John’s Co-Cathedral.

Basilica of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Valletta

This domed minor basilica is a UNESCO World Heritage site, but it’s not the original church. Because of severe damage during WWII, this Carmelite church was rebuilt beginning in 1958 and completed in 1981.

Basilica of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Valletta

Inside the church you’ll find this wonderfully decorate statue of the Madonna and Child:

Basilica of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Valletta

The most impressive architectural feature is the large, oval dome above:

Basilica of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Valletta

Other interior views include:

Basilica of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Valletta

Basilica of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Valletta

Now, back onto the streets of Valletta for more scenery:

Valletta, Malta

Valletta, Malta

Valletta, Malta

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