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Carmelite Priory Mdina

Villegaignon Street | Kunvent tal-Karmnu, Mdina, Island of Malta MDN 1190, Malta
+356 7925 3316
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The Carmelite friars resident at the historical Priory in Mdina invite you to experience both the spiritual and the daily way of life in this spectacular 17th century priory. The Carmelite Priory offers the unique opportunity of visiting various rooms that include a decorative refectory, an authentic kitchen, a typical friars cell, as well as a sober oratory, amongst others to get a taste of the spiritual, artistic, historical and cultural heritage of Carmelites. The impressive church also forms part of the same visit. The visit is always guided by a resident friar or by a "Friend of the Priory" The Carmelite Priory is the first priory in Malta to be open to visitors in an attempt to share with contemporary people the Carmelite heritage handed down to us from one generation to the other. Carmelite friars living here share their lifestyle with visitors who wish to pay a visit in the historical spaces, or to spend days of recollection, organise spiritual and cultural events, or participate in the courses organised by the Carmelite Institute Malta at the Priory in conjunction with the Faculty of Theology at University of Malta and the Pastoral Formation Institute.
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Villegaignon Street | Kunvent tal-Karmnu, Mdina, Island of Malta MDN 1190, Malta
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"painted dome"
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"open to the public"
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"old city"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A tranquil, beautiful church with all the grandeur of a much bigger location. Free to enter and just a short walk from the main cathedral. Serene and peaceful, definitely worth a visit.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Carmelite Priory is a beautiful church in Mdina that is stunning and free. This is a must visit when in the town and as it only take a matter of minutes to see this Church and is a fantastic budget alternative to the Metropolitan...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Priory has impressive artistic value. The highlight is the Refectory where friars gather for communal meals. It is an illustration of total Baroque art, where paintings, sculpture and architecture come together. A courtyard gives natural light to the surrounding cloisters that connect the Priory...More

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Reviewed 26 April 2018

Carmelite Priory Mdina is a great example of beautiful sacred architecture. If it were not for the fact that I had already seen dozens of such objects in Malta, I would be delighted. They are often as beautiful as this one

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Reviewed 21 April 2018

The Cathedral charge 5 euro, which I think is a bit steep, maybe 2 euro and ask for donation, but this place is exquisite, we spent nearly an hour in here as the ambience is so serene, it is a gem of a place and...More

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Reviewed 11 April 2018

Malta is a place of incredible history and a huge number of impressive churches. This is a beautiful church and it is amazing to see such splendour in such a small town. The connection with the history of Malta is also interesting - especially with...More

Thank LAW64
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Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

When entering it's so quiet and dark but once you adjust to the light it's quite spectacular and the decoration fantastic. Considering it was busy outside was lucky enough to be the only one in here able to have a peaceful moment, light a candle...More

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Reviewed 12 March 2018 via mobile

Takes a time for the eyes to adjust as it is quite dark inside but once it does you are treated to magnificent ecclesiastic architecture

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Reviewed 13 November 2017 via mobile

On entering this priory, I was expecting something more modest, but it compared in grandeur to the cathedral in my eyes. Amazing decoration and marble interior that doesn’t under deliver. It won’t take long to take in this stunning priory, unless you choose to sit...More

Thank Kevin C
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Reviewed 24 October 2017

The Carmelite Church and Priory is located in the heart of Mdina, and its doors are open to the public. This 17th century church has a spectacular paintings especially above the main altar. The sense of mystery inspired by the richly-painted dome interior at the...More

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Response from cherriesfan_9 | Reviewed this property |
hi there is a very good bus service that does not need you to make a transfer. Sorry i cannot remember the bus number - (I think that it is the X3) but it does run every 30 minutes in peak times via Mosta ( well worth seeing... More
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