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Santa Katerina church

  • Address
    Misrah Ir-Repubblika, Iż-Żurrieq, Malta
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  • Visiting Hours
    From 6:00 am to 6:00 pm
  • What to see

St. Catherine’s Church in Żurrieq, Malta, has its roots in a parish church first mentioned in 1436 by Bishop Senatore de Mello. In 1630, due to the growth of the town’s population, the construction of a new church was planned, which was completed in 1658 under the direction of the parish priest Antonio Demos and the architect Reverend Matteolo Saliba. The church is an outstanding cultural heritage site in Malta and is included in the National Inventory of Cultural Property of the Maltese Islands. The interior houses significant works of art, with several paintings by Mattia Preti, such as the Martyrdom of St. Catherine of Alexandria, the Martyrdom of St. Andrew and the Visitation of the Virgin to St. Elizabeth, among others.

In addition, the church houses other works of art, such as the painting of Our Lady of Mount Carmel by Antonio Zammit, unveiled in 1908. The statues of St. Catherine of Alexandria and Our Lady of Mount Carmel, both from the 19th century and created by local artists, complement the rich artistic and spiritual heritage of this Maltese church.

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