Mosta Off The Beaten Path

  • St Paul the Hermit Chapel
    St Paul the Hermit Chapel
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  • Honey Vale
    Honey Vale
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  • Speranza Cave
    Speranza Cave
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    St Paul the Hermit Chapel

    by tophat30 Updated May 31, 2006

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    Situated in a natural cave in the side of Honey Vale (Wied il Ghasel), this chapel was erected at around 1656 . A legend says that, St Corrado lived in this cave . He used to scold the Mosta Villagers for not living an exemplary life. These advises fell on deaf ears and the locals wanted to rid themselves of Corrado. To do so, the villagers sent a lady with some clothes to hang. She was to drop the clothes intentionally, so if Corrado tries to give her a hand, he'll be blamed of 'harassment' and if he doesn't, then he's definately not a saintly man. Anyway, this poor man tried to help this lady and the hidden villagers showered him with stones . The hermit ran away towards the coast, spread his cape on the water and flew to Gozo. It was to no avail that the repentant villagers called him back. Thus in an exhibition of remorse the locals built this chapel.

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    Madonna tal -Isperanza - Madonna of Good Hope

    by tophat30 Updated May 31, 2006

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    The chapel and cave are dedicated to Our Lady of Good Hope. A Legend says that a young maiden was one day tending her sheep with her siblings. The turkish pirates closed in on her and she instinctly ran for her life . As she was a bit weak and limping,she decided to hide in a cave and she prayed to Our Lady, who immediately intervened and had a spider weave its web over the opening of the cave. When the Turkish invaders chasing her arrived, they overlooked the cave as they thought the girl could not be hiding inside, as the web was intact and so they left. The maiden came out, and convinced of divine intervention in her escape, decided to build a chapel on top of this cave. The chapel was built in 1761 . The cave contains stone statues of the Archangel Michael, a kneeling maiden praying and the evangelists Luke and John.
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    St Mary's statues

    by Diana75 Updated Nov 23, 2006

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    Two huge statues of the Virgin Mary are placed in two closed niches on the sides of the entrance door.

    These two richly decorated statues are used every year during the public manifestations in the occasion of Assumption of Our Lady feast on August 15.

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    Exhibition in the sacristy

    by Diana75 Updated Nov 23, 2006

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    Beside the memorial remembering the bomb that pierced the Rotunda dome during the WW II, in the sacristy is also displayed an interesting collection of old religious and decoration objects: crosses, clocks, paintings and delicately decorated priest clothes.

    In the sacristy is also a souvenirs shop.

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    Dolmen - Bronze Age Period

    by tophat30 Written May 31, 2006

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    Situated in Santa Margerita area , there's two dolmen which date back to the Bronze Age Period in Malta (2500-700 B.C.). Each dolmen consists of two large boulders ( appx 12 feet x 5 feet wide)capped by a third lying on top of the other two forming a sort of ‘table’ construction. The dolmen was used for funerary purposes, as an urn with the ashes of the deceased would have been placed in the space formed by the three-stone structure. Please click on photo to see a detailed pic of both dolmen

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    The Mosta Valley

    by hadida Written Sep 9, 2003

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    The Mosta Valley, and the Mosta Dome in the Back

    If you really want to go off the beaten path, you really must travel the broken roads behind the mosta dome that will lead you to the mosta valley. At first it won't look like much... broken fridges, cars, washings maxings and stuff.. but when you go right down inside you will find a nature wonderland. We can climb into caves and stuff.... make a little fire and cook something to eat... then we can smoke a joint.... and eat some pom poms (good maltese sweets).

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