San Pawl il-Bahar Travel Guide

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    Saint Paul's island
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San Pawl il-Bahar Things to Do

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    by mickeyboy07 Written Mar 22, 2013

    The Parish church is dedicayed to 'Our Lady of Sorrows' and is an outstanding landmark in the old village core.Built in 1900 on a piece of land donated by 'Anna Bugeja' it is officiated by the 'Franciscan Conventual Friars.It is of Doric style with one bell tower and fifteen stained glassed windows adorn the church.The paintings are the work of the famous painter 'Guiseppe Cali'.

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    by mickeyboy07 Written Mar 21, 2013

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    This church stands on the high point that overlooks the waterfront and the bay,it was built in memory of Saint Paul who was shipwrecked here at this point on the island.the church is also known as 'Saint Paul's Bonfire' and was constructed in the 14th century and stands on the spot were the saint scrambled ashore.Grandmaster 'Wignacourt' attempted to improve its appearance in the 17th century by making a few alterations that left it neither attractive or grand.The whole church was actually flattened by bombing in WWII and what you see today has been totally reconstructed.

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    by mickeyboy07 Updated Mar 21, 2013

    This tower is a fortification overlooking St.Paul's Bay.It is one of the 'Wignacourt towers' which are named after the 'Grand Master' of the 'Knights of Malta' who commissioned their building.Grand Master 'Fra Aloph de Wignacourt' also contributed significantly from his personal funds towards the cost of its contruction.It was built in 1609 and up until 1649 was the only tower in the north of Malta protecting the island.It is open to the public.
    Open:Wed-10.00-13.00,Fri-13.00-16.00,Sat-10.00-13.00
    Closed:Sun,Mon,Tue,Thu.
    Price:Adults-€2,children under 16-free

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San Pawl il-Bahar Restaurants

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    by Cidricu Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Very nice restaurant built on a pier and it gives you the impression you're eating on a boat. Fish and seafood are fresh. Waiters are very professional.

    ***Last time I ate there: 03/2004***
    ***Number of times I ate there: 2***

    Favorite Dish: All fish dishes are delicious. Try also local wines.

    Gillieru Restaurant
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    by Elly01 Written May 4, 2007

    The food at this restuarant is very esquisite and good. The place is decorated very lavishly and proper.

    Favorite Dish: Duck with orange sauce

    Nostalgia
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    by Elly01 Written May 4, 2007

    This restuarant offers very good pasta dishes, pizza and grills. I have been here a couple of times. The place is a bit small so if you are big group make sure you book before. The place is a bit smokey as its small but very nice !

    Favorite Dish: Pizza with Parma Ham - Yummy !

    Ciao Bella
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San Pawl il-Bahar Nightlife

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    by Elly01 Written May 4, 2007

    This place is an all rounder here you can eat and chill out with friends too. I have been here loads of times we even made New Year's Eve Parties ... quite a nice place if they keep it up to standard as some years it was not always at its best ...however when it is its a nice place to as its beside the sea !

    Dress Code: Casual however for the restuarant neater clothes will suit best !

    Il-Veccja
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