Basilica of Our Lady Mount Carmel

Construction of the Basilica of Our Lady Mount Carmel began in 1570, making it one of the oldest churches in Valletta. Its rich history is entwined with the Knights of St. John, who ruled over Malta during that time. The basilica served as a place of worship for the knights and the local community, fostering a sense of unity and devotion.

The basilica’s architectural splendor is a true marvel, blending Baroque and Mannerist elements. Its magnificent facade, adorned with statues of various saints, and its impressive dome captivate visitors with their grandeur.

The Basilica of Our Lady Mount Carmel is dedicated to the Blessed Virgin Mary under her title of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, a revered figure in Catholic tradition. The Basilica’s patronal feast, celebrated on the 16th of July each year, is a highlight of Malta’s religious calendar, drawing thousands of devotees and tourists alike to partake in the festivities.

Throughout the years, the basilica has undergone restoration and conservation efforts to preserve its historical and spiritual legacy. Today, it continues to serve as an active place of worship, hosting religious ceremonies, concerts, and cultural events, and welcoming visitors from all walks of life to experience its sacred beauty.

How do I get there?
Basilica of Our Lady Mount Carmel is conveniently located in Valletta, just over 200 meters away from The Embassy Valletta Hotel.

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