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Building one of Malta’s most iconic landmarks

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With its huge dome, the Basilica of Our Lady of Mount Carmel is one of the most iconic landmarks in Valletta

The church was built from 1958 to 1981 and consecrated in 1981.

The 42 metre high oval dome dominates both the city skyline and Marsamxett Harbour. It is slightly higher than the steeple of the immediately adjacent Anglican Cathedral in Valletta, St Paul’s Pro-Cathedral.

The main attraction in the interior is a painting of Our Lady of Mount Carmel dating from the early 17th century.

The interior was sculpted by Joseph Damato over a 19 year period. The church building is listed on the National Inventory of the Cultural Property of the Maltese Islands.

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