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Report 2012: Five Days in Malta

By Eleanor from UK, Spring 2012

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Page 5 of 24: Valletta Churches - St Francis of Assisi

photo by MAW

Nave and Chancel

The Church of St Francis of Assisi on Triq ir-Republika is usually locked although it is possible to see inside 30minutes before the service begins.

We were pleased we managed to do this as it is a delightful small church. It was rebuilt in 1681 and is a large rectangular building with a classical style frontage with a statue of St Francis on the corner.

Inside the walls are painted pale blue and pink with gold decoration. The nave roof is flat with a large painting separated by a large decorative red and gold rib from a smaller painting beyond. The dome has an inscription round the base, stained glass windows above with paintings separated by carved gilded ribs and a small cupola. There is a small painted apse above the chancel.

There are decorative gilt arches over the side altars which have pictures above. They are flanked by wall pillars which have a smaller picture above the main picture. Though a door on the left side of the nave is a highly decorated oratory chapel. On the wall opposite is a statue of the Virgin Mary. Both of these have a roundel with a painting above and a coat of arms.

There is a small mass table with high altar behind with huge gilt candlesticks. The marble pulpit has a chandelier above it. There are statues on either side of the main door. Above is a balcony with an organ.

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