Live chat by BoldChat

Best Rated Cultural Sites by Members

San Anton Gardens Attard 10.00
Palazzo Parisio Naxxar 10.00
St. John’s Cathedral Valletta 10.00
Casa Rocca Piccola Valletta 9.00
Palazzo Parisio Naxxar 9.00
Upper Barrakka Gardens Valletta 9.00
Lower Barrakka Gardens Valletta 9.00
Buskett Garden Buskett 9.00
Chinese Garden of Serenity Santa Lucija 8.50
Għar Dalam Cave and Museum Birzebbuga 8.00

Church of Our Lady of Victories (Senglea Basilica)

A beautiful church that commemorates the victory of the Maltese in the Great Siege of 1565

The Parish Church of Senglea, dedicated to Our Lady of Victories, was probably built in 1580 to commemorate the Great Siege of 1565. It was consecrated in 1743, but it was destroyed in January 1941 during an air-raid, but was rebuilt by 1956.  Pope Pius VI declared the church a “collegiate insignis” in 1786, while in 1921 it was given the title of Basilica by Pope Benedict XV.

The most valuable work of art in this church in Senglea is a wooden statue of the Virgin Mary that is encased in silver and kept in the last chapel on the left of the nave. In front of the church, there is a memorial dedicated to those who lost their life throughout the Second World War.

Senglea Church 27 St Lawrence Street, Senglea, Malta UNESCO site ? yes Monday-Sunday 07:00-18:00 +356 2182 7203
Average rate: 0.00   |   Votes: 0   |   Please login or register in order to rate
Facade of Senglea church Altar of Senglea parish church Beautiful ceiling of Senglea church Beautiful interior of Senglea church Ceiling of Senglea Parish church Interior and altar of Senglea parish church Interior of Senglea Parish church

Post your comment

Please login or register in order to write a comment

Comments of Members

No comments yet.