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A glimpse at medieval Malta! Discovering Siggiewi’s San Blas chapel
A peaceful landscape!

Emma Galea

If you decide to explore Malta’s beautiful countryside in the town of Siggiewi, this chapel is a must visit.

The chapel is dedicated to Saint Blaise and has a history dating back centuries.

It was first built in 1430 but it was speculated that church fell into ruin sometime in the later centuries.

Nonetheless, the chapel we see today was rebuilt again on the site of previous one in 1691 by Reverend Canon Antonio Manso.

The titular painting of Saint Blaise is the work of the artist Giuseppe D’Arena but it is not found in the chapel as it was instead transferred to the Cathedral Museum in Mdina for security purposes.

Mass is not often celebrated in this rural chapel as one mass is only held on the first Sunday of the month at 10am.

Have you ever been? 

23rd February 2024


Emma Galea
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Emma Galea
Emma is a Gozitan writer who loves all things related to English literature and history. When not busy studying or writing you will either find her immersed in a fictional book or at the cinema trying to watch as many films as she possibly can!

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