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Did you know that an old structure dating back to the medieval period was found underneath this Qrendi chapel?
The restoration project is nominated for a prestigious architectural award.

Emma Galea

During this past year, the Restoration Directorate has been in the process of restoring the Madonna tal-Ħniena chapel in Qrendi. This is when they discovered an older structure that indicated that the chapel has been there since the late Medieval period.

The medieval chapel underneath miraculously survived the baroque church that was built over it.

This amazing project undertaken by the Restoration Directorate has shed light on the history of the Madonna tal-Ħniena...

Posted by Restoration Directorate on Tuesday, 7 March 2023

The restoration of this chapel also led to the discovery of more information about the site itself even before the smaller medieval chapel was built.

The chapel is filled with one impressive historic layer after another!

This incredible restoration project is also currently nominated for the Malta Architectural and Spatial Planning (MASP) awards. If you wish to vote, you can do so through here.

8th March 2023


Emma Galea
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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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