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Tal-Hlas! Discover all there is to know about this 16th century chapel in Qormi
The chapel is dedicated to the Assumption of Our Lady.

GuideMeMalta.com

Were you ever passing through the town of Qormi and came across this little picturesque chapel?

Well, this chapel is dedicated to the Assumption of Our Lady and is found in the area known as ‘Tal-Hlas’, hence why it is known by the local as the Tal-Hlas chapel.

The area known as ‘Tal-Hlas’ dates all the way back to 1492, at least that’s when the first documented reference currently found was written.

However, the chapel was first mentioned in 1556, a few years after the Knights of St John arrived in Malta.

Sometime before 1573 the chapel was restored but then almost a century later, in 1690 to be precise a larger church was built right next to it on the designs of the well renowned Maltese architect, Lorenzo Gafa.

Today, the original chapel is used as the sacristy of the larger church.

30th November 2023


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