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St. Paul’s Grotto
The Grotto is one of the most venerated sites in the Maltese Islands, which is where St. Paul is said to have dwelt when he was shipwrecked in 60 AD, when he was travelling from Crete to Rome to be put on trial in front of Julius Caesar. He is said to have ladged in this cave during his three months stay. It is from here that the Apostle of the Gentiles is thought to have preached and spread the word of God and thus gave our island its Christian religion. This site was also visited by many important personalities, including Pope Benedict, Pope John Paul II, Fabio Chigi (later became Pope Alexander VII) and Admiral Lord Nelson | Alamy