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St. Catherine’s Church (Valletta)
The Church is one of the oldest in Valletta and it was built in 1576, just ten years after the laying of Valletta's founding stone. Before the erection of the Conventual Church of Saint John the Baptist, it served as the Conventual Church of the Knights Hospitallers.   St Catherine's houses various precious works of art, including a few executed by the famous Italian master Mattia Preti.  The altarpiece is considered one of his most renowned works.

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