Wardija – St.Simon Chapel (Ref: pfm140180)

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St Simon Chape in Wardija

A chapel in the middle of nowhere.

St-Simon-Chapel

St. Simon Chapel in Wardija was built by Grandmaster Perellos, it was deconsecrated in 1616. After being rebuilt, the new chapel was blessed by Canon Dun Felic Cutajar on 22 April 1868. This small but beautiful neo-gothic chapel stands beside Qannotta castle and dominates the valley. Sadly it is deteriorating rapidly and the grounds are overgrown with huge weeds.

Qannotta-Castle

It is said that its titular which was painted by Silvio Micallef, represented St Simon holding a large Saw. No one seems to know where this painting ended up.

Source: http://www.malta-canada.com/churches-chapels/San-Pawl.htm

 

 

Kastell Qannotta

 

 

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