St Michael's Chapel, Mqabba

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Location
35°50'43"N
014°28'04"E
Country
 Malta
Categories
  • Sacral
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Description

The Chapel of St Michael is a 17th century Roman Catholic church located in the southern village of Mqabba, Malta. The church is built adjacent to a 15th century chapel dedicated to St Basil.

History

The present church was built 1669 as commemorated in the plaque above the main door. The chapel was mentioned as being visited by the Bishop of Malta Paul Alphéran de Bussan on 26 May 1729. He ordered that the chapel contributes financially towards the construction of the quire of the parish church. In 1858 the confraternity of St Michael was established in this chapel. During the 20th century the chapel was abandoned and subsequently used as a storage facility. The chapel underwent extensive restoration in 2007.
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