The Chapel of St Agatha is a small Roman Catholic church located in the medieval city of Mdina, Malta.Take a look at our Mdina driving holiday planner to schedule your visit to Church St. Agatha - Sant' Agatha and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
The present structure dates from the 17th century however a much older church existed on its site. The original medieval chapel was built in 1417 by a nobleman Francesco Gattoand his wife Paola de' Castelli. On 22 January 1575 the chapel was visited by Bishop Pietro Dusina on his apostolic visit to Malta. Prior to 1661 the chapel was owned by the Gatto Murina family. In 1661 the chapel was given to the church in Malta. The medieval chapel was damaged in the 1693 Sicily earthquake which destroyed much of Mdina including the medieval cathedral.
The new chapel was built on designs by renowned architect Lorenzo Gafà. The chapel was blessed by the Archdeacon Antonio Cauchi in the presence of Bishop Davide Cocco Palmieri and the Grand Master Adrien de Wignacourt, on 26 June 1696.
The titular painting depicts St Agatha, patroness of Malta, together with St Adrian, the work of Giuseppe D'Arena.
Create an itinerary including Church St. Agatha - Sant' Agatha
Tours to Church St. Agatha - Sant' Agatha
Church St. Agatha - Sant' Agatha reviews
If you start your city tour by veering left from the Greek gate to Mdina, this little chapel will be immediately on your right. Nice architecture; if the iron gate is open, can also have a quick look.... more »
This small chapel was built in 1417. We couldn't go inside, because it was closed, but we could have a look at it from the doorway. It's nice but nothing special. St. Agatha is one of Malta's patron..... more »
Extremely cute small chapel but we could not get in unfortunately! It is well preserved but still could see it from the gate!
Very romantic chapel. Unfortunately we couldn‘t get in. It‘s closed.
Plan your trip to Mdina
Get a personalized tripA complete day by day itinerary
based on your preferences
Customize itRefine your trip. We'll find the
best routes and schedules
Book itChoose from the best hotels
and activities. Up to 50% off
Manage itEverything in one place.
Everyone on the same page.
Popular things to do in Mdina
Side trips from Mdina
Historic Sites in Mdina
Museums in Mdina
Hidden gems in Mdina
Nearby attractions in Mdina
Trips to Church St. Agatha - Sant' Agatha by other users
8 days in Mgarr BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES Mgarr Parish Church Ta' Hagrat Temples Gnejna Bay 31 days in Malta BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM Valletta Comino Victoria 7 days in Island of Malta BY A USER FROM BELGIUM Valletta Mdina 30 days in Italy & Malta BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM Bologna Santa Margherita Ligure Positano 22 days in Island of Malta BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES Valletta 6 days in Malta BY A USER FROM BELGIUM Valletta Mdina