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The Carmelite Priory Church, Mdina, Malta

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The Carmelite Priory sits within the silent city of Mdina. Here the streets are narrow and mainly populated by tourists. The church within the priory is attributed to French architect Mederico Blondel. Start in February 1660 and completed in 1675. It is one of the most important centralised churches in Maltese Baroque Architecture.

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