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News | Zejtun Religious Heritage Trail
The Beheading of St. John the Baptist – Caravaggio
Church of Saint Mary of Ħal Tmiem
Qtugh ir-ras ta’ S.Katarina minn artist segwaci ta’ CARAVAGGIO
Painting of Hompesch
Welcome to the Żejtun Religious Heritage Trail website.
The Zejtun Heritage Trail draws together both the past and recent history of the ‘Old Parish of St. Catherine’. The history of ‘Zejtun’ is not confined solely to the boundaries of today’s parish, but rather to a larger zone covering the East and South East of Malta. Archaeology proves that this land was among the first to host the earliest settlers, progressively developing into ancient Zejtun – an agglomeration of agricultural zones and hamlets, a number of which no longer form part of today’s parish. The heritage trail meanders through medieval narrow streets towards the Parish Church known as the Cathedral of the South; it’s Museum of religious heritage and terminates at the ancient church of Saint Gregory.
Punic-roman tomb exhibits, 17th century paintings, early 18th century liturgical vestments, bronze-gilt sculpture, statues and other works in the collection. Browse and make connection with objects you know and others of a more intriguing nature.