Kappella ta’ San Xmun

Kappella ta’ San Xmun. (Click on the photo for added detail.)

This has been a rather hectic week, and I find myself writing this throwback post a day late too. Now that I’m through the photos from that walk in Il-Majjistral, I have a few photos of chapels to share, from my ongoing project. Today’s photo is from an outing back in winter, in Wardija, aimed specifically at photography. There’s a number of chapels there, and since I haven’t been much in that area I thought it would be good to go explore and see what’s what. I have a love-hate relationship with the place, because while it’s so beautiful (a definite plus), access is generally extremely problematic, with landowners defending their territory in a rather callous way (this one a hard minus in my books, especially when this often overrides a long-standing tradition of public access paths, which remains unfortunately undocumented).

The photo I’m sharing today shows the chapel dedicated to St Simon (the Zealot), which sits in the grounds of Castel Qannotta. The grounds were open when I was there, possibly due to some function happening there, so I walked in hoping to find someone to get more information from. Unfortunately this was not to be, so if any of my readers have any knowledge about when the grounds and chapel are open to the public, kindly drop me a line. On the plus side, the chapel itself was open, and it seemed like there was some work going on.

As is often the case, there is a wealth of information about the chapel at Kappelli Maltin (in Maltese), for those who would like to know more about the chapel and its history.

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