St. Dominic's Convent
St. Dominic’s Convent is quite little-known as a tourist attraction, although it deserves much more attention due to both the historical and religious background. Legend has it that around 1400, a vision appeared of the Virgin Mary to a hunter who was living in a cave here. A simple shrine was established, and 20 years later three Dominican friars came to Malta, they chose that location to establish a the priory.
The pretty priory gardens are lovely to stroll in and are featured in many photos of Rabat (and was a Game of Thrones filming location).
The gardens were also used in the filming of Game of Thrones, The Red Keep gardens. The place where Cersei says to Ned Stark “When you play the Game of Thrones, you win or you die. There is no middle ground”. however it is a working convent so, please respect if visiting.
Note only open for one hour a day.
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Visiting St. Dominic's Convent
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