Paola is a town located in the South Eastern region of Malta with a population of 7,864 people in an area of 2.5km² bordering Cospicua, Fgura, Luqa, Marsa, Santa Lucija and Tarxien. Paola is renowned for the largest parish church on the Island, the Hal Saflieni Hypogeum, the Good Friday procession, the prison (Corradino Correctional Facility) and Hibernians F.C.
Paola actually has two parish churches, one dedicated to Our Lady of Lourdes and the other to Christ the King. The feast of Our Lady of Lourdes is celebrated on the first Sunday after the 17th August and the feast of Christ the King is celebrated on the fourth Sunday of July.
The only mosque in Malta (the Mariam Al-Batool Mosque) and the Islamic Cultural Centre can be found in Paola. The largest burial site on the Island (the Addolorata Cemetery) can also be found in Paola.
The Hypogeum is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and can be found down a side street in a residential area and was found by mistake when the tenants of the house were digging down and stumbled across it. The labyrinthine complex extends 11 meters underground and was hand carved out of antlers and stone picks as tools. Limited numbers of visitors are accepted to help preserve the place, so book ahead.
Property in Paola is generally made up of terraced houses with small blocks of apartments starting to increase in recent times.
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