Ta’ Pinu Basilica is located out in the countryside and is dubbed as an architectural masterpiece, especially its interior. The old chapel where it is believed that Carmela Grima received her message for prayer from the Virgin Mary still exists today and is located at the back of the basilica.
The name Ta’ Pinu comes from the man that used to take care of the old chapel. His name was Filippino Gauci and Pinu is the local diminutive of his name.
The exterior of the church is rich and impressive and the interior is full of beautiful stone sculptures.
The old chapel has an extraordinary altarpiece painted by Italian artist Amadeo Perugino. It depicts eight angels crowning the Madonna. The crown is attached to the painting and it’s made of gold.
The basilica is also full of votive offerings that are constantly left by people who claim that they were healed by the miracles of the Virgin Mary of Ta’ Pinu.