Oldest church of the Cistercian monastery
Salzedas parish church is the oldest church of the Cistercian monastery of Santa Maria. Although constructed in the early thirteenth century (Romanesque) the current appearance is the result of significant eighteenth century reforms (attributed to Maltese architect Carlos Gimac). There may be parts of the original construction on the walls and interior arches. The facade is new, but was never completed due to the Napoleonic invasion, and clearly shows the absence of bell towers - it seems to "missing something". The church has a cruciform plan, consisting of three aisles of five bays, cross, high choir and 5 staggered apsidal chapels.