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St. John's Co-Cathedral

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Built between 1573 and 1577, this cathedral contains two masterpieces by Caravaggio. St John’s Co-Cathedral is a gem of Baroque art and architecture. It was built as the conventual church for the Knights of St John. This church is till this very day...more
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St. John Street, Valletta, Island of Malta, Malta
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This is the largest of the Maltese cathedrals and the most significant. There is a multi lingual audio guide available for all and takes you for a guided tour of the venue. Unfortunately the large number of people in attendance made it an uncomfortable experience...More

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We alesys visit churches when travelling Most often entrance for free St John has a significant entry fee But it is worth the fee so much wealth

Thank HCH1734
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

If anyone intends to visit Malta, St.John's Cathedral is the real big deal. Built in the year 1571, the cathedral was built by the knights of St.john, with financial help from other european monarchs. Its rich interior and educational museum serve as a teaser to...More

Thank Kevin S
Reviewed 2 days ago

Located in the heart of Valetta's old town is the famous St John's cathedral. The facade is quite bland, which is the exact opposite of the very grand and ornate interior. The marble floors are so intricate, the walls and pillars are covered in gold...More

Thank AvidTraveler12
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

No account taken of weekend tourists who specially want to see the museum with the Caravaggio. Had to wait on Saturday until 18.00 to see the inside which only opened for church service purposes Very short sighted of Tourist Ministry

Thank Bunnycuks
Reviewed 3 days ago

The lines to get in are long depending on when you arrive. A very ordinary looking building from the outside but incredibly ornate on the inside. You marvel at the beautifully carved walls and frescoes for a while before you realize that you are standing...More

Thank Hector C
Reviewed 3 days ago

Very great luxury cathedral .. all gold.. make my eyes cant open . a lot of arts everywhere. it is worth to visit

Thank viviannecan
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The Gardens are nicely planted and there is a small fountain. It is lit at night. The view from the gardens of the harbour is spectacular. There is a cannon fired at mid day which you can view from here at close quarters. It is...More

Thank Delboy
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Set in the centre of Valletta. The ceiling is a lovely work of art. I wonder how many people over the years have walked on the floor or sat praying. Well worth a visit. A peaceful spot in a busy capital.

Thank plum1958
Reviewed 3 days ago

Fabulous cathedral in stunning Valletta. Do take the time to visit. Breathtaking interiors an historical masterpiece. Do see the Caravaggio - it will not disappoint.

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7 September 2018|
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Response from sandrahamblett | Reviewed this property |
Unfortunately it will be closed but you can see the cannons being fired at 12
3 September 2018|
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Response from Debra B | Reviewed this property |
Yes if they are “nice” shorts like you would wear on a golf course. Any ladies with short shorts or halter tops were made to wear a paper cover up. My husband wore a polo shirt and golf shorts and there were many men dressed... More
24 July 2018|
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Response from Suzie C | Reviewed this property |
Pay on the door, ladies cover up out of respect men too. Avoid cruise ship times but by lunch time they are all in the restaurants and cafes, quite cool in there