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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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Reviewed yesterday

This is a very nicely decorated church, decorations are gold (or something which look like gold) on carved stone columns, walls and ceilings. You should not use sleevless shirts but cover shoulders. Worth of visiting.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Erkki1
Reviewed yesterday

WOW! Absolutely amazing, well worth the time and entry fee. Located in the heart of Valletta, convenient to shopping and many many restaurants. Give it about an hour or so. There are original works by Caravaggio on display created especially for the Cathedral. It can...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank DCGregg
Reviewed yesterday

The cathedral is not always open to the public. So check opening hours because this Church is worth seeing it and the painting of Caravaggio also

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank FRANK K
Reviewed 2 days ago

The understated exterior doesn't divulge the stunning baroque interior of this Cathedral. This is one of the most popular tourist attraction in Malta, and our suggestion is to arrive here early so that you would be ahead of the queue. However, the true highlight of...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Ping L
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Took about 40 minutes to do the audio tour not much more to add it just will not let me submit until I have babbled on to more than 100 words.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Jeff K
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I visited St Paul's Cathedral.What an amazing experience.Malta has such talented people.I took a video to show my friends and family. Simply awesome! 2 euros to enter but sooo worth it.You must visit on your trip!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank catnab2626
Reviewed 4 days ago

This is a beautiful cathedral and it houses two Caravaggio paintings which are both stunning. Entry cost 10 euro but worth every cent. Definitely recommended

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank NatBedenik
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

If you visit Valletta you must visit the cathedral. It is an integral part of Maltese history. The entrance tickets combine the cathedral and a museum. The audio guide is excellent and the building is a stunning example of baroque opulence. The floor made up...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank markbN835KS
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

How can you charge €10 for entry? Even the Vatican is free to visit! On top of that the sign outside says "this is a place of worship". If it is a place of worship it shouldn't also be a €10 tourist trap....

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank bigupw
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Totally awe inspired by this wonderful cathedral and so pleased that I visited and have the memories!! Artwork is truly impressive. 10 Euros well spent!

Date of experience: January 2019
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TravelTruth12
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
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Response from Ruth P | Reviewed this property |
As above smart shorts and top
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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
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