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Address: St. John Street, Valletta, Island of Malta, Malta
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Built between 1573 and 1577, this cathedral contains two masterpieces by...

Built between 1573 and 1577, this cathedral contains two masterpieces by Caravaggio.

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Spirituality at its highest!

It sounds crazy, but I had the chance to visit this breathtaking church on a Sunday morning at around 9:30. The mass was going on, and being a catholic I decided to attend. By... read more

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Matera
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

It sounds crazy, but I had the chance to visit this breathtaking church on a Sunday morning at around 9:30. The mass was going on, and being a catholic I decided to attend. By surprise the mass was told in Latin and the choir was beautifully singing accompanying the celestial music of the ancient organ. The baroque decorations of the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The cathedral is vast with plenty to see and reflect on. The include audio tour helps to understand the history of the Church and Malta. A highlight of the visit was to face Caravaggio's painting "the beheading of St John the Baptist"

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Cannot believe the grandeur and splendour of this place. The sheer effort and cost involved in creating this is mind boggling.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Caravaggio's painting even more stunning than the nave of the cathedral. Chapel for the Germany langue was my favourite.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The experience and stories held by the cathedral told through the audio guide enthralled all the family. Never seen a cathedral with such rich decoration and fascinating sections.

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Valletta, Malta
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Excellent Cathedral in the center of the capital Valletta. Unique cathedral very well kept both cathedral and museum.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I have seen many cathedrals before, but this one was truly incredible and unique. Also, check out the fascinating church museum next store. Definitely worth the 5 euro price for both visits.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This cathedral is like nothing I had ever seen before. Just amazing. Audio tour very informative. Good value too.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The outside of St. John's is almost plain but when you walk inside, it is almost too much to describe. The walls are intricately carved stone, pictures of the life of John the Baptist are on the ceiling. There are 9 chapels dedicated to various saints. The marble floor of this cathedral contains tombs of over 400 knights buried beneath... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Unique and spectacular- better than anything in the Vatican- breathtaking in its opulence. A place of worship and reverence I was shocked to see some tourist wearing really skimpy clothing honestly beachwear and then they were very surprised when they were advised they had to leave that they couldn't stay in the church half dressed. A wonderful place to visit... More 

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