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St. John's Co-Cathedral

St. John Street, Valletta, Island of Malta, Malta
+356 2122 0536
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Built between 1573 and 1577, this cathedral contains two masterpieces by Caravaggio.
  • Excellent77%
  • Very good18%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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St. John Street, Valletta, Island of Malta, Malta
+356 2122 0536
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Reviewed yesterday

It´s the most beautiful church I´ve ever been and definitely worth visiting. You can lisen to the interesting review from the earphone while looking around.

Thank 610tarjav
Reviewed yesterday

This is very impressive beautiful,the highlight was the Caravaggios.Floor and ceiling was beautiful.Only negative is having to pay but it no doubt needs constant work.Highlight of Valetta.

Thank Michael R
Reviewed yesterday

Our first visit was as part of a tour group one afternoon. It was a worthwhile visit although quite crowded. We enjoyed the experience, learned a lot, and said we can do better. So the following day we showed up just when the cathedral opened....More

Thank Michael P
Reviewed yesterday

Amazing building packed with beauty and history. Very good audio guide. Do niot miss the marble tombstones making up the floor. If you like fine art, two wonderful paintings by Caravaggio here, not to be missed.

Thank 573Tony
Reviewed yesterday

Never seen so much gold and marble. The carravagio was stunning. Whole place indescribably beautiful.

Thank sally p
Reviewed yesterday

Nice Cathedral, but 10 Euros a head?! at least it was lit up. Guess the fact that we had to stand for half an hour in the rain did not help!

Thank raymondabela
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Magnificent ! One treasure after another ! If you visit, don’t ignore the ‘no flash’ signs or the treasures will not be as impeccable as they are today

Thank Joanna M
Reviewed yesterday

I was interested to visit St. John's Co-Cathedral to see the Caravaggio collection and particularly 'The beheading of St. John the Baptist'. I wasn't disappointed, it is a stunning piece of art. The whole Cathedral has a fairly uninspiring exterior but is beautiful inside. Well...More

Thank smallworldnow
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

You will not be disappointed with the interior architecture, sculptures and art work in this historically important building. Well worth the entrance fee, audio guide provided. The fee is worth paying just to see the great work of Caravaggio (Michelangelo), The Beheading of John the...More

Thank CP1866
Reviewed 2 days ago

This Roman-Catholic co-cathedral of Malta, founded by the Order of St. John and decorated in beautiful baroque style is a place full of history, containing nine rich chapels, (one dedicated to Our Lady of Philermos and the rest to the patron saints of each of...More

Thank SmileyKay
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Jan E
25 September 2017|
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Response from annynutza | Reviewed this property |
Hello, we rented a small car for our trip and we think that is optimal way to visit all around. I see some hop on hop off buses, but the most of objectives are in the opposite part of island. From Mellieha are a lot of... More
13 July 2017|
Response from Alex C | Reviewed this property |
St John's is open 7 days, notwithstanding major events. The first time we were there it was closed because the President was being sworn in! No problem, returned the next day.
5 May 2017|
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Response from Cassie S | Reviewed this property |
These are the hours for the Cathedral - if you're going on a Saturday, be sure to get there early as there is normally a queue and the ticket office closes at noon! Monday to Friday: 09:30 to 16:30 (ticket office closes at... More