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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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Spectacular Cathedral of the Knights

This spectacular cathedral in the capital of Malta was built by the famous Knights of Malta and is a gorgeous collection of religious icons and the other typical ornate church... read more

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This spectacular cathedral in the capital of Malta was built by the famous Knights of Malta and is a gorgeous collection of religious icons and the other typical ornate church features of the time. Audio guides are available to help appreciate the history of this beautiful building. The surrounding areas of the old city on the hill. overlooking the harbor... More 

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Moffat, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

What a place - its like a history of baroque art and knights of St John together. A must see in Valletta.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Highly decorated and over the top. Hard to see any connection to Christianity. Interesting inlaid marble tombs.

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Grantham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This cathedral is stunning. The decoration is very ornate and somehow, in spite of the volume of visitors (and we were there on a quiet day) there is a peaceful serenity about the place. The mouldings are highly decorated and the paintings magical. Make the time to visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This place hold the famous Caravaggio painting of the beheading of St. John. It's a very beautiful and sacred cathedral which dates back to when the nights of St. John took care of the island of Malta. Absolutely beautiful.

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Winnipeg, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The cathedral is utterly impressive and the history is amazing. The labour/workmanship is breathtaking. The paintings and tapestries are incredible. Definitely worth a visit!

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

An absolute masterpiece of baroque architecture- amazing artwork, notably the stunning Caravaggio Beheading of John the Baptist. Everyone should see this whether you're an art lover or loather! Very detailed audio guide too

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

An impressive place, worth visiting - unfortunatelly some rooms were closed as was the museum, which didn't affect the pricey ticket - 10 eur per person. The audioguide is included and is very well executed.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A lovely cathedral with listen to mobile tour. A must see place. Some areas were shut for restoration.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago 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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