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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%
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St. John Street, Valletta, Island of Malta, Malta
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

From the outside the cathedral looks a bit uninteresting,however the inside is a different story. Amazing paintings, decoration, and history. The audio guide is very good, and informative. Go early, when it opens(09:30), to avoid the cruise ship crowds.

Thank Jonfro
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Reviewed yesterday

Certainly one of top highlights of a visit to Malta.Well worth the admission and the audio guides worked very well.

Thank retiredat55
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Reviewed yesterday

This is the most amazing spectacle of religious indulgence I have ever seen. You could pause and think, what else could the money have been spent on ($Billions in today's money), or you could think, well it is spent now so let's just enjoy it....More

Thank Mitchin
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We went to St Johns Co-Cathedral around 11:45 on a Saturday. We were taking our time when we were suddenly ushered out as it closed at 12:30 on Saturdays. A lot of people were disgruntled and the staff said it was clear when we bought...More

Thank mt93
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Absolutely breathtaking a must see in malta €10 per adult €7.50 for students well worth the money your provided with earphones and a device which tells you the history of each part of the cathedral and its available in several language's

Thank Karen8531
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We had read about the grandeur of the interior cathedral contrasting with the imposing exterior but this did not prepare us for the wow moment of walking into the Cathedral and seeing the incredible decoration all around us from the floor to the ceiling, and...More

Thank MikeHarley0305
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Reviewed 3 days ago

In my opinion, the greatest attraction of Valletta and perhaps all of Malta. The cathedral is a temple of art and a remarkable example of magnificent architecture. Caravagio's paintings made the most impression for me.

Thank T0urist7
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Beautiful cathedral in the centre of Valletta, well worth a visit! Many interesting paintings including a Caravaggio painting of the death of John the Baptist. Hand held audio guides make the visit more meaningful.

Thank JoAnn S
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Absolute must see. The plain exterior belies the opulent interior,which is breathtaking, literally. So much to see, there are tombs of the Knights of Malta, huge pillars, magnificent decorations and artworks, including a stunning Caravaggio.

Thank Patricia J
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Although I though the entry fee was a bit expensive, it's a must see when you go to Valetta. The place is just steeped in history and very ornate inside.

Thank stephen b
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OJ1982
15 February 2018|
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Response from robbiemactours | Reviewed this property |
Allow at least two hours to do both. There is a lot worth taking the time for!
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Jan E
24 September 2017|
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Response from Goldenwords | Reviewed this property |
No it's not far to walk around as long as its not too hot. Get a good map and chart out your route. Go the the Battlements first and then you will get an idea of where everything else is. Try and find out when the cruise... More
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vanessaalexander7
13 July 2017|
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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.
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