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Address: St. John Street, Valletta, Island of Malta, Malta
Phone Number: +356 2122 0536
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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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Absolutely beautiful stunning church

Do go and view this most beautiful church, if you go early, say around .8.30 you can catch early morning mass, but please no cameras or noise as locals are attending mass and... read more

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Do go and view this most beautiful church, if you go early, say around .8.30 you can catch early morning mass, but please no cameras or noise as locals are attending mass and should be respected please.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is without doubt the most magnificent building in Malta and ranks among the top cathedrals of the world. It is a unique experience in every way, whether you gaze at the vast vaulted ceiling painted by Mattia Preti, or consider the wall-to-wall floor of inlaid marble tombstones, or walk through the richly decorated and gilded side chapels (with not... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you only see one tourist site in Valletta, go here. A visual feast. The audio comes free with your entry, guides you around at your own pace and is very informative. Don't miss the two Caravaggio paintings.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

..........was a great way to start the day! I'm not a fan of "pay to pray" situations and €10 each seems steep. So we came to Mass in the morning which, although in Maltese, follows the same pattern as the world over. An amazing space, and amazing experience, and the priest blessed my rosary to boot!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Never knew about a Co-Cathedral until visiting here. I was in a tour group, so I got the interesting history of this place.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Fabulous!!! Don't forget to see the tapestries and beautifully scribed and illustrated holy books upstairs.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The audio guide takes you through the development of the Cathedral and explains the artwork and decoration really well. There are internationally famous paintings in the side chapel which you must not miss in your hurry to the next tourist attraction - this place needs time - there's a very special collection of illuminated early music manuscripts in the museum... More 

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Sneaked a look through front door until thrown out by an officious woman....told to go round to the side door. Ten euros per person entry fee ....extortionate. I do not pay to see God's house!

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Weymouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Visiting St John's Co-Cathedral is an absolute must whilst in Valletta or on Malta. We have visited many churches and cathedrals whilst on our travels but St John's just topped them all with it's wonder and beauty leaving us amazed !

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I went to mass only to find myself distracted by the beauty of this cathedral. It is a masterpiece and gives you an inkling to the rich and long history of Malta - this is just one example of the amazingly rich and diverse history of Malta

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