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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.
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  • Average3%
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St. John Street, Valletta, Island of Malta, Malta
+356 2122 0536
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Reviewed yesterday

Get there from the Main Street and walking through the main gate of Valletta...couple hundred meters down on the right. Last time I was there, it cost to get in, but it was absolutely beautiful inside

Thank Ryan S
Reviewed 2 days ago

The Knights of St John have always been interesting to me. Put that with a love of Caravaggio and I was in heaven.

Thank dianne22
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

If your travelling to Malta. Take time to visit this church. Amazing! With Caravaggio's painting! 10 euros are worth it!

Thank TheaGarcia
Reviewed 2 days ago

From the outside the facade gives you no indication of what is within! Inside there is the most ornate and spectacularly decorated Baroque building you ever did see. The floor is laid with memorial marble tombstones dedicated to the knights of St John.The ceiling is...More

1  Thank Jane N
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

What a lovely afternoon out of the sun, so much to see and all beautiful. The Carravagio picture is worth waiting to see in the oratory. Your shoulders need to be covered, they supply wraps, also for your legs if in short shorts. Well laid...More

Thank dublincrs
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is a must see on a visit to Valetta. It is without doubt the most elaborate and amazing church that I have ever seen. It not only offers amazing decorations but is steeped in histoey of the knights of Malta.

Thank MRT29
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a true gem and a definite must when visiting Malta and Valletta. The Co-Cathedral looks relatively humble from outside but once inside quite jaw-dropping. In addition to the masterpieces covering the vaulted ceiling by Mattia Preti, the lavish guilding, unique marble work and...More

Thank KenAbela
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I'm biased, I admit, I am Maltese after all. But then once you've taken the first step inside this impressively unique symbol of a time now past, you are quickly overcome by the opulence of the interior that certainly beyond any expectations. Then again, this...More

Thank Simon M
Reviewed 4 days ago

Curious church filled with many details. Hard to imagine but it is a must cultural visit while spending a day in Valleta.

Thank jusaja
Reviewed 4 days ago

We visited this Cathedral last year. Wow!!! We are not religious but were absolutely amazed at this beautiful building. There is a lot of restoration work being done. This is a definite to visit when you are in Valletta. You will need about two hours...More

Thank LandL4748
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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.
4 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
16 February 2017|
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Response from nickwood100 | Reviewed this property |
You can walk from the lift at the end of the quay to all the sights that you need to see get lonely planet guide and it will take you everywhere you need to go