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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
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+356 2122 0536
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Reviewed yesterday

Fabulously ornate interior ....not huge in size and you suffer in the heat/humidity with the crowds. They should restrict the numbers by eg doing timed tickets at a rate of X people per hour spread across the entire opening period as it is not particularly...More

Thank TorranceTraveller
Reviewed 2 days ago

Fascinating church, worth a visit even if you have seen every church in Europe! Full of history, works of art, and interesting architecture.

Thank Angela B
Reviewed 2 days ago

A must see when in Malta. Unbelievable artifacts inside and photos are allowed in most areas. You have to go see this place.

Thank berwhtzin
Reviewed 2 days ago

A very interesting and ornate cathedral, one can't help but hi I it a little over the top in places. It gets very busy here, and the heavy crowds can spoil your visit, but this is very typical of Valletta as a whole.

Thank Oakesy_11
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This is one totally amazing building and chronicles the building of Malta. Well worth taking the audi tour which is included in the €10 ticket price. Not much more to say, other than amazing again. It does get busy, so the earlier you get there...More

Thank Fisher_JJ
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Amazing cathedral. Most decorative I've ever seen. Very hot and.crowded. Audio guide was good and told you all you needed.

Thank SimonIG10
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Wow... This is simply stunning and worth visiting. You can spend as little or as much time as you want here but to fully appreciate the beauty you'll need a minimum of an hour! Loads of intricate gold carvings, stunning paintings and history. As part...More

Thank LGBfund
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This really is a stunning attraction. The architecture is amazing and for religious believers , probably a must see venue. It shows the real wealth of the Church

Thank Glen_Gill_Lockett
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

You are feeling in another time-very great and full of history you discover the true culture -wonderful

Thank anca56
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

If you want to sit and pray it probably isn't the place as there are a lot of tourists but it is quite an experience.

Thank Usman H
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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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twocannygeordies
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
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patde
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
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