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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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"caravaggio paintings"
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"works of art"
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in 64 reviews
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"entrance fee"
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"take your time"
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"well worth a visit"
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"visiting malta"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Not to be missed, the art is amazing. Go early to avoid crowds. Take extra time to study the ceiling art in the nave, it is incredible.

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Reviewed 2 days ago

This is deceptive. The structure itself is quite plain on the exterior, but WOW, the interior is truly amazing. So many beautiful things to say about this that I don't exactly know where to begin. Even if you are not a Christian, the architectural delights...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Gold, gold every where . top to bottom. impressive paintings . References to the multinational origins of the Hospitallers Order, decorated marble tiles. So rich, so impressive !

Thank dyonai
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

St. John’s Cathedral is austere from the outside, but the Baroque interior is absolutely magnificent.

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We didn't take any pictures here but it was pretty impressive, reasonable cost and if you like art worth the visit

Thank Anna D
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Reviewed 5 days ago

A taxi driver said that we must include a visit to the Cathedral and we were amazed. The inside of the building is totally different to the exterior. Don't miss the opportunity to walk round with a handset guide

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I had walked past and sat outside this huge but, from the exterior, rather unexceptional building and was inspired to pay the 7 euro entrance fee having learned about the Caravaggio painting housed within. Without doubt I found it to be the most baroque, ornate...More

Thank T99TES
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Reviewed 5 days ago

only church in Valletta that charges you. look impresses with all that gold.and the audio tour is very informative for the history buffs. but with so many churches to see . just wanted to have a look and take a few photos.

Thank alanpunter
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This baroque cathedral more than makes up for its size with its jaw dropping interior. So much gold on the walls and ceilings. I have seen a lot of cathedrals in my time and this rates in the top ten.

Thank Vivienne T
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The most ornate cathedral I have ever been to. It’s well worth a visit but the audio guide is so in depth I almost lost the will to carry on.

Thank Teresa R
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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
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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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