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

This is a lovely place to visit as Malta has so much history, its a beautiful island and this is well worth seeing, very lovely and i would recommend it. Must see

Thank Rebecca x
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This church has an enormous history. It was finished in its ultimate version 8n the beginning of the sixteenth century when money was no issue. The gold on the walls and the ceiling, the decorations, the mosaic floors, together are almost an image of heaven...More

Thank eddebruin
Reviewed 3 days ago

I don't usually like all the ornate gilding that you get in some churches but this is really impressive. You could still leave out some of the cherubs as far as I am concerned but taken as a whole this is on a par with...More

Thank Philip H
Reviewed 4 days ago

Really impressive! I can only recommend a visit. It is easily accessible, but you need to pay an entrance fee!

Thank natalie077982
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The Cathedral is a must see. The audio guide is very helpful and part of the Euro 7 cost (senior rate). Magnificent.

Thank JillGWalmsley
Reviewed 4 days ago

Move over, Michaelangelo, you've been bested. The paintings, statuary, mosaic floors and yes, ceilings, in the 9 different chapels that make up this Roman Catholic Cathedral dedicated to St. John the Baptist are breathtakingly unbelievable. Different grandmasters of the Order of St. John's Knights commissioned...More

Thank charlesthebarles
Reviewed 4 days ago

One of the best baroque cathedrals I have visited. Lots of history and atmosphere, with a story in each alcove.

Thank Cholseyman132
Reviewed 4 days ago

This is the second time I'd visited Malta and Valletta. On my previous visit, the capital was deluged with rain (surprisingly) and I missed a visit to St John's - not this time, though! The Co-Cathedral is well worth the entry fee (though there are...More

Thank snakehipsdawn46
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The attention to detail of the craftsmanship in this cathedral is stunning and the entrance fee of 10€ is easily justifiable. The self-audio is informative without being too lengthy.

Thank positron5691
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Valetta has a mountain load of architectural wonders to offer, but this Cathedral is at once the most underwhelming (the exterior), and most overwhelming (the interior) in terms of contrast, and boy does the effect work on you when you enter the building... all I...More

Thank Elcid A
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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
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 Adrian F | Reviewed this property |
The bus station in Valletta is located just at the entrance of the city, you just walk the main road named Republic Street and you will get to the Cathedral on your right half way into the street. Breakfast in the cafes in... More