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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 via mobile

Must see! Easy to follow and work audio guide . Can get busy so visit early or late afternoon in order to take full advantage of this magnificent place. Not too large to become tedious!

Thank gary o
Reviewed 2 days ago

Very impressive interior. Try to choose a quiet time as tour groups might swamp it. Probably better with an audio guide, but sign boards adequate.

Thank grahamj641
Reviewed 2 days ago

lots of gold, gloriously golden, gold everywhere, golden everything. Breathtaking, Simply the most ornate and beautiful church i've ever seen.

Thank George B
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Must see while in Valletta. This spectacular cathedral is beyond ornate plus the Mattia Pretty beheading of St.John is worth the tour in it's self. The guided tour is informative and self paced with a hand held device. The floor is completely covered with crypts...More

Thank Christi-Donny
Reviewed 3 days ago

The restoration carried out over the past 10+ years has made this cathedral even more beautiful. Enjoyed our return visit and eagerly await the re opening of the museum where the tapestries and silver will be displayed.

Thank EnglandKentexplorer
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

As you walk into the Cathedral the awe of it all meets you. You are given a small radio which you listen to at each position telling you about the history of it all. Would recommend a visit to St Johns Cathedral for everyone.

Thank Irving1991
Reviewed 4 days ago

If you visit Malta the St. John's Co-Cathedral is a must see! It's a real baroque marvel: those marble tombstones that cover the floor are truely unique and astonishing. And Caravaggio and other painter's works make the place a gallery of art. Worth a visit!

Thank Marko P
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

What a thoroughly interesting place to visit and really great audio tour (I would prefer earphones though). Stunning marble floor and wonderful artworks and with the audio, you really can get a real feel of the times. Do not miss this.

Thank Glen J
Reviewed 4 days ago

This looks nothing from the outside by I challenge you not to be blown away when you walk through the door.

Thank reiveratsea
Reviewed 4 days ago

Yes, you pay to go in but so worth it and so astonishing. Loved the way you can wander and be told all about the history of this beautiful Co- Cathedral. It is magnificent.

Thank SusanP196
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Jan E
24 September 2017|
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Response from annynutza | Reviewed this property |
Hello, we rented a small car for our trip and we think that is optimal way to visit all around. I see some hop on hop off buses, but the most of objectives are in the opposite part of island. From Mellieha are a lot of... 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