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St. John's Co-Cathedral

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Built between 1573 and 1577, this cathedral contains two masterpieces by Caravaggio. St John’s Co-Cathedral is a gem of Baroque art and architecture. It was built as the conventual church for the Knights of St John. This church is till this very day...more
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St. John Street, Valletta, Island of Malta, Malta
+356 2248 0400
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So beautiful and unique.. if you are in Malta this is place what you must visit.Tour inside will take 1 hour and will cost you 10 euro.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

St Johns is stunning and worth a visit. I don’t think I’ve seen so much gold in a church. It’s a nice thing to do during the high temperature times of the day. If you don’t listen to audio, you can see it all in...More

Thank Terri-jane T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful cathedral.lots of history of the knights.magnificent paintings.also caravagio famous one of john the baptist.guided tour through with a little hand held device x well worth a visit Very beautiful x

Thank Marie K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of the most memorable historical places we visited during our 9 day stay in Malta. They give you and audio guide which is necessary to understand the volume of history the place combines. Beautiful interiors, even if you are not a fan of the...More

Thank Agnieszka P
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a beautiful cathedral and well worth a visit. The entrance fee is reasonable considering that an audio guide is included in the price.

Thank Beamer23
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

When going to Rome visit the Vatican but when coming to Malta make sure you head to this stunning beauty. This place depicts the grandeur of the Knights of St John with the art, sculpture and fine masonry. The beheading of St John by Caravaggio...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a must visit for old and young. The art and history are out of this world. Beautiful guided tour is a must to explain the story behind the paintings and structure

Thank FellowTraveler222722
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Its very refreshing and cool in here so its worth going just to get away from the heat. But its not the only reason to go. Its a bejeweled grotto of gold and religious pictures and well worth a detour.

Thank BillCRochdale
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This cathedral is beautiful! Was so impressed by the grandeur of its interior. Ticket comes with an audio guide so plenty of information was available. A must see in Valletta.

Thank southsummerpalm
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Remember walking into St. John’s Co-Cathedral and just stopping dead, pretty sure my mouth was open. There was so much gold, marble, carvings and paintings, from ceiling to floor, there is virtually no space unadorned. It was all a bit of a surprise as we...More

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6 September 2018|
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Response from sandrahamblett | Reviewed this property |
Unfortunately it will be closed but you can see the cannons being fired at 12
2 September 2018|
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Response from Debra B | Reviewed this property |
Yes if they are “nice” shorts like you would wear on a golf course. Any ladies with short shorts or halter tops were made to wear a paper cover up. My husband wore a polo shirt and golf shorts and there were many men dressed... More
23 July 2018|
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Response from _suziecasey1 | Reviewed this property |
Pay on the door, ladies cover up out of respect men too. Avoid cruise ship times but by lunch time they are all in the restaurants and cafes, quite cool in there