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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
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Verry interesting visit and a fantastic Cathedral but verry crowded. This os the hart og the history of Malta.

Thank Ole-Willy M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This may be the world’s most beautiful church, as our local guide claimed. Don’t be put off by the plain exterior. Inside is dazzling — filled with gold decoration in chapels of orders competing to produce the most spectacular. The patterned marble floors and ceiling...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is nice, but still, quite overrated. I expected more. Entrance is quite expensive compared to other places. If you want to visit churches and cathedrals, your place is Rome.

Thank Jim E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Anniversary of Vjola Club Supporters Malta by organisong a mass at St John's Co-Cathedral Valletta ...... mass was celebrated by Mons Mackeon ...

Thank Frans M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Do not be put off by the plain looking outside of the building. Go in and look. You will be amazed. Well I was. The architecture and the decor Fantastic. Found some very old resus Anne parts on a wall out the back very macarb....More

Thank Robin C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Was stopping in Valletta but visited as part of a guided tour An audio guide may have been better, in a large group it was easy to lose contact with our guide €10 to enter and well worth the price of admission Respectful dress is...More

Thank paulkits
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautifully decorated Baroque cathedral which greatly contrasts with its unassuming exterior facade. I would recommend getting the free audioguide around the church. The highlight of my visit was seeing two of Carravagio’s paintings including the beheading of St. John. A must visit!

Thank Lorraine M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the Valletta gem. Although the 12 euro entrance fee to a cathedral may seem steep, this includes a very good audio guide and one of the best churches I have ever been to - full of history and beauty. In my view the...More

Thank md1mm
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had to queue for a little while but it was well worth it to be able to enjoy this beautiful place. It’s filled with gold, silver and beautiful paintings in the ceiling. We came specifically to see the Caravaggio and was very happy to...More

Thank EiWiSu
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Valletta is not an easy place to get around if you have a disability . So you need to choose on a short trip which ones to see. St. Johns is a must it will leave to speechless so much gold and so much to...More

Thank Edward J
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Marivilly
7 May 2018|
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Response from Boozemobil S | Reviewed this property |
Well I was there in Sept/October last year and it was quite warm T-shirt and shorts weather so check the long range forecasts and you should be ok.
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OJ1982
15 February 2018|
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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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