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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
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

To find such a grandiose cathedral in a small city like Valletta was truly a wonderful surprise. I've been to cathedrals in the UK, Portugal, Spain (including Sagrada Familia) and Venice, and this one is up there with the very best. A must see when...More

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MMuscat, Public Relations Manager at St. John's Co-Cathedral, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for visiting and for the positive review.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is an extraordinary building which struck me with an extraordnary contrast between th sober outside and the richly decorated inside. Two exceptional paintings by Caravaggio. Alone the Beheading of Saint John is worth travelling to Malta. It is a painting with great tensions.

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MMuscat, Public Relations Manager at St. John's Co-Cathedral, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for visiting and we hope to see you again once our new museum will be open in 2020!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It’s a great place to visit, we were lucky not to queue too long for entrance. You get audio guides to take you around which are VERY detailed! The view form the balcony is definitely worth the climb up the stairs!

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MMuscat, Public Relations Manager at St. John's Co-Cathedral, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your visit!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had to queue a bit but it was certainly worth it! The cathedral is rich of art and history and included i the entry fee there is an audio tour which is just great. To be honest the 2 Caravaggio painting are already worth...More

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MMuscat, Public Relations Manager at St. John's Co-Cathedral, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for visiting and we hope to see you again once our new museum will be open in 2020!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Breathtaking place. Don’t get stuck behind bus tours or you will be there ages. Can get quite busy and congested and is really hot in there!

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MMuscat, Public Relations Manager at St. John's Co-Cathedral, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for visiting and we hope to see you again once our new museum will be open in 2020!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Although we had to queue for about 20 minutes to enter, the wait was really worthwhile. The interior is stunningly jaw-dropping. The view from the balcony enables you to see the whole interior. There is a free audio guide which is excellent.

Thank Stan C
MMuscat, Public Relations Manager at St. John's Co-Cathedral, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We are glad you had a pleasant experience for your visit here at St John's Co-Cathedral and we welcome you to visit again once our new museum will be open in 2020!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wow ... not to be missed and well worth the entry fee which includes an audio tour. However, because it was so very crowded it was sometimes difficult to follow the audio tour in numerical order but that does not detract from the fact that...More

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MMuscat, Public Relations Manager at St. John's Co-Cathedral, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for visiting and we hope to see you again once our new museum will be open in 2020!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So I guess we queued for about 10 minutes which was no problem. The Cathedral is so beautiful at first you really do not know which way to look...the Caravaggio is stunning and such a privilege to see. Do not miss this real gem as...More

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MMuscat, Public Relations Manager at St. John's Co-Cathedral, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We are glad you had a pleasant experience for your visit here at St John's Co-Cathedral and we welcome you to visit again once our new museum will be open in 2020!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is one of the go-to places in Valetta and it will get busy. That said this place although relatively small is incredible. The level of decoration and the quality of the art is incredible. You will be blown away by the majesty of it...More

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MMuscat, Public Relations Manager at St. John's Co-Cathedral, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We are glad you had a pleasant experience for your visit here at St John's Co-Cathedral and we welcome you to visit again once our new museum will be open in 2020!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Plain on the outside but gaudy within. Chequer board of knights graves fills the floor. Nice Carravaggio in the oratory.

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MMuscat, Public Relations Manager at St. John's Co-Cathedral, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your visit!

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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
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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
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Response from Suzie C | 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
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