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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 yesterday

This is a must-visit for anyone in Malta. It gives you a tremendous insight into the history of Malta through the centuries. About the only downside is that the self-guided tour is that it's slightly confusing on getting going when you enter the cathedral, but...More

Thank ianhfraser
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The church is extraordinary beautiful inside. And the Caravaggio paintings are really breathtaking. The audioguide is too detailed. The balcony is closed earlier and unfortunately they don't mention it anywhere. So if you visit close to the end of the opening hours, you better start...More

Thank alonaandsasha
Reviewed 3 days ago

This cathedral is incredible! Built in the 1600's by the Knight of St. John, it has to be seen to be believed. This cathedral has one of the most ornate interiors I have ever seen and I've seen churches all over the world. There is...More

Thank RichardK938
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Wow! Wow! Wow! This place is breath taking. One of the most beautiful churches I’ve ever seen and so full of symbolism. However why are people stupid!? The sign says NO FLASH in about 10 different languages, you’re also in a church so talking on...More

Thank lilithLondon
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Been in many churches around Europe but this cathedral is the most impressive ever. its a UNESCO world heritage site that it is not to be missed .

Thank ivanbO9650NK
Reviewed 4 days ago

It's a wonderful cathedral with an interesting history. Preti and Caravaggio works are worth the price of entry. Staff aren't the most friendly, but are just the gatekeepers.

Thank CBInMadison
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Most people come mostly to see the Caravaggios which are kept in the oratory and entry is not allowed after 4pm on weekdays even though technically the opening times state until 5pm. The Caravaggios don't disappoint and the cathedral itself is wonderful - even though...More

Thank lifesmarrow
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the number one sight to see in Valletta and for a good reason. It's well worth the 10 euros, it's a very well kept gorgeous cathedral, you also get an audio guide with the ticket. Allow at least an hour for this visit...More

Thank Iris A
MMuscat, Public Relations Manager at St. John's Co-Cathedral, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for visiting and for the positive review. We take this opportunity to remind our visitors that first and foremost St John's Co-Cathedral is a sacred religious place where a proper dress code must be observed.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a must do in valetta. Not remotely religious but you have to marvel at the floor and ceiling. Some fantastic Caravaggio pictures. Was worth the 10 euros

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MMuscat, Public Relations Manager at St. John's Co-Cathedral, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

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

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful is the word to describe St John Cathedral, lots to see . Lots of history to collect while taking it all in . We loved it and we will be back to explore more next time

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MMuscat, Public Relations Manager at St. John's Co-Cathedral, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

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

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September 6, 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
September 2, 2018|
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Response from 157debrab | 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
July 23, 2018|
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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