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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 today via mobile

Very popular, queues to get in and crowded when inside. Audio tour in with the ticket and well worth it. Lots and lots of gold paint and gold leaf. Art everywhere with a special mention for Caravaggio. Difficult to see it as actively religious but...More

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Reviewed today via mobile

The cathedral is ornately decorated and the audio guide provides an extremely detailed description of all artistic attributes. The Cathedral is very busy but this is to be excepted. If you are hoping to visit at a quiet time, aim for before 11am when a...More

Thank Kelli W
Reviewed yesterday

I Visited St Johns Co-Cathedral back in early October. I walked through the doors the first word i used was wow how beautiful. There is so much gold everywhere and the art work in the ceilings is so beautiful as for the floor that is...More

Thank Bobby T
Reviewed yesterday

This is a must see when in Valletta, it is a remarkable edifice,steeped in History and beauty.You are given an appropriate audio guide that helps you get around. Try and get there early as once the tours and cruise ship passenger arrive in hordes the...More

Thank Hamish42
Reviewed yesterday

Beautiful chatedral, lots to see and learn about Meltese religion and Maltese knights. Must see during you stay in Valletta.

Thank Zeljka S
Reviewed yesterday

Probably the best Cathedral we've ever visited. The entry fee was 10 Euros and the queue was short upon arrival. Do check the Opening Times though as the first time we went, it was closed. The outside of the Cathedral doesn't prepare you for the...More

Thank Leiyu
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Really loved this place. The inside was just breath taking. Would definitely recommend it.The statues are just amazing and the feeling you get when you walk in is so calming. It's also lovely and cool inside and you can put a shawl around your shoulders...More

Thank geraldinehaskins11
Reviewed yesterday

It seems almost silly that some might pass of seeing this cathedral given the history of Malta and it is worthwhile. Be aware that it is still an active church and that a respectful dress code is expected

Thank kcoers
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is the sight to see in wonderful Valletta. It is superb in its architecture and such magnificent paintings with the star of the show being a signed Caravaggio. Bravo to the Cathedral and Bravo to Valletta. We went on a Saturday where it is...More

Thank Roy C
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Comparable to something you'd find in Rome. Audio guide comes as part of your €10 ticket. Caravaggios are a must see but there is a slight queue normally (10 mins). Put a good couple of hours aside to really get the full experience!

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TravelTruth12
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
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September 2, 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
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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
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