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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 yesterday via mobile

Took about 40 minutes to do the audio tour not much more to add it just will not let me submit until I have babbled on to more than 100 words.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Jeff K
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I visited St Paul's Cathedral.What an amazing experience.Malta has such talented people.I took a video to show my friends and family. Simply awesome! 2 euros to enter but sooo worth it.You must visit on your trip!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank catnab2626
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a beautiful cathedral and it houses two Caravaggio paintings which are both stunning. Entry cost 10 euro but worth every cent. Definitely recommended

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank NatBedenik
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

If you visit Valletta you must visit the cathedral. It is an integral part of Maltese history. The entrance tickets combine the cathedral and a museum. The audio guide is excellent and the building is a stunning example of baroque opulence. The floor made up...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank markbN835KS
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

How can you charge €10 for entry? Even the Vatican is free to visit! On top of that the sign outside says "this is a place of worship". If it is a place of worship it shouldn't also be a €10 tourist trap....

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank bigupw
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Totally awe inspired by this wonderful cathedral and so pleased that I visited and have the memories!! Artwork is truly impressive. 10 Euros well spent!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Jon T
Reviewed 4 days ago

I have been to many Cathedrals and big churches but the beauty and history that you see in St. John's Cathedral is unique. The 10.00 euro ticket should not be a reason not to go. You get an audio guide and all the history is...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Stepan P
Reviewed 5 days ago

The other reviews are very accurate in relation to the co- cathedral. This site is indeed a highlight of Valletta and Malta. The church must be strapped for funds as it has only 2 toilets. One of the toilets is for special access. So only...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank spiritedbolderwomen
Reviewed 5 days ago

One of the most beautiful churches i've ever visited. There are paintings even on the floor! Absolute must visit when you are in Valletta. Ticket costs 10 euros including audio guide in many languages.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Christian2714
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This Cathedral is stunningly beautiful, and there is so much to see! The free audio guide is very useful in interpreting the many different chapels and other aspects of the Cathedral. The craftsmanship in the sculptures, inlaid marble flooring, and gilded woodcarvings are amazing. To...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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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 Ruth P | Reviewed this property |
As above smart shorts and top
23 July 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