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St. John's Co-Cathedral

Opens in 27 min: 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
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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 via mobile

A must if you are in Valletta. The inside of the cathedral was amazing. The price is good bearing in mind that you get an audio guide.

Thank denisebaker2935
Reviewed 2 days ago

Alas, we never got in, since they close this place at noon on Saturdays. Good grief! They need to realize they are not only a place of worship but also a place of great architectural and artistic history. I have visited cathedrals all over Europe,...More

Thank MarkSherouse
Reviewed 2 days ago

If you're only slightly interested in history and culture then this is the only place that you need to visit and pay for in Valletta. €10 gets you in and includes an audio guide (all major languages) and I found the guide to be of...More

Thank Matthew B
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We visited in November of 2017 during our honeymoon cruise. The building doesn’t look like much from the outside but step inside and your jaws will drop. This is the most gilded cathedral I have ever stepped foot in. Even more so than St. Peter’s...More

Thank REDinNYC
Reviewed 3 days ago

The cathdrale is in the heart of Valletta. Admission 10 euro with audio guide. It’s a magnificat place with gilded marble sculptures and oil paointing on marble or granite. The place takes about 2 hours.

Thank amysun2016
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Unmissable baroque architecture in this beautiful cathedral in the middle of Valetta. Leave plenty of time to view the Caraveggio art.

Thank Ann B
Reviewed 5 days ago

A must see if you are in Valletta, especially the paintings by Caravaggio . Excellent audio guide included in the entry price.

Thank Alison M
Reviewed 5 days ago

Entering the cathedral you are awe, there is so much fine work that has gone into the cathedral you could spend all day in there and not see everything. Make sure you have the audio tour to get the bast from the tour. Look up...More

Thank Duane F
Reviewed 5 days ago

St John's cathedral in Valletta is full of history, the church look's very plain from the outside but inside it's decorated in the baroque style ( a bit over the top for me ) but it looks so impressive, there's also a painting " The...More

Thank johnLmerseyside
Reviewed 6 days ago

try to get to St John's early to miss the lenghty queues that build up later. The building is probably the most richly decorated church which I have seen: successive Grand masters, knight sand their 'langues' seemingly jostled to add something more sumptuous that their...More

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MMuscat, Public Relations Manager at St. John's Co-Cathedral, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear Greg, thank you for visiting and we are glad you had a pleasant experience! We took note of your comment about the audio guide and we welcome you to visit again once our new museum will be open in 2020!

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7 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 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
24 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