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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 today via mobile

Amazingly ornate cathedral with added interest of Caravaggio but very crowded and audio tour hard to follow. Suggest just reading the printed signs unless you want to spend a very long time.

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Reviewed today via mobile

Extremely ornate and beautiful. The floor is the most impressive I've seen. Even if you are burned out from seeing so many churches, this one is a must see!

Thank Royce A
Reviewed today via mobile

Very impressive. Audio guide was helpful in locating different exhibits. The view from the balcony was quite breathtaking. The paintings were very impressive. The audio explanations exact. The marble floors lovely to see and walk on.

Thank Yvonne B
Reviewed today

We enjoyed our visit to this Cathedral though it was extremely busy. Not sure its somewhere you would want to go for a quiet prayer. The highlight of course was seeing Carravagio’s Beheading of John the Baptist in a separate Chapel for which there was...More

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I was so disappointed to see a church turned into a queue and pay “attraction” inundated by the dreaded Saturday cruise line day trippers. I eventually was allowed access - (they had stopped people going in because too many had turned up from the cruise...More

Thank Fiona B
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The interior paintings, including Caravagio's are spectacular. The guided Walls and ceilings makes you feel that you are in a diferent world.Beautiful.

Thank Ellen4867
Reviewed 2 days ago

There is a self guided audio tour inclusive of the €10 ticket price. I recommend this! The highlights for me were the Caravaggio paintings - "the beheading of St. John the Baptist" and " St Jerome" The audio guide goes into some detail regarding the...More

Thank buddingtraveller17
Reviewed 2 days ago

Functions well, no long queues. Electronic devices explain the expositions in multiple languages. But, it was very warm inside the electric fans helped a bit.

Thank Deniz S
Reviewed 2 days ago

went to the ST John cathedral and it was well worth the money 17.50 eur for me and the wife. what a fantastic place. it was very busy but you still got to see it, you were also given a hand held device which gave...More

Thank jimlad54
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

What a place. Value for money, not too busy. The commentary is superb and you have full control of it and you are not restricted to following it in any particular order. This is well worth a visit.

Thank Martin W
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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 _suziecasey1 | 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