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St. John's Co-Cathedral

St. John Street, Valletta, Island of Malta, Malta
+356 2122 0536
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Built between 1573 and 1577, this cathedral contains two masterpieces by Caravaggio.
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St. John Street, Valletta, Island of Malta, Malta
+356 2122 0536
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Reviewed yesterday

This is one of the most exquisite, baroque ornate cathedrals we've ever visited. Simply amazing in its decor and it has two incredible Caravaggio paintings

Thank CoachDave37
Reviewed yesterday

We visited the co-Cathedral as part of a full day excusion which also included the Church in Mostar and the Silent City of Mdina. The Cathedral is absolutely stunning and the artwork is magnificent. Of course, the piece de resistence is the painting of The...More

Thank brenh34
Reviewed 2 days ago

Despite visiting Malta several times and Valletta once before we hadn't visited this lovely Cathedral and Museum until our most recent visit. There is lots to see including tapestries and wall paintings. There are also plenty of seats so that you can really take in...More

Thank Jill W
Reviewed 2 days ago

A must see location in Valletta, not the most obvious entrance but once inside it is truly breathtaking beauty all around you. Don't forget to look up & down for even more beauty

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

It really is a magnificent place!!! Walking around the various chapels worth the time spent there. The place is very sophisticated and can feel its energy. The painted ceilings, the marble floors and the lavish interior in general, really allows for its ranking among the...More

Thank Elenitsatsa
Reviewed 2 days ago

This cathedral is on most peoples 'must do' list when visiting Valletta. Still upon entering we were truly amazed by what we saw. The inside is especially striking as the outside of the building is very austere, still beautiful though as it blends so well...More

Thank Poguie
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The artistry and history combined make this "must do" attraction. Take your time and listen to the audio commentary that is provided as part of the entry fee.

Thank shadynature
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is by far one of the best places I have had the pleasure of visiting on this planet and I've been to many countries. The church is draped in history and beauty. I loved this. We were given audio tour which made it very...More

Thank Richard J
Reviewed 3 days ago

This church doesn't look very special on the outside, but what a surprise when you enter! The interior is very ornate but not in an over-the-top way; it's just beautiful. It's worth the trip to see the enormous Caravaggio painting, and the other art work....More

Thank SJCSantaMonica_CA
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Visited this cathedral whilst visiting Valletta. You had to pay for admission but it was not too expensive and the queuing time was 2 or 3 minutes. There were stipulations about suitable clothing which is to be expected. After payment you were given a gizmo...More

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How do I get there from the bus station what time does it open in the morning is there a good cafe for breakfast nearby? Thank you
5 May 2017|
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Response from Cassie S | Reviewed this property |
These are the hours for the Cathedral - if you're going on a Saturday, be sure to get there early as there is normally a queue and the ticket office closes at noon! Monday to Friday: 09:30 to 16:30 (ticket office closes at... More
We are planning a cruise visit to Malta, and have questions, but don't know where to direct them. I'm hoping you can help. We will have a long day on Malta, with a shorter day on Gozo, to follow. We want to see Co-Cathedral, but want to add St. Paul's Shipwreck Church, War Museum, and Game of Thrones location, and whatever sights and countryside can be added. We'd like this to be a on a small group tour. (Considered the HOHO tour, but five ships in port mean 14,000 passengers, so HOHO might be a nightmare.) are our wishes possible to accommodate? If so, how would I arrange it? If we cannot do the above, how would we use public transportation from the cruise ship to St. John's? Thank you so very much!
16 February 2017|
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Response from nickwood100 | Reviewed this property |
You can walk from the lift at the end of the quay to all the sights that you need to see get lonely planet guide and it will take you everywhere you need to go
Do you have to pay to get in cathedral?
7 November 2016|
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Response from CarrieBBD | Reviewed this property |
Yes you do. Having said that, you get an audio tour and can wander around the Cathedral and museum as long as you like while it's open. A very interesting way to spend a few hours! You can take pictures in the Cathedral - no... More