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Address: St. John Street, Valletta, Island of Malta, Malta
Phone Number: 356 2122 0536
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Description: Built between 1573 and 1577, this cathedral contains two masterpieces by...
Built between 1573 and 1577, this cathedral contains two masterpieces by Caravaggio.
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Brilliant and highly interesting place but spoilt by tour guides who ignore the rule and clog up the place and stand talking. There are very good hand held devices that provide... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Brilliant and highly interesting place but spoilt by tour guides who ignore the rule and clog up the place and stand talking. There are very good hand held devices that provide excellent informative tour (inclusive in ticket price) and so really this is a case of poor management of the attraction...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

We have been to many Cathederals and Churches around the world and this ranks with the very best we have visited. Stunning in every sense of the word, a beautiful Cathederal.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

We have seen countless churches and cathedrals all over Europe but this one is top of the heap . The exterior is not much but the interior is spectacular . Apparently each national contingent of knights competed to make their chapels the most glorious . Accordingly the results were amazing . Recently restored , like so much in modern Europe... More 

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

The mosaics, the knights' tombs, the Caravaggio painting all make this a must see. It is quite fascinating and a rather busy place with lots to see.

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Houston, TX
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Fabulous site that is exquisite and ornate beyond imagination Beautiful rooms, well lit, and the main cathedral is stunning.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

What a beautiful building. Words cannot describe what you will see inside. It's a must see. Paid 6 euros to get in but with that you were given a map and audio set to listen to the history behind the exquisite architectural treasure inside. Fabulous.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

This church is not to be missed! There is a fee, but it is well worth the price. And the price includes audio guide. Carravaggio's painting "The Beheading of St John" is housed in this cathedral. The ornately decorated church has so much to see that you must allow time to enjoy each altar. Study the era and the story... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

My wife and I were on a ten day holiday in Malta and we took the opportunity to visit St. John's Co-Cathedral in Valetta. I bought a fascinating book on the Knights Templars which I am still reading and we used the recorded devices to go round the cathedral. This is a not to be missed attraction, although it does... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

This is well worth the entry fee, even the crowds did not put me off. Jaw dropping beauty. Everyone should see this at least once.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Having a private guide to point out so much subtle detail, while the visit to the stunning interior of the co-cathedral was an experience in itself, the gradual realisation that the Knights of St John have a view that John the Baptist was the real Messianic character, and Jesus Christ was merely a follower (I simplify the story greatly!), was... More 

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