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St. John's Co-Cathedral

St. John Street, Valletta, Island of Malta, Malta
356 2122 0536
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Ranked #1 of 33 attractions in Valletta
Type: Religious Sites, Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites, Churches/ Cathedrals
Traveler Description: St John`s  Co-Cathedral is a unique monument of international importance and is a gem of Baroque art.  Its rich historic  and artistic heritage is... more »
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Very grand inside and lavishly decorated, a good place for photos. It doesn't take long to get around but the included audio guide adds interest. Worth a quick visit for a few euros.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

A must visit Loved all the different tapestries and paintings St John,s must be one of the nicest cathedrals in Europe

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Scotland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Well worth a visit if visiting Valletta cost is around 12 euro and well worth it, you are handed an audio guide upon entry with a map and it is well set out, wish I had read a little about it before I went then I may have understood it a bit better a lot to take in.

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St Venera - Malta
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

If you come to Malta a miss a visit to St John's Co-Cathedral, my friend, do not tell anyone that you have been to Malta. Obviously they will ask you whether you visited this magnificent monument.

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Island of Malta, Malta
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

You'd be forgiven for walking past St John's Co-Cathedral. Its exterior is austere and it is so much more tempting to sit in the shade at one of the cafes outside. But take a peak through the door and you will realise why this church encapsulates the might of the Grandmasters, who were able to turn this functional church into... More

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Island of Malta, Malta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

This cathedral was build by the nights of St.John . It's a church and a museum of art , sculptures paintings and architecture .

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Westmount, QC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

This is one of the most amazing churches I have seen in all my travels. It takes your breath away! St. Peter's Basilica in Rome is stunning, Notre Dame in Paris is beautiful but this example of Baroque architecture is just awesome....at first I found it over the top but as I browsed the premises truly found it very lovely.... More

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Valletta, Malta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

There are many reviews of St John's Cathedral - the baroque interior juxtaposed with the austere exterior, the history as the military chapel, the art work and the sheer history of the building and the city in which it sits. What is truly magnificent about St John's is that it continues to be a valued and elemental part of contemporary... More

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Island of Malta, Malta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

You just cannot visit Malta without visiting St John's Cathedral. Full of history going back to the 15th century when the Knights of Malta administered the island. Make sure you read all the names carved in the underground tombs where bishops, Grandmasters and prominent people are buried. Go behind the main altar and go down to the crypt to see... More

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Valletta, Malta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

The Co-Cathedral of St. John is the home of the Knights of Malta. The whole cathedral is full of statues, decors, marbles that will tell you they history and their achievements. Moreover you will access to a museum with the same ticket (at a very low reasonable price including audio guidance) where you will admire the Caravaggio's painting and many... More

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