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St. John's Co-Cathedral

St. John Street, Valletta, Island of Malta, Malta
356 2122 0536
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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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melbourne
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139 reviews 139 reviews
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70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

I am not one to rave about places of worship, however, this Church is amazing. 6 euro entrance includes a very informative audio. The Caravaggio painting is stunning. If you don't have a shawl they will supply you with one.

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Maastricht
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

The most elegant Cathedral i have ever seen. So much decorated in detail, it is astounding! Your shoulders and leggs must be covered in order to enter this place, so they will hand over towels to do this. You also get a walky talky to hold near your ear. Every chapel has their own number and if you press that... More

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Derby, United Kingdom
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

Very impressive. The audio guide was exceptionally useful. It was extremely hot however strategically placed fans and chairs were very useful!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

Expensive entrance fee for basically nothing. If you are into wall paintings, then go, but Valletta has so much more beautiful and hidden treasures. We entered at the back during the mass for free and I'm glad because I would never pay for that.

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London, United Kingdom
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

This is well worth a visit - the audio commentary is user-friendly and informative. Although you pay for this, of course. The site is not too large and is simply relentlessly ornate - a deluge of gold leaf. a monument to money spent of things rather than people. But the artistry is wonderful - do see it!

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

I have been in many churches over the years but from the moment I entered St Johns the opulence of the interior was simply breath taking The painting by Caravaggio of the beheading of St John the Baptist was worth the visit alone

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Limassol, Cyprus
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Nice cathedral with paintings from Caravaggio but the entrance was very expensive... 6 euros per person. I think is a little too much for a Cathedral ....

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Mooresville, Indiana
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

This is the must-see attraction on Malta. Do not miss this during your visit. The audio guide is included and is quite helpful in seeing beyond what your eyes see into the intricate paintings and stories they tell. There's so much to see I listened to the audio guide segments twice to make sure I saw it all. Fascinating. There's... More

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Cheshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Fantastic. Head sets provided in the language of choice guiding you through the cathedral. It gets very busy though with tour groups.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

The opulent grandeur of the Cathedral leaves you speechless. I'm not one for visiting places of worship, but this was a real treat and awe inspiring. Another reviewer has said that "the baroque architecture...really sums up the power, wealth and spirituality of the Knights". It does, and for those who have done their homework before visiting Malta, the Cathedral brings... More

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