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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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Zug, Switzerland
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171 reviews 171 reviews
42 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

Not to be missed, this Cathedral looks quite dingy from the outside but is truly opulent on the inside. Gilded walls, decorated ceilings, magnificent chapels set up by the different "language groups" that made up the Knights of Malta. And to top it off, Caravaggio's best known painting. Worth waiting in line, if necessary.

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Uppingham, United Kingdom
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

This must be the most finely and intricately decorated church in the world!! Simply sumptuous. The Caravaggios of course must be seen!! (and they are worth the entrance fee in their own right!) The treasures on display are breathtaking, and everything fully described in detail on the free audioguides. Unmissable!!!

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Sittingbourne, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

Awful. Staff are rude. Children are not made welcome and told off for wanting to learn. We left after 2 minutes of being harassed by the stuck up staff because we weren't actually enjoying our visit. The place is packed with no information. Don't visit if you have young children, they aren't welcome here

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Qala, Malta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

Every inch of this cathedral is a work of art. The inlaid mosaic floor is stunning. Don't miss the tapestries and read up on the history of the Knights.

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Chester
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

A nice baroque cathedral with friendly ladies who were preparing the flowers for Easter.Wonderful graves of the Grand Masters of the Knights of St John

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Stuttgart, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

This is living history...astonishingly plain on the outside, and ornately appointed inside the cathedral. It takes the breath away. We watched a portion of Good Friday mass, too. Must visit in Malta.

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thisuseridistaken
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

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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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

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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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

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

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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