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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

Beautiful, rich baroque decoration, however, is not an exaggeration, it feels good to the eye. The ticket price includes herself a springboard for use of a multilingual guide, which, can be used to get a lot of interesting information. With two Caravaggio paintings, it was a great experience for me. Unfortunatly the informative page (a small map and names of... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

I'm not one to venture out and see every caterdral I can during my travels but St. Johns did take my breath away. I loved the splendid inlaid marble floor consisting of a collection of tombstones making the floor a unique treasure.

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Henderson, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

This is a MUST see for any visitor to Malta. Words do not do this cathedral justice. The small admission fee includes headphones for a self guided tour. If you have any interest in Church history you will be glad you visited.

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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

A beautiful baroque cathedral worth the entry ticket. It is richly decorated from floor to roof. An audio guide is also provided. Plan at least an hour for the visit. The adjoining little museum of Flemish tapestry and illuminated books are worth the visit as well.

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Ekhagen, Stockholms Län, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

I'm not much of a church-goer, but the exterior and the interior of the cathedral was magnificent – absolutely beautiful! A really peacful place.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

If you're taking a vacation in Europe you've probably seen hundreds of churches and you might be tempted to pass on one that asks you to pay. That would be a mistake. This cathedral is amazing, even when compared to other famous cathedrals in Europe. This was the seat of the Knights of St John, and many of those knights... More

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london
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Loved the mystique and history of Valetta and the best part really is St Johns. It looks plain from the outside but is completely the opposite inside where every inch is covered in ornate marble , engravings, paintings and memorials It makes St Peters in Rome look tame and you don't have the endless queues!! "The Beheading of St John"... More

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mims florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

This is an enormous Church with many chapels to each country of the Knights of St John, with mosaic tiled tombs, well restored with different countries funds, and as heavy with Gold as I have ever seen in 67 years. We were able to enjoy organ music as we toured. But it has many visitors! The beheading of john the... More

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

This is not just another cathedral...it is absolutely breathtaking! The amount of gold is staggering! In this place I began to appreciate the worship and sacrifice the artists and builders of this great cathedral made. The artwork brought praise and thankfulness from deep within my heart.

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Inverurie, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

Excellent "must see" attraction in Valletta especially the painting "Beheading of St John the Baptist" by Caravaggio.

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