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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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Marlborough, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Absolutely stunning cathedral. Make sure you get the mobile audio handset (no charge) as it explains all the beautiful paintings and tapestries.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Allow about 2 hours to do this justice. It can be very hot inside even with the fans on so do take a bottle of water with you. The Maltese do Religious buildings in a very big way - get ready to see Religion in its full glory.

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UK
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

This amazing Cathedral with its ornate ceilings is not to be missed. The Famous Caravaggio painting the beheading of St John the Baptist is in the Cathedral

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London, United Kingdom
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

The charge is 6 euros to enter and I say it is worth it to see the beauty of the cathedral. Very elaborate decorations inside and beautiful paintings, a must see for anyone with an interest in art & history. Shame there was some renovation work going on at the time I was there as some of the bits were... More

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Washington DC
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Caravaggio's 'Beheading of St. John the Baptist' alone is worth the visit. In fact, that painting was our main purpose of visiting Valletta this time. The twilight world of Caravaggio's rage, vengeance, regret, darkness and remorse all come alive, converging in this incredible painting. It's the only painting that bears his signature, and apparently it's his valedictory gift to this... More

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Stockholm, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Such a beautiful building with so much history and decoration. The staff were so helpful to us, we had a stoller with us and they helped us in through the security gates. An audio guide was included with the price and was very interesting to listen to. Remember that you must be covered up to go in here (no summer... More

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Miami, FL
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Everywhere you look within this co-cathedral your eyes fall upon art. From the ceiling, walls, altars, carvings, paintings and even the floor... There is beauty within every square centimeter of this place. One of the most interesting things to us was the floor- the burial sites of knights (with, of course, the most important being laid to rest closest to... More

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Sanford, Florida
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

To be fair, stuff like this, isn't my thing. I appreciated the beauty of it, but I got the same feeling when I saw a picture. My wife loved it, I was indifferent. A cool place to see, but if you're only spending a couple days there, I'd put it as 2nd/3rd tier of importance.

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southampton
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

If you enjoy wondering around churches then this is a must the paintings are beautifully kept and you mhave to see Caraveggio's - John The Baptist and just enjoy the Baroque art.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Best cathedral I have ever been to, the architecture of this church is something else. Really astonishing

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