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Address: St. John Street, Valletta, Island of Malta, Malta
Phone Number: 356 2122 0536
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Description: Built between 1573 and 1577, this cathedral contains two masterpieces by...
Built between 1573 and 1577, this cathedral contains two masterpieces by Caravaggio.
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Magnificently awesome Baroque architecure

My husband and I are not particularly religious people, but do enjoy visiting Cathedrals/Churches etc, for their architecure and history and St John's Co is up their with the very... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

My husband and I are not particularly religious people, but do enjoy visiting Cathedrals/Churches etc, for their architecure and history and St John's Co is up their with the very best of them. You are provided with audio guides, which help you understand the wonderful statuary, carvings, paintings etc and to do the tour justice you will need at the... More 

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Island of Gozo, Malta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

A must visit for any one who wants to be baffled by the rich history that this country. A co-cdathedral that was built by the knights of St John.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Have often thought about visiting but really do object to paying to go in a church (would rather give a voluntary donation), however decided at last to pay up. Very different interior to other (even Catholic) cathedrals. Loads of paintings everywhere and where not a painting, gold+++. Very good clear commentary. Worth a visit

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Island of Malta, Malta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This Cathedral is not only a place of worship but its rich interior recounts many years of history and glory of the Order Of St John.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Allow much more time for your visit here than you think. The audio guide is very detailed, and we spent several hours here. The interior is spectacular, and keep some energy for the Caravaggios off the main church. Catholic Mass is celebrated here on Sunday mornings and is open to all, but please don't be like the tourists we saw... More 

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Island of Malta, Malta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

A trilling moment meeting the past in a very pleasant atmosphere. Its a mind blowing experience. Fine art of great artist and gold sculptures and unique marbles. Its Highly recommended.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Impressive! This is a must see in Valetta. Do set some time aside to explore this church more in detail, it has an amazing history.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This is a lovely Cathedral. If you like pomp you'll like this. It's one of the wonders in Valletta and it has a special surprise if you are into painting--I won't say more, but it's a major attraction worth seeing! We are headed again to Valletta this summer and will visit again. You should too, you'll enjoy it!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Well worth a visit but be prepared to queue to get in (Cost 6 Euros). So go early in the morning and miss the coach loads of tourists. This gives you time to admire a stunning interior and to gaze in awe at Caravaggio's great works of art. No cameras allowed when you view these paintings.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

The Co-Cathedral was built in Baroque style as the conventual church of the Knights of Malta in the new City of Valletta by architect Gerolamo Cassar. It was finished only 12 years after the laying of the first stone of the city. The Austere facade belies the rich interior filled with priceless masterpieces from the best painters and sculptors of... More 

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Address: Address: St. John Street, Valletta, Island of Malta, Malta
Phone Number: 356 2122 0536
Location: Europe  >  Malta  >  Island of Malta  >  Valletta

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