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St. John's Co-Cathedral

Address: St. John Street, Valletta, Island of Malta, Malta
Phone Number: 356 2122 0536
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Ranked #1 of 35 Attractions in Valletta
Type: Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Churches/ Cathedrals, Cultural
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Owner description: Built between 1573 and 1577, this cathedral contains two masterpieces by Caravaggio.
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Cranfills Gap, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 NEW

Probably the most beautiful church interior I have ever seen. The floor especially is unique. Don't miss this church.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 NEW

I am very interested in art and architecture but I did not enjoy this visit. It is a huge and impersonal place and seems more about glorifying the Knights of Malta than anything else. To a UK visitor the decoration is ornate to the point of being overwhelming.(This is a matter of personal taste of course.) The floor mosaics were... More

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Worcestershire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

St.John's Co-Cathedral is so beautiful. You have to see it to believe it. You could not explain quite how interesting it it. Now they let you in from the side door you could walk past it. The main doors were the best way in. Beautiful paintings, marble floors and the carvings outstanding. The painting byCaravaggio The Beheading of St.John the... More

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Lake Geneva
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

The beauty of the co-cathedral (an interesting concept per se) and the weight of history and treasures is astonishing. Set in the centre of Valetta, this visit is a must on the list of historical sites to see in the old town -- in itself a wonderful museum.

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Hawkinge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

An absolutely amazing Cathedral, fantastically decorated and well worth a visit. The paintings and floor mosaics are extraordinary

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McConnells, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

Not only did we visit this cathedral but we had an opportunity to attend a free concert. Nothing like setting in a beautiful location listening to the local choral/orchestral perform. It was a wonderful way to spend our last evening in Valletta!

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London, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

The interior is amazing, something for everyone. marble tombstones inlaid in the floor for the kids, gold and marble all over, peace and calm for reflection.

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bristol
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

Looking at the outside façade offers no concept of the treasures hidden inside. The interior is totally amazing with the tiniest detail having been sculpted and painted from the sculptures on every wall to the marble tomb stones at your feet. A tablet with an app to translate the Latin writing on the tombstones would be beneficial as each stone... More

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Munich, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

I live in Munich and I've seen my share of beautiful churches but this one beat them all in intricate design and lavish detail. You get an audio guide and the stories and explanations make this much more fun. The tour leads you through all corners of the church as well as the connected museum. Definitely worth the visit (much... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

This is as beautiful a church as I have seen. To compare with any outside Vatican City. You don't have to be religious to appreciate art; and the intricate stylings here can impress any set of eyes. Beautiful.

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