We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

St. John's Co-Cathedral

St. John Street, Valletta, Island of Malta, Malta
356 2122 0536
Website
Improve this listing
Ranked #1 of 35 Attractions in Valletta
Book Now

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 »
Write a Review

1,617 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    1,225
    318
    54
    13
    7
Date | Rating
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Norwegian first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Turkish first
  • Any
English first
A TripAdvisor Member
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

Expensive entrance fee for basically nothing. If you are into wall paintings, then go, but Valletta has so much more beautiful and hidden treasures. We entered at the back during the mass for free and I'm glad because I would never pay for that.

Was this review helpful? Yes
London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

This is well worth a visit - the audio commentary is user-friendly and informative. Although you pay for this, of course. The site is not too large and is simply relentlessly ornate - a deluge of gold leaf. a monument to money spent of things rather than people. But the artistry is wonderful - do see it!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Melbourne, Australia
Top Contributor
93 reviews 93 reviews
64 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

I have been in many churches over the years but from the moment I entered St Johns the opulence of the interior was simply breath taking The painting by Caravaggio of the beheading of St John the Baptist was worth the visit alone

Was this review helpful? Yes
Limassol, Cyprus
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
4 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Nice cathedral with paintings from Caravaggio but the entrance was very expensive... 6 euros per person. I think is a little too much for a Cathedral ....

Was this review helpful? Yes
Mooresville, Indiana
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
19 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

This is the must-see attraction on Malta. Do not miss this during your visit. The audio guide is included and is quite helpful in seeing beyond what your eyes see into the intricate paintings and stories they tell. There's so much to see I listened to the audio guide segments twice to make sure I saw it all. Fascinating. There's... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Cheshire
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Fantastic. Head sets provided in the language of choice guiding you through the cathedral. It gets very busy though with tour groups.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Belfast, United Kingdom
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

The opulent grandeur of the Cathedral leaves you speechless. I'm not one for visiting places of worship, but this was a real treat and awe inspiring. Another reviewer has said that "the baroque architecture...really sums up the power, wealth and spirituality of the Knights". It does, and for those who have done their homework before visiting Malta, the Cathedral brings... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Warsaw, Poland
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
11 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Beautiful, old, in Baroque style church. From outside you can not expect that it can be that enormous, magnificent and fabulous. If you are in Valletta you should see that.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Wales Uk
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
9 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Wonderfully ornate interior with fascinating artwork, including Caravaggio's John the Baptist. The audio guide is very helpful, I felt it added a lot to the visit. If you visit Malta, find the time to come here.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Scarborough, United Kingdom
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Fantastic example of baroque architecture and really sums up the power, wealth and spirituality of the Knights.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed St. John's Co-Cathedral also viewed

Valletta, Island of Malta
Mdina, Island of Malta
 
Valletta, Island of Malta
Valletta, Island of Malta
 

Been to St. John's Co-Cathedral? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage St. John's Co-Cathedral, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing