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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

When you are in Valletta You have to see the Cathedral. It is unique and magnificent. For a 5 euro entrance fee it is well worth it.

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Romford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

The outside of this Co-Cathedral really does not do justice to the beauty inside, in every direction that you look there is craftsmanship and art of the highest order. I really enjoyed touring this building , using the detailed audio guide you really get an understanding of the history involved. There is also Caravaggio's famous 'The beheading of Saint John... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW via mobile

Beautiful ornamented cathedral, especially worth seeing the Caraveggio's!! Good audio, worth listening to. Look also at the high altar and the different chaples with their statues. Worth visiting and give a donation at the end.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Lots to learn and see. Pay attention to your audioguide and take your time. It's both luxuriously decorated and rich with history. If you leave a group member outside, be sure to negotiation when and where you will meet as the entrance and exit are not in the same location. I would rank this a must see in Malta.

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Lancashire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Quite awe-inspiring - amount of gold is incredible. Very useful commentary to guide you around, though got a bit confused with the various chapels, but that's probably just me. Note that it closes at 4.30 and takes a while to go round. Usefully, my husband is Catholic so we went to the evening service which gave an entirely different aspect... More

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Cherry Hill, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Me or my wife are not ones to visit churches or museums but we read in various places how beautiful this place was. It was well worth the visit and blew my mind. The intricate art work is everywhere from the floor to the walls to all the ornate statues. Then there is grand artwork everywhere namely the ceiling and... More

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Marlborough, United Kingdom
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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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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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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

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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