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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 37 Attractions in Valletta
Type: Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Churches/ Cathedrals, Cultural
Owner description: Built between 1573 and 1577, this cathedral contains two masterpieces...
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Churches/ Cathedrals, Cultural
Owner description: Built between 1573 and 1577, this cathedral contains two masterpieces by Caravaggio.
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 NEW

No1 place to visit - no question. Great audio guide. Spent 3 hours inside - amazing. If you have just limited time to visit, go here and bask in its beauty

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 NEW

We have read good reviews about the place and walked by it on our way through Valletta. The exterior was modest but we decided to go in anyway. And we are happy that we did! The interior was stunning and the entrance fee was reasonable. The audio guide in various languages was included in the price. The visit was very... More 

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 NEW

Wow, wow, wow. I was so glad that I went to this cathedral. At 6 euros it barely breaks the bank and is a beautiful, almost humbling place to be. The Caravaggio piece is truly a 'work of art.' It's a must see. The audio tour was useful and it is included in the price.

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Bucharest, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 NEW

The St. John's Co-Cathedral is located in the center of Valletta and from outside looks very austere, like a fortress. But inside the things are changing: a lot of golden decorations, paintings and coloured tombstones on the floor. There is not even one corner left unpainted or undecorated. The church is impressive from the inside and the jewell on the... More 

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Belfast NIreland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

This is a magnificent Baroque Cathedral. We had the added benefit of attending a concert there. Good audio tour with lots of information.

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Ilkley, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

A very mediocre looking church from the outside.But what beautiful treasures await you inside and absolutely well worth a visit.

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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

Absolutely fantasic. Great value. Change out of 10euro's for 2 seniors.On entry to the Cathedral you are given a pre-recorded handset and a numbered layout of the suggested route to take. Start at 1 press number 1 on keypad and lessen. Starts at 1 finish's 24. You can stay as long as you like. Highly recommend. There are comfort rooms... More 

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Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

Amazing history, recording system gives you the lowdown, but when busy, difficult to see and hear what was being described. Ladies, remember to cover shoulders and show no cleavage.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

I generally avoid churches but wanted to see this special site. I had read much about the Knights of Malta and wanted to learn more about this special group.

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Suffolk, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

Very close to the palazzo suites and well worth a visit there was so much to see and very interesting.

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