St. John's Co Cathedral and Musuem

St. John's Co Cathedral and Musuem

St. John's Co Cathedral and Musuem
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Lambrini K
2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Friends
AWFUL EXPERIENCE!!
On 18.3.2024, I purchased tickets for myself and friends to explore the exhibits, enjoy the religious experience the museum offers, and pray at the Cathedral (during catholic easter holiday). The tickets were mentioning a specific date of use, this of 30.3.2024 (the payment and issuing of the tickets was made earlier, from our country - Greece, on 18.3.). The date of use (30.3.) was the exact date we travelled to Valletta for this purpose, to visit the museum. Both were closed. You can imagine our disappointment and inconvenience. There was no official announcement at museum's site about 30.3.2024, and only when we arrived there, we saw an announcement outside the museum, but it was already too late. We returned to our country, so there is no possibility to use these tickets on another time.
We kindly insisted on addressing several emails to the museum's contact address (email: stjohnscocathedral.com) in order to request the refund of the value of the tickets but since today this self-evident issue has not been settled.
Written April 23, 2024
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melodee
Gig Harbor, WA40 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021 • Couples
Never actually made it into the museum. The Caravaggio exhibit was closed one day so we decided to postpone till Friday. Arrived excited on last day of our vacation to see that museum closed at 11:00 that day. This was not posted earlier in the week when we were there. Poor management!
Written December 4, 2021
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Mega M
London, UK113 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Solo
Not really a must see due to the cost (15 euros) unless you absolutely must see paintings and ornate altars. Quite small and not much to do except listen to quite boring history whilst looking at paintings. (They provide you with an audio guide) I would pass this and do something else unless you have alot of money to spare.
Written March 7, 2023
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M R
Espoo, Finland80 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Solo
Amazing building and amazing history! The audio guide was very good and really added to the experience. The cathedral is well worth the visit, but even in October towards the end of the summer season it was still quite busy. I recommend to buy the tickets online, this way you can skip the long queue at the entrance.
Written November 6, 2023
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Myleene F
143 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023
NOqhere near as good as I was lead to believe by all the hypoe of it being best and most must-see place in Valetta. I was disappointed and totally underwhelmed. Especially as we had to line up for a long time to get in. Far too much Gold it just didnt do anything for me and I left disappointed
Written May 30, 2023
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barry H
Abbotsford, Canada198 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
Very busy,hard to avoid the crowds,but worth the patience to stroll and enjoy.
Beautifully decorated and maintained.
Quite the national treasure.
Written January 30, 2020
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Fenugreek12
Bern, Switzerland281 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020
The church should have been open by 09:30 o‘clock, but somebody decided to change opening hours to later. As one guide said, it‘s due to Covid-19-restrictions, which doesn‘t make sense, as you‘ll have more people visiting the site during a shorter time frame. Also it probably won‘t be the small group of people visiting churches and museums who will be reponsible for the second Covid-19-wave. But there must have been a very very smart person behind that decision to close musems on mondays and tuesdays and changing opening hours at short notice. As a tourist interested in culture i do NOT feel welcomed in Malta and am not sure i‘ll come back to Malta again.
Written August 11, 2020
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William P
London, UK326 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
Constructed after the Siege of Malta, this ornate cathedral celebrates the langues of the Knights of S John in a series of side chapels. There are paintings by Caravaggio and heraldry at every turn.
Written December 10, 2019
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Bernadette D
Grosse Pointe, MI134 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
This cathedral is definitely worth the pricey admission. The ceiling frescos reminded me of the Sistine chapel. The floors, covered with more than 400 marble carved gravestones, were exquisite. In a side room off the main cathedral, labeled Museum, are two original Caravaggio paintings. “The Beheading of John the Baptist” is stunning (and quite large). If you can, walk up the 45 steps to the interior balcony to get a great view of the entire cathedral from above plus an up close look at the frescos on the ceiling.
Written November 20, 2019
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quangfremont
Fremont, CA267 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Family
So ornate and shiningly elaborate with many astounding masterpieces from Caravaggio and Pretti.
Perhaps the most breathtaking cathedral I have ever seen , definitely on par with the St Peter basilica in Vatican city, even though on a smaller scale.
Written July 4, 2019
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