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Address: St. John Street, Valletta, Island of Malta, Malta
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+356 2122 0536
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Built between 1573 and 1577, this cathedral contains two masterpieces by...

Built between 1573 and 1577, this cathedral contains two masterpieces by Caravaggio.

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Beyond breathtaking. The frescos, mosaics, marble tomb floors, fabric walls, carved columns, exuberant gold carvings and Caravaggio paintings make you gasp with sensory overload... read more

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County Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Beyond breathtaking. The frescos, mosaics, marble tomb floors, fabric walls, carved columns, exuberant gold carvings and Caravaggio paintings make you gasp with sensory overload- explosively extravagant. Not to be missed.

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Plemet, France
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

10 euros entrance fee but an absolutely stunning interior. We were given an audio device to listen to which although very informative seemed to go on a bit. We actually gave up listening after about 10 minutes and just enjoyed the amazing views. Would certainly recommend a visit.

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This church is a beautiful landmark in Valletta. The work that is portrayed in this place is stunning and unique. Definitely worth the time to visit the Cathedral. There is also a museum to browse through too. Staff equip you with a radio in your assigned language to listen to the points of interest of history in the church.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is an overwhelming building, no expenses sparred, but rather lacking in taste to my austere perspective. The craftsmanship and the materials used are astonishing, I was particularly impressed by the decorative use of marble. The iconography of Catholicism often dwells on suffering, and the depictions of martyrdom are singularly gruesome, especially Caravaggio's The Beheading of Saint John the Baptist,... More 

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Tongeren, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Have seen Cathedrals all over the world and did not know what to expect. The interior was a great surprise and pleasure to the eyes. You can see the history of Malta by the art works. Definitely worth the visit.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Stunning Cathedral built by the Knights of St John. Take your time and soak up the history and beauty. Can not agree with reviews slating this place, they do not understand history or religion.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Unsoulful visitor attraction for a different kind of masses. As was said before spend the money on something or somewhere else. Dress code wise the place is clearly inconsistent as I am sure we went in, 2 females, uncovered!! Baroque overkill to the point of nausea but if that's your thing. Certainly don't go in when the beautiful sun is... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We enjoyed our visit, the information was a bit heavy handed but lots of great works of art and craft work to see.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Unique!! I feel fortunate that i visited it.Flawless organization with audio guide. Inside are 8 chapels one for each language of knights, with many uniques paintings. The hall with works of art by Caravaggio leaves you speechless!!! Words are not enough to describe the perfection of The decapitation of St.John! Also St. Jacome painting is magic.You need more than an... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Another one of those attractions you will see listed as a 'must do' when in Malta, but this really truly is. The architecture, artwork, sculpture, and even the tombstones in the floor are awe inspiring and quite moving. You do not have to be religious to find this Cathedral deeply impressive. The historical, artistic, and cultural stories told by the... More 

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