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St. John's Co-Cathedral

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Built between 1573 and 1577, this cathedral contains two masterpieces by Caravaggio. St John’s Co-Cathedral is a gem of Baroque art and architecture. It was built as the conventual church for the Knights of St John. This church is till this very day...more
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St. John Street, Valletta, Island of Malta, Malta
+356 2248 0400
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Reviewed today via mobile

Comparable to something you'd find in Rome. Audio guide comes as part of your €10 ticket. Caravaggios are a must see but there is a slight queue normally (10 mins). Put a good couple of hours aside to really get the full experience!

Thank Simon F
Reviewed today

I have been to many churches and cathedrals, but this was unique. The 8 chapels from different countries, the 400 knights buried in the floor and the stellar paintings, all not to be missed.

Thank lisakeg
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Fabulous cathedral...do not miss ! Good audio guides. Try and go early to miss the various groups of people from cruise ships etc. Well worth a visit.

Thank silverfox026
Reviewed yesterday

The cathedral is absolutely beautiful and we very much enjoyed looking at the stunning architecture, artwork and of course the Caravaggio. My only disappointment with this place is the charge for entry. I understand the need to restore and upkeep places such as this but...More

Thank Karen M
Reviewed yesterday

Outstanding, beautiful Cathedral but relays the decadency. Overpriced entry. However, it is a great location to see and not to be missed. With Caravaggio's paintings notably the 'beheading of John the Baptist' fantastic and inspiring.

Thank Clive C
Reviewed yesterday

A must see for so many reasons. The Cathedral has been refurbished in recent years. As Malta has an enormous number of churches this is easily accessible right in the centre of Valletta. It is richly decorated and reflects the relationship between the Church and...More

Thank davidbrennan7452
Reviewed yesterday

I am sure this is beautiful but there is no way anyone should have to pay to enter a place of worship. I therefore had to peep in but was unable to see it properly.

Thank SouthWalesUKHeather
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Well worth the visit. It can be very crowded with tours so worth taking your time and enjoying when less busy. The Caravaggio’s are amazing.

Thank PatrickM1516
Reviewed 2 days ago

The interior of this cathedral is stunning and well worth visiting when in Malta. The audio guide is very good and can be collected on entry. The only downside is the large number of visitors make it difficult at times to see everything and hear...More

Thank HaughtonGreenDave
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is the largest of the Maltese cathedrals and the most significant. There is a multi lingual audio guide available for all and takes you for a guided tour of the venue. Unfortunately the large number of people in attendance made it an uncomfortable experience...More

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September 6, 2018|
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Response from sandrahamblett | Reviewed this property |
Unfortunately it will be closed but you can see the cannons being fired at 12
September 2, 2018|
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Response from Debra B | Reviewed this property |
Yes if they are “nice” shorts like you would wear on a golf course. Any ladies with short shorts or halter tops were made to wear a paper cover up. My husband wore a polo shirt and golf shorts and there were many men dressed... More
July 23, 2018|
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Response from Suzie C | Reviewed this property |
Pay on the door, ladies cover up out of respect men too. Avoid cruise ship times but by lunch time they are all in the restaurants and cafes, quite cool in there