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Address: St. John Street, Valletta, Island of Malta, Malta
Phone Number: +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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Knights and Religion rule on the island

Beautiful, big cathedral with much of details that show the wealth and the power of another age. Do not miss the chance to take a free audio guide. However, the admission fee to... read more

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Thessaloniki, Greece
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Beautiful, big cathedral with much of details that show the wealth and the power of another age. Do not miss the chance to take a free audio guide. However, the admission fee to enter in a religion place was a bit high.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I had heard great things about this cathedral, and kind of expected to be disappointed as I am not a great fan of over-the-top baroque. But I found it truly beautiful and awe inspiring. So many amazing artworks in one place, the nave is fantastic and then there are many glorious side chapels to explore. Didn't listen to all the... More 

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Island of Malta, Malta
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Plain from the outside but a genuine architectural gem once you enter, St. John's must be visited. Marble lapidae, elaborately sculptured walls, vault by Mattia Preti, masterpieces by Caravaggio, are but some of the magnificent artistic wonders found in this 450+ year old cathedral in the centre of Valletta.

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Burnham-On-Sea, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Great place to visit. Architecture and art work is amazing Cost about €10.90 to visit which I thought was steep. I understand they rely on visitors to help keep it in good nick however with the amount of people there on even a winters day I imagine they had made 2 grand with just the people that were visiting at... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Never seen anywhere like this before - gold upon decorative gold inside - stunning. Not sure about the Caravaggio painting - very gory - but doubtless priceless. Can use your camera in most of the place albeit the results do not bear witness to the spectacle - no photos allowed of the Beheading of John the Baptist - not that... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Fabulous cathedral with very good audio tour (I speak as someone who usually hates them!). Make sure to see the Caravaggios and the amazing tapestries (in a museum room)

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

While unpretentious from the outside, it inside provides a lot of eye-candy with an over the top baroque interior, fabulous inlaid stonetombs covering the floor with amazing designs related to the buried knights. The two Caravaggio paintings alone are worth the admission. Both are wonderful. The larger "Beheading of St. John" is spectacular if you like art history and Caravaggio.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

St johns Cathedral is not to be missed. It is very ornately adorned in gold designs and frescoes. The floor is made up of marble tomb stones of the knights of St John and very richly designed. We bought one off tickets and as over 60s get significant discounts on all entrance fees we found this was the most economical... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a day in Valetta and decided when passing to go in as we love to visit churches anywhere we go. This was so opulent...the detail and craftmanship was fabulous. Most churches I find are beautiful with their unique architecture or artistry...but this was one of the best. It reeked with gold and gilt everywhere. The detail was beautiful. We... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It always amazes me the amount of work and detail that is done in these churches. The audio tour was very informative and well worth the $10 Euros to do. The amount of history behind St. John's Cathedral is mind blowing. A must visit when in Valletta!!!

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