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St. John's Co-Cathedral
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Valletta - City of the Knights Half Day Tour
Ranked #1 of 86 things to do in Valletta
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Owner description: Built between 1573 and 1577, this cathedral contains two masterpieces by Caravaggio.
Sydney
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“A must see”
Reviewed October 12, 2013

Make sure you pop into the Co-Cathedral. It is really impressive. See paintings, choral books, 500 year old vestments etc.

Visited October 2013
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“Beautiful cathedral - A MUST visit whilst in Valetta”
Reviewed October 11, 2013

The cathedral itself is rich in history with the tombs and tombstones of many of the Knights of St John and of the Grand Masters which fought for Malta. The ornate works throughout the building are beautiful. The highlight though is in the Oratory where can view Caravaggio's original works, "The Beheading of John the Baptist" and "St Jerome writing". A definite MUST DO when visiting Valetta. Also, upon entry you are also provided with an audio guide free of charge.

Visited October 2013
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Valletta, Malta
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“amazing and unique work of art”
Reviewed October 10, 2013

Excellent paintings and unique architecture are the most that touch you.Amust to see when you are in Malta.

Visited October 2013
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Pieta, Malta
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“St John's Co-Cathedral”
Reviewed October 10, 2013

Be prepared to be wowed by the fantastic interior. To fully benefit from the unbelievable amount of history you will be faced with 'go prepared'. Do some background reading before being hit by all that history. I do not agree with the review (RocketBabyDoll) which said not to expect to feel touched as all by any connections to the man upstairs. There are areas (far end of the right hand corridor side when facing the main alter being one) protected by soundproof glass doors where it is possible to enter and sit for a while and 'get connected' far away from the noise of the sightseers besides seeing a beautiful Icon of the Black Madonna behind its fantastic silver gate reputed to have escaped plunder by Napoleon by having been painted black to hide its true value. Obviously not restored to its true glory.. A visit to the crypts is a must.

Visited October 2013
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“well worth a look inside”
Reviewed October 10, 2013

Don't be put off by the external appearance. I was very impressed with the marble flooring, gold leaf decor, not to mention the history behind the knights of St John four hundred of whom are laid to rest within the Cathedral floor. It was well worth the six Euros admission. You will be issued with an audio guide which explains in great detail the various matters of interest. Well worth a visit.

Visited September 2013
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