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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

I went in during a service it was very special. All the tombstones bring such a sense of history and the Maltese cross us everywhere. So much gold and ornate carvings. An amazing place.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 463wendy
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A breathtakingly beautiful City of old culture . The people there are so pleasant and very helpful . What a lovely place for a visit . Would highly recommend it to everyone.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank johnoliverdaly
Reviewed 4 days ago

A must see in Malta. The architecture and details inside will blow you away. To see a Caravaggio in person- just gives you chills.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank indianjen
Reviewed 5 days ago

We stayed nearby and enjoyed the bells. Well worth a visit, but remember to dress modestly. We attended a mass and the choir was spectacular.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Chris W
Reviewed 5 days ago

This place is spectacular! The art work is jaw dropping, it's huge! It gets really crowded though and girls remember to cover your shoulders or your won't get in, they do supply paper shawls but I don't think they have a lot of them It's...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank sharondragstra
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Although I am not religious and I have seen a fair share of churches, temples and shrines around the world, this visit is a must and worth it! I thought I would never been whooped by something like this again, but the historic meaning and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 920christophn
Reviewed 6 days ago

To be honest, there is too much to take in on one visit! Amazing history and the decor and artifacts are stunning. The audio guide is very good.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Dave111962
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a must-visit for anyone in Malta. It gives you a tremendous insight into the history of Malta through the centuries. About the only downside is that the self-guided tour is that it's slightly confusing on getting going when you enter the cathedral, but...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank ianhfraser
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The church is extraordinary beautiful inside. And the Caravaggio paintings are really breathtaking. The audioguide is too detailed. The balcony is closed earlier and unfortunately they don't mention it anywhere. So if you visit close to the end of the opening hours, you better start...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank alonaandsasha
Reviewed 1 week ago

This cathedral is incredible! Built in the 1600's by the Knight of St. John, it has to be seen to be believed. This cathedral has one of the most ornate interiors I have ever seen and I've seen churches all over the world. There is...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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6 September 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
2 September 2018|
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Response from 157debrab | 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
23 July 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