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St. John's Co-Cathedral
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Ranked #2 of 103 things to do in Valletta
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Owner description: Built between 1573 and 1577, this cathedral contains two masterpieces by Caravaggio.
Reviewed 29 November 2013

There are almost too many things to look at in this ornate cathedral full of the arrogance and wealth of the Knights of St John. A must see when in Valetta.

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Reviewed 28 November 2013

Since our last visit twenty years ago this beautiful building has had much care lavished on it.

The main improvement is the restoration of the gilding ripped off by Napoleon's troops. St. John's now looks better than at any time in the last two hundred years!

For such a grand building, it has a surprisingly cosy, welcoming feel. and the new lighting shows off the amazing floor. No-one does church floors like the Maltese!

Even if you're only in Valetta for a short time, please try to visit this historic place.

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Reviewed 27 November 2013

The opulence of the decoration is extraordinary and quite unexpected - and the two Caravaggio paintings are two of his very best. Not to be missed!

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Reviewed 27 November 2013

This will be the best 6€ you've ever spent. Includes audio guide with great commentary. You could spend hours here. Another bonus is photography is allowed except in a few rooms including Caravaggio's masterpiece "the beheading of St a John".

Thank Progressive T
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Reviewed 27 November 2013

whilst not a lover of churches and cathedrals this has to be seen to be believed; one of the most opulent buildings ever visited and with interesting audio guides; ended up spending far more time than expected

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