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St. John's Co-Cathedral
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Owner description: 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 an important shrine and a sacred place of worship. It is also a venue for cultural events. The construction was commissioned in 1572 by Grand Master Jean de la Cassière to serve as the conventual church of the Knights of Malta and designed by the Maltese military architect Gerolamo Cassar. The church was dedicated to St John the Baptist, the patron saint of the Order. The oratory holds the biggest and only signed masterpiece by Caravaggio. St John’s church is administered by the St John’s Co-Cathedral Foundation responsible for the religious cultural heritage of the monument.
Reviewed 17 January 2018

This is a lovely place to visit as Malta has so much history, its a beautiful island and this is well worth seeing, very lovely and i would recommend it. Must see

Thank Rebecca x
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Reviewed 15 January 2018 via mobile

This church has an enormous history. It was finished in its ultimate version 8n the beginning of the sixteenth century when money was no issue. The gold on the walls and the ceiling, the decorations, the mosaic floors, together are almost an image of heaven as people imagined it in these days.

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Reviewed 15 January 2018

I don't usually like all the ornate gilding that you get in some churches but this is really impressive. You could still leave out some of the cherubs as far as I am concerned but taken as a whole this is on a par with some of the best Italian cathedrals. And I agree with the reviewer who compares this with the Sistine Chapel.

Thank Philip H
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Reviewed 15 January 2018

Really impressive! I can only recommend a visit. It is easily accessible, but you need to pay an entrance fee!

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Reviewed 15 January 2018 via mobile

The Cathedral is a must see. The audio guide is very helpful and part of the Euro 7 cost (senior rate).

Magnificent.

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