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St. John's Co-Cathedral

St. John Street, Valletta, Island of Malta, Malta
+356 2122 0536
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Built between 1573 and 1577, this cathedral contains two masterpieces by Caravaggio.
  • Excellent77%
  • Very good18%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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St. John Street, Valletta, Island of Malta, Malta
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+356 2122 0536
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Breath taking cathedral. A must visit place for anyone and everyone in Malta, plus it is in the heart of Valletta so provides opportunity to explore the city after. It is very busy but still ample room and time to look and admire the beautiful...More

Thank alexlouise96
Reviewed yesterday

When you get in you not only pay entrance but also get an audio tour. As students we got in for 7.5, normal price was 10 euros. The church itself was really impressive, paintings, statues and gold everywhere. The audio tour gave really much information,...More

Thank Laurens B
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Been to loads of cathedrals around the world.this one was so full of historic heritage..regardless of the religious aspect.Each and every chapel-there are 8 side chapels -were works of art and beauty in their own right.My eyes were drawn in 360degree directions...so much to absorb.One...More

Thank annemcconville
Reviewed 2 days ago

The guided audio tour was a little long winded but for the art aficionados it was probably to brief. there is no way to accurately describe the workmanship or detail in the sculptures and paintings amazing does not cover it

Thank Thomas C
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a beautiful church with so much history - really well restored in the center of Valletta. The Caravaggio paintings are so stunning!

Thank Kelleyanne
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

tha cathedral is wow as in inside as outside. the entrance is 10 euro per person. we suggest to take a guided tour unfortunately very crowded and hard to admire the beauties.

Thank annynutza
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Looks like a small St Paul's Basilica, with to great paintings. Definitely worth a visit when in Valetta. Tip: when you queue stand on right side, left side is tour groups and the wait will waste lots of time. Enjoy!

Thank Reinart D
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Since they close pretty early. The place has so much gold and fancy decorations that makes you feel angry against the Catholic Church. If it was close sneak while the mass is on. No photos but at least you can see the insides.

Thank DonCesar
Reviewed 3 days ago

Very rich and impressive interior, superb pictures, especially the two Caravaggio masterpieces, breathtaking ceilling, amazing floor, rich history - should be seen and admired in detail. Unfortunately, very crowded, at least in September. Would have liked to stay longer, but after waiting in line, completely...More

Thank Dutescu D
Reviewed 3 days ago

As soon as you enter the cathedral you are amazed by its beauty and wonderful architecture it shimmers gold as the light hits the walls and columns. With some wonderful history and beautiful painting it's a must on a visit to Malta

Thank Tim w
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Jan E
24 September 2017|
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Response from annynutza | Reviewed this property |
Hello, we rented a small car for our trip and we think that is optimal way to visit all around. I see some hop on hop off buses, but the most of objectives are in the opposite part of island. From Mellieha are a lot of... More
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vanessaalexander7
13 July 2017|
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Response from Alex C | Reviewed this property |
St John's is open 7 days, notwithstanding major events. The first time we were there it was closed because the President was being sworn in! No problem, returned the next day.
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Response from Cassie S | Reviewed this property |
These are the hours for the Cathedral - if you're going on a Saturday, be sure to get there early as there is normally a queue and the ticket office closes at noon! Monday to Friday: 09:30 to 16:30 (ticket office closes at... More
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