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Address: St. John Street, Valletta, Island of Malta, Malta
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Built between 1573 and 1577, this cathedral contains two masterpieces by...

Built between 1573 and 1577, this cathedral contains two masterpieces by Caravaggio.

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St Johns interior is unbelievable

You must visit st johns when in Malta. The small admission chrge of 10 euros (7.5 euros for seniors) is well worth it. All the walls are hand carved limestone covered with gold... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

You must visit st johns when in Malta. The small admission chrge of 10 euros (7.5 euros for seniors) is well worth it. All the walls are hand carved limestone covered with gold leaf. so beautiful!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Well organised with audio available at entrance. Sharp contrast between simple external facade and richly decorated interior. For reasons explained in the audio. There's lots to see with the various chapels the sides and all worth it. Plus of course the two famous paintings which are in a separate room so care not to miss them. Overall strongly recommend even... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A must-see for all tourists visiting Malta, particularly when visiting Valletta, the capital. St. John's Co-Cathedral offers art, architecture and marbles artefacts. The Co-Cathedrall is a museum in itself. Each altar represents the Langues of the Order of St John. Don't miss to view the Sacrament chapel with its silver gate that was covered during the French occupation in 1798.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This spectacular cathedral in the capital of Malta was built by the famous Knights of Malta and is a gorgeous collection of religious icons and the other typical ornate church features of the time. Audio guides are available to help appreciate the history of this beautiful building. The surrounding areas of the old city on the hill. overlooking the harbor... More 

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Moffat, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

What a place - its like a history of baroque art and knights of St John together. A must see in Valletta.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Highly decorated and over the top. Hard to see any connection to Christianity. Interesting inlaid marble tombs.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This cathedral is stunning. The decoration is very ornate and somehow, in spite of the volume of visitors (and we were there on a quiet day) there is a peaceful serenity about the place. The mouldings are highly decorated and the paintings magical. Make the time to visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This place hold the famous Caravaggio painting of the beheading of St. John. It's a very beautiful and sacred cathedral which dates back to when the nights of St. John took care of the island of Malta. Absolutely beautiful.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The cathedral is utterly impressive and the history is amazing. The labour/workmanship is breathtaking. The paintings and tapestries are incredible. Definitely worth a visit!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

An absolute masterpiece of baroque architecture- amazing artwork, notably the stunning Caravaggio Beheading of John the Baptist. Everyone should see this whether you're an art lover or loather! Very detailed audio guide too

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