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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.
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  • Average3%
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St. John Street, Valletta, Island of Malta, Malta
+356 2122 0536
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Reviewed today

Never seen so much gold and marble. The carravagio was stunning. Whole place indescribably beautiful.

Thank sally p
Reviewed today

Nice Cathedral, but 10 Euros a head?! at least it was lit up. Guess the fact that we had to stand for half an hour in the rain did not help!

Thank raymondabela
Reviewed today via mobile

Magnificent ! One treasure after another ! If you visit, don’t ignore the ‘no flash’ signs or the treasures will not be as impeccable as they are today

Thank Joanna M
Reviewed today

I was interested to visit St. John's Co-Cathedral to see the Caravaggio collection and particularly 'The beheading of St. John the Baptist'. I wasn't disappointed, it is a stunning piece of art. The whole Cathedral has a fairly uninspiring exterior but is beautiful inside. Well...More

Thank smallworldnow
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

You will not be disappointed with the interior architecture, sculptures and art work in this historically important building. Well worth the entrance fee, audio guide provided. The fee is worth paying just to see the great work of Caravaggio (Michelangelo), The Beheading of John the...More

Thank CP1866
Reviewed yesterday

This Roman-Catholic co-cathedral of Malta, founded by the Order of St. John and decorated in beautiful baroque style is a place full of history, containing nine rich chapels, (one dedicated to Our Lady of Philermos and the rest to the patron saints of each of...More

Thank SmileyKay
Reviewed 2 days ago

From the outside it looks nothing special. But wow it was simply stunning! There was gold everywhere and the paintings were amazing. This really is a breathtaking place to visit.

Reviewed 2 days ago

One of our many highlights in Valletta. A must see. Personally, I think it helps to see it with a guide, which we did.

Thank Lin974
Reviewed 2 days ago

Good audio guide is included in the entry fee - tells you much about Malta's fighting history. Highly recommended.

Thank 920nicholasl
Reviewed 3 days ago

This Cathedral was stunning, but it is hard to look at the vast wealth of the place and reconcile that with hunger and poverty. Spectacular, but you cannot photograph the Caravaggios. Looking at them was very cool, though. It costs 10 Euros. A must see?...More

Thank Javamang
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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
13 July 2017|
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.
5 May 2017|
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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