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St. John's Co-Cathedral, Valletta

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The impressive structure was built by the Knights of Malta between 1573 and 1578. The interior boasts intricately carved walls, a painted vaulted ceiling, and a marble floor made up of Knight's tombs. The cathedral's chapels are filled with elaborate riches and dedicated to the different patron saints of the Knights. Don't miss Caravaggio's masterpiece, "The Beheading of Saint John the Baptist" (1608) in the Oratory, for which it was commissioned. Please check official site for opening hours, service hours, and other important details about visiting. Arrange your visit to St. John's Co-Cathedral and discover more family-friendly attractions in Valletta using our Valletta trip maker site.
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  • Dedicated to Saint John the Baptist, Saint John's in Valletta is a Roman Catholic co-cathedral, completed in 1577. Enormous contributions of gifts have been made over the years enriching this... 
    Dedicated to Saint John the Baptist, Saint John's in Valletta is a Roman Catholic co-cathedral, completed in 1577. Enormous contributions of gifts have been made over the years enriching this...  more »
  • The interior of the cathedral is absolutely stunning. Well worth a visit . The entrance fee was reasonable . 
    The interior of the cathedral is absolutely stunning. Well worth a visit . The entrance fee was reasonable .  more »
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  • The history and the heart of the Order of Saint John! Absolutely stunning cathedral! Definitely you won't want to miss it! The artwork is incredible! The audioguide will tell the story of the cathedral, believe me it is very exciting! Every chapel worth a separate tour! I love come there!
  • The cathedral is the only place that delights and tells the story of Malta. Really unique, with rich decorations, frescoes, paintings and sculptures. A unique and exceptional place that should be (for me) in the first place. Since August is absolutely drought all over Malta, the views are not very pleasing to the eye. The cathedral definitely pleases the eye, there is one downside, on Wednesday it is too hot, the whole crowd of visitors was wet like in a sauna, fans placed in many places did not cool. 1h hour, with automatic gid (in many languages).

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