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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Duration: 1 to 420 minutes
St. John's Co-Cathedral reviews
This church is an amazing example of Baroque design. It is definitely worth a visit to just be awe inspired, regardless of your religious affiliation
This church is an amazing example of Baroque design. It is definitely worth a visit to just be awe inspired, regardless of your religious affiliation more »
With incredible interiors this is a must see in Valletta and a monument to worship and power. And just as fascinating as the alters are the individual inlaid tombstones in the floor. And then there.... more
With incredible interiors this is a must see in Valletta and a monument to worship and power. And just as fascinating as the alters are the individual inlaid tombstones in the floor. And then there.... more »
Gorgeous building with magnificent Baroque interiors and arts. Good and informative audio guide covering all areas of the Cathedral. Don't forget the short but excellent film made for the Caravaggio's painting and the stairs to the balcony so you could look at the main nave again from the top before leaving. The whole visit can easily take 1 to 2 hours or even more.
If you are a tourist in Malta you have to visit here for sure.
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