"St John's Co-Cathedral" St Johns Co-Cathedral Tip by himalia11

St Johns Co-Cathedral, Valletta: 45 reviews and 85 photos

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The St John's Co-Cathedral is a sight you should not miss to visit. It was build between 1573 and 1577 as convent church of the order and became a cathedral in 1816. As there already was a cathedral in Mdina, the one in Valletta is called "co-"cathedral.
The facade is rather simple, whereas the inside is really pompous with ceiling paintings and walls full of reliefs. It has a colourful marble floor with tombstones where the knights and important persons of the Order of the Knights of St John are buried. In the oratory, you can see a painting by Caravaggio, the Beheading of St John the Baptist. It's an impressive church!

Admission is 1 LM. You're not allowed to wear high-heeled shoes. Photography is permitted, but only without using a flash.

Directions: Entrance is from the Republic Street at the side of the church.

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Nov 4, 2006
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