St Johns Co Cathedral, Valletta
St Johns Co Cathedral, Valletta - Address, Phone Number, Ticket Price
Address: St John’s Co-Cathedral, St. John Street,Valletta,V LT 1156,Malta
Ticket Price: 6 EUR
Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
Timings: 09:30 am - 04:30 pm Details
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About St Johns Co Cathedral, Valletta
This stunning building in Malta has been showered with great praise from architecture enthusiasts all over the world. It is considered to be one of the most impressive illustrations of Baroque architecture. Such high praise certainly ensures that it is a tourist destination par excellence and undoubtedly a must-visit. It has a rich and interesting history and is still a very important place of worship. The imposing building stands as a symbol of Malta in many ways.
While the exteriors are remarkable so are the interiors. Well preserved and ornately furnished, the interiors of the cathedral are a real sight to be beheld. The dark and lovely carpets, walls decorated in gold and scarlet and the intricate architecture come together to make the church an absolute must visit in Malta. If you only have time to see one thing in Malta make it the St. John’s Co- Cathedral.
St Johns Co Cathedral Ticket Prices
- Adults - 6 euros, Seniors - 4.60 euros, Students- 3.50 euros, Children under 12- free entrance.
How To reach St Johns Co Cathedral by Public Transport
- Nawfragju (Bus)
Restaurants Near St Johns Co Cathedral
- Europa Tapas Cafe
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St Johns Co Cathedral, Valletta Reviews
Without a doubt the most impressive Cathedral I've ever seen. When first entering it seems the interior is "simply" richly decorated with marble, statues and gold ornaments. But after following the exquisite, and complementary, audio tour it becomes that every chapel, every ornament even, has been placed with meaning. The decorations are carefully thought through and refer to the many grand masters of the Knights order that have ruled throughout the centuries. There's an impressive amount of detail and history tukked away in this grandiose place of worship. Definitely a must see when visiting Valletta.
Beautiful Cathedral built by the Knights of St John. Has the restored Caravagio "the Beheading of John the Baptist " on display in it's ornate surround. The cathedral houses the chapels of the various nationalities of the order , each uniquely decorated and many containing the relics of saints within the individual alters. A visit would see you through a fascinating 2hrs with live restorations in progress. And for just €10 pp including an audio guide.
As far as cathedrals go, this is the most beautiful I've seen by far. The Knights have done more here than anything we have seen on the European mainland or in the UK. We almost missed seeing this. Worth prioritizing on your visit to Malta. Do keep in mind that this attraction closes early sometimes. Closed by 12 on the day we visited.
Austere on the outside and hiding a real treasure chest on the inside. This church is exquisitely decorated with pairings by Caravaggio and Preti... and the pavement is another work of art. A truly must see especially for any art enthusiast.
I found the ticket price a bit expensive (10eur per person). However they provide audio guides, available in many languages, that help you on your way through the site. The ceiling is really outstanding and it shows many instances of the life of Saint John the Baptist. On the sides of the ceiling there are some paintings that have a cool 3d effect which is created by the painted shadows. There is a separate chapel with Caravaggio's paintings, who lived for some years in Malta, as a member of the Order of Knights. These paintings are really impressive and have a dark touch! There are many other statues and paintings in the church and you have to spend a lot of time to hear all the numbers of the audio guide. One of the main paintings is the shipwreck of St John. I also want to mention that there is a picture of Madonna of Filerimos; its origin is from my country - Greece and more specifically from the island of Rhodes. The mosaic is beautiful and there was some maintenance taking place during my visit. The church isn't impressive from the outside.