St Johns Co Cathedral

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  • Address: St John’s Co-Cathedral, St. John Street,Valletta,V LT 1156,Malta
  • Timings: 09:30 am - 04:30 pm Details
  • Phone: 356-21220536
  • Ticket Price: 6 EUR
  • Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Art And Culture, Religious Site, Family And Kids, Architecture , Cathedral

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

  • CaffeCordina
  • Europa Tapas Cafe
  • Kantina

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Things to Know Before Visiting St Johns Co Cathedral

  • 95% of people who visit Valletta include St Johns Co Cathedral in their plan

  • 72.29% of people start their St Johns Co Cathedral visit around 09 AM - 10 AM

  • People usually take around 2 Hrs to see St Johns Co Cathedral

Monday, Thursday and Friday

90.05% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting St Johns Co Cathedral

People normally club together Republic Street and Upper Barrakka Gardens while planning their visit to St Johns Co Cathedral.

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St Johns Co Cathedral, Valletta Reviews

  • There is no other way to describe this building than as a masterpiece! Thank goodness that money could once get you closer to heaven because otherwise, such splendour could never have been achieved! Everything about it is lavish! The audio guide is in depth and very thorough with the details of each spectacle your eyes connect with

  • St John’s Co-Cathedral is a gem of Baroque art and architecture. It was built as the conventual church for the Knights of St John. The Grand Masters and several knights donated gifts of high artistic value and made enormous contributions to enrich it with only the best works of art.  This church is till this very day an important shrine and a sacred place of worship. It is also a venue for cultural events.

  • If you don't do anything else while in Valletta but walk around and take in the magical city, you must visit the Co-Cathedral of St John the Baptist. It is one of the elaborately decorated and beautiful churches I have ever been in, rivaling St. Peters in Rome. There is an admission fee to visit as a tourist, but the funds are used to help maintain the build and the fantastic works of art.

  • A must see. The cathedral offers an overwhelmingly decorated experience with lots of gold and outstanding baroque imagery. - Having to pay 10 euros to get in is not acceptable. Take Notre-Dame as an example, completely free. Want to see the Museum? Pay 6€. - no free movement in the ship - floor plates are partly covered - the Italian chapel completely blocked by a replica of the Shroud of Turin - Who had the idea of renovating the Grandmasters crypt and the Museum in 2018?

  • 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.

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