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Your Guide to Malta and Gozo - St John's Co-Cathedral

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St John's Co-Cathedral

St John's Co-Cathedral, St John Street (Triq San Ġwann), Valletta;  Tel: (+356) 21 239 628; http://stjohnscocathedral.com

Monday to Friday: 09:30 to 16:30 (last admission at 16:00); Saturday: 09:30 - 12:30 (last admission 12:00) Closed on Sunday and Public Holidays. 

Tickets may be purchased at the ticketing booth at the visitors' entrance on Repulblic Street. Regular ticket: €6.00; senior citizens: €4.60; students in possession of an ISIC card, €3.50; Children under 12, accompanied by an adult - Free. Included in the price of the ticket are an audio guide and a visit to the Cathedral Museum.  

Photography is allowed in most places, but flash is prohibited. The use of cameras is not allowed in the Oratory and the Museum. Stiletto shoes are not allowed in the church as such footwear may damage the marble tombstones. Visitors may purchase a pair of slippers at the entrance, at a cost of €1.20 each. St. John’s is a place of worship. Scantily clad visitors may cause offence to the faithful, so make sure that you are adequately covered. Shorts and particularly short skirts are deemed inappropriate attire. The “Our Lady of Philernos Chapel” is only accessible for prayer.

 

St. John's co-Cathedral was commissioned by Grand Master Jean l'Evesque de la Cassière. and designed by Ġlormu Cassar. It was built  between 1573 and 1577 and consecrated on February 20th, 1578 by Archbishop Ludovico Torres of Monreale. Mattia Preti  painted the vaulted ceiling with scenes from the Life of St. John, commencing in 1661

The Church contains eight chapels, one for each Langue of Knights. Its baroque interior is complemented with abundant monuments and paintings. The floor is indeed spectacular as it is decorated with intricate tombstones.

In the Oratory, you may admire such art masterpieces as The Beheading of St. John, by Caravaggio.

 

 

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