St John's Co-Cathedral
St John's Square, Valetta
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It seems that not a single square inch has been left undecorated in the church of the Knights in Malta. It is a kaleidoscope of gold and colour. Each langue (language group) of the Knights had their own chapel here and competed for opulence, and the floor is covered with tombs inlaid with coloured marble while the ceiling has paintings by Mattia Preti, the Italian master who settled in Malta. In the Oratory is Caravaggio’s largest painting and the only one he signed, 'Beheading of St John', as well as his 'St Jerome', both painted in the brief period when he lived amongst the Knights in Malta.
Admission is 5.80 euros for adults, 4.65 euros for over-60s, and children under 12 (accompanied by an adult) are free.
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- Historic site, Museum, Religious site
- St John's Square, Valetta
- 21 220 536
- Months open:
- All year round
- Opening times:
- Mon-Fri 9.30am-4.30pm, Sat 9.30am-12.30pm (last admission is 30 minutes before close). High mass in Latin with full choir is usually at 9.15am on Sundays.
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