St. John's Co Cathedral

14-Apr-2023 • Valletta Malta

The Roman Catholic St. John's Co Cathedral dedicated to St John the Baptist ranks high in many travelers list of Valletta's must sees.  We wasted no time in visiting it on our first full day in Malta.  It was a no brainer really since it was right in the middle of the city and very easy to get to.  Although we were there in Mid February which I have always believed to be off season for travel, there were lots of tourists everywhere.  Lots of them. 

Anyway, entry was not free and soon after we paid our admission, off we went to explore the absolutely jaw dropping cathedral. From what I've read, it was built to rival the churches of Rome. 

Every visitor is given an audio guide in the language of his choice.   We must have stayed a couple of hours here. We did visit each and every corner twice just so we didn't miss anything.

Taken from the Gallery

The gilding of the interior of the cathedral is everywhere.

The beautiful nave 

If I am not mistaken, this part of the cathedral is called the gallery.  It was from here where I took a picture of the nave and main floor of the cathedral. 

A view of the main altar

The floor was just as beautiful as the gilded walls, doors, and murals..