St John's Co-Cathedral - Exclusive Private Afterhours Visit and Caravaggio Viewing
Built by the Order of St John, St John’s Co-Cathedral’s austere exterior is of drastic contrast to what you will find inside, a sumptuous high baroque interior. It is a sight to behold with every surface brimming with gold and intricate designs, all with a special meaning and story of history. The high vaulted ceiling was painted in the life of John the Baptist, with an intricate detailing to the mass of gold guilting that makes this Cathedral sing. Your expert guide will bring the history of the Cathedral alive as you really start to understand the importance of the Knights of St John in this history of Valletta and Malta.
The cathedral is also home to two wonderful Caravaggio masterpieces; the St Jerome Writing and The Beheading of St. John the Baptist. You will have time to discover and appreciate his work with your guides knowledge.