St John's Co-Cathedral
Valletta's magnificent medieval cathedral is famous for the painting by Caravaggio, which hangs in its oratory, and the 369 inlaid mosaic marble tombstones that cover its floor. Each tombstone depicts the lives of the Grand Masters of the Order of St John, buried beneath. The façade is rather severe and militaristic, but inside the cathedral is lavishly splendid in the grandest tradition of high Baroque, with every inch of wall covered by carving, while the vaulted ceiling sports paintings depicting the life of St John the Baptist, patron saint of the Knights.
Address: Republic Street
Telephone: 2122 0536
Opening times: Monday to Friday 9:30am-4:30pm; Saturdays 9:30am-12:30pm.
Admission: €6 (adults), free for children under 12. Other concessions available.