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Free tour of the Co-Cathedral

Your Guru: AuthenticMalta
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  • Valletta, Malta
  • Available in English, Spanish
  • 1 hour

About the Guru

Hello, we are AuthenticMalta, a local travel agency with the commitment of offering distinctive tours. Visits range from the most classic to the unique, from what you cannot miss, to what you could not imagine to find in our small islands. We are licenced guides from Malta and above all things we love what we do. :) We are a company, this it allows us to offer you discou... More

Hello, we are AuthenticMalta, a local travel agency with the commitment of offering distinctive tours. Visits range from the most classic to the unique, from what you cannot miss, to what you could not imagine to find in our small islands. We are licenced guides from Malta and above all things we love what we do. :) We are a company, this it allows us to offer you discounts and specialized guides for each visit, offering the best of us in every tour! If you don´t see availability for a particular day for one of our tours, if you contact us we may be able to help opening a slot for you. We want you to fall in love with our islands as much as we are. We look forward to meeting you and to share with you the most authentic Malta.

About the Tour

St. John's Co-Cathedral is a unique place. Considered the most baroque building in the world for being decorated from floor to ceiling, it is a prodigality of art, luxury and beauty. It also includes 2 paintings by one of the greatests artists of all times and more difficult to track: Caravaggio.

With this tour you can visit this with a giude.

Firstly, we want you to notice that we have another Free Tour that includes a visit to Valletta, in case you still do not know the city and want to kill two birds with one stone. But if you already know the city and what you want to discover is only the co-cathedral, this is your tour.

Your creed doesn't matter: being in Valletta and not visiting the cathedral is a sin for all creeds!. We will enter through the special ticket for groups with a guide, which usually reduces the waiting time considerably.

Furthermore, this is a Free tour, you are the ones to value our work, but keep in mind the entrance fee is 15 euros per person.

On the visit, our goal will be that you can appreciate the most impressive aspects, go to the smallest details and enjoy the main masterpieces of this gigantic and opulent building full of art.

Along the way we will also talk about the Order of saint John, of course, but here we want to focus on its artists and its cultural legacy: -We will talk about Mannerism, the style in which the cathedral (and the city) is built -its subsequent evolution to Baroque, -Mattia Preti and Mazzuoli, the main artists, and many others who left their mark on the temple -its unique floor (described as the world's beautiful), its ornaments, its ... Everything.

Curiosities, secrets and some gossip, as we will visit some of the most notable characters of their time. And of course, Caravaggio, from which we can appreciate 2 of his paintings: "Saint Jerome writing" and "Saint John the Baptist", the latter considered by many to be his masterpiece, and undoubtedly an exceptional work by the artist.

LOGISTICS
This tour is really the second part of our Valletta tour. This means that you may have to wait a bit, as we will arrive with the group: just wait for us in the shade near the statue and stay tuned a bit. When we arrive, you will hear us, for sure :) Keep in mind that in the Co-Cathedral there are no lockers, so it is better that you do not go too loaded. In addition, it is a place of worship, so we recommend appropriate clothing, which means covering shoulders and above knees.

 MEASURES FOR COVID-19
Important information: We are taking safety and hygiene measures recommended by the health authorities: - Limited number of visitors - Safety distance between visitors - Obligatory own mask

Meeting point: Open in Google Maps

How to find me: At the entrance to the Co-Cathedral, very close to the statue of the soldier and the two women (it is the side entrance where tickets are sold). You will see us arrive with a sign of "AuthenticMalta"

Frequently asked questions

Accessibility:
The tour is suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Large groups:
Large group bookings are not accepted.
Minimum of attendees:
A minimum number of attendees is required for the tour to take place.
Pets:
The tour is not suitable for pets.
Additional costs:
The tour requires the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.

Tour Schedule

  • English
    Thu, 02 Dec 12:30
  • English
    Fri, 03 Dec 12:30
  • English
    Tue, 07 Dec 12:30

What's the price?

A guruwalk is a pay-what-you want walking tour, which means, it's completely free to book and join the group, but the 'guru' expects to be rewarded once the tour ends. Some people give €10 per person, some people give US‎$ 50, you choose the price.

For organizational purposes, it is mandatory to book the tour. Booking is completely free, fast and easy. Book your guruwalk now!

Tour opinions (13)

By category
Professionalism
4.91
Fun
4.73
Expression
4.73
Quality
4.91
Route
4.91
Paola 11/25/2021

Loti 11/23/2021

Great tour, beautiful Cathedral!

Angela 11/02/2021

Desde luego Maika una maravilla. Una guía magnífica, divertida y que sabe muchímo y lo cuenta con una emoción y alegría que contagia y que te mantiene pendiente

Kunal 10/23/2021

This was a great experience - we got so much more from the cathedral than we would have on our own! Our guide was super helpful in guiding us through the features of the cathedral and the different artworks and materials. This included the significance of the Caravaggio works, which were a highlight for us. It was also really nice to be able to skip the queues outside, which was an unexpected perk. We highly recommend this tour!

Alessandra 09/10/2021

Response from AuthenticMalta
Thanks Alessandra
4.9
13 ratings

What's the price?

A guruwalk is a pay-what-you want walking tour, which means, it's completely free to book and join the group, but the 'guru' expects to be rewarded once the tour ends. Some people give €10 per person, some people give US‎$ 50, you choose the price.

For organizational purposes, it is mandatory to book the tour. Booking is completely free, fast and easy. Book your guruwalk now!

4.9
13 ratings