Free tour

Ben's St John's co-Cathedral Tour

Duration: 1h and 30min
Languages: English
Guru: Ben
Quality Verified Registered on November 10, 2022

Hi, my name is Ben. I previously used to work in IT, but now I'm a full-time Tourist Guide! I'm a licensed professional tourist guide and I have guided thousands of people all around Malta. I'm also 100% Maltese, born & raised here. I love meeting new people and showing them around my country of Malta. I usually adapt to the audience, but I usually intersperse history, current Maltese culture, and what the Maltese people think & feel, together with recommendations for places to eat & drink (usually my favourite spots ;) ).

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  • No minimum number of attendees
    No minimum number of attendees is required for the tour
  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free
  • Accepts electronic payment
    This tour allows payment by electronic means or credit card

Tour description

St John's co-Cathedral was the conventual church of the Knights of St John.

It was the sacred temple of an elitist, religious, military Order, that prided itself as being the holy protector of the Christianity in the Mediterranean.

Originally the temple was humble, but over time, the knights discovered Baroque - and set about creating one of the best examples of Roman Baroque in the world.

Please join me as I show you around, what I consider to be, the "jewel" of Malta.

I will take you around as many side chapels as I can, while pointing out the opulent Baroque monuments of the Grand Masters, together with the giant fresco dedicated to the life of St John the Baptist, as well as the Caravaggio masterpieces that lie in St John's.

In my humble opinion, St John's is a "must see" in Malta. It's our very best, most opulent, most splendid, church. And in Malta, we take our churches seriously ;)

Please note that entrance tickets are NOT PAID FOR. And will have to be paid by you. The cost is €15 per person. This might sound steep, but it's 100% worth it. I've never met anyone who said it wasn't worth it :)

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  • Meeting point:
    35a St Zachary St, Valletta, Malta
    35a St Zachary St, Valletta, Malta
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    Please meet me in front of the St John's co-Cathedral façade. I will have an umbrella with a SILVER-TOP and BLACK-UNDERSIDE.

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

Tour opinions

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Iris 25 Jan 2023

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Travelled in couple - Jan 2023
Ben showed us a lot of details in the Co Cathedral and made the tour very interesting, highly recommend!
Tracey 25 Jan 2023

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Travelled alone - Jan 2023
Ben, is amazing! He’s personable, informative and sensitive to his audiences questions. He helps you focus on what the decorative embellishments represent for the various knights and Grand Masters. Highly recommend this tour & guide.
Jagruti 13 Jan 2023

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Travelled alone - Jan 2023
Ben is a fantastic tour guide. He is really enthusiastic and knows his stuff. If you can get on a tour that he is leading then I really recommend it.
Dorota 11 Jan 2023

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Travelled in couple - Jan 2023
Very good and informative tour!
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Who is this tour for?

Suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Does not accept large group reservations.
Not suitable for pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
There is no minimum number of people required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour requires the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
Payment methods
Electronic or credit card payment is accepted.