St John’s Co-Cathedral

 St John’s Co-Cathedral is a gem of Baroque art and architecture. It was built as the conventual church for the Knights of St John. The Grand Masters and several knights donated gifts of high artistic value and made enormous contributions to enrich it with only the best works of art.  This church is till this very day an important shrine and a sacred place of worship. It is also a venue for cultural events.

Opening Hours

Monday to Friday:
9.30 pm to 4.30 pm (ticket office closes at 4.00 pm)
9.30 pm to 12.30 pm (ticket office closes at 12:00 pm)

Closed on Sundays and public holidays.

Ecclesiastical  Services

Sundays & Feast Days:
7.45 am
9.15 am
11.00 am
12.00 pm (except July, August & September)
5.45 pm
8.30 am
5.45 pm
8.30 am



The entrance fee includes the provision of handheld audio guides with 24 stops which are available to visitors in these languages (Maltese, English, Italian, French, German, Spanish, Japanese and Russian). All visitors can make use of the free guides.

Why we charge visitors to enter St John’s:

The interest in St John’s Co-Cathedral results in a high number of visitors but the delicate fabric of the church was not designed for so many visitors. The overhead and maintenance costs are very high. To help us sustain the building and conserve it with all its works of art we request an entrance fee. Conservation programmes are costly and are constantly being carried out to the highest specifications in order to preserve the Church in all its splendour. Our reward is your visit and appreciation.

We do not charge for prayer.

If your intention is to pray please inform the staff at the main entrance and you will be guided to the designated chapel.

  • Adults: €15.00
  • Seniors: €12.00
  • Students: €12.00
  • Children under 12: Free
    (when accompanied by an adult)
  • Premium Content: €2.99


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