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Saint john´s co-cathedral

Never have I seen a facade as lavish! For my taste, is the best of all in Malta! A must! Admission cost us 5 euros and 3'50 for students (in April of 2012). It takes about 1 hour to visit and listen to the audio guide.
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Glitz three hundred and sixty degrees

If you choose to see only one of hundreds of churches and chapels on the island of Malta, choose this and you will not be disappointed. Impossible not to be literally open-mouthed when you enter the Co-Cathedral of St. John in Valletta, so much gold and elegant decorations that cover every square inch of free dell'internok the sacred building. Style "super-baroque" able to be out of breath, especially since it is accompanied by a façade to an external decidedly sober. The church stands with its twin bell towers (an architectural element typical of 90% of its churches) in the center of Piazza Repubblica, one of the main city. It dates back to about 1570 and was built as a monastery church of the Knights of St. John. In 1816 he was elevated to the same status as the St. Paul's Cathedral in Mdina, the official seat of the Archbishop of Malta (hence the curious name of "co-cathedral"). The interior is organized in a rational manner, though complex, to give adequate space to the Knights of all nationalities: 12 niches line the aisles (six per side). On every wall, pillar and rib there are decorations of various kinds, but usually characterized by the Cross of Malta and the emblem of the Order. The floor has not been spared by the desire to fill every available space: marble plaques black, white, blue, red cover it completely. Do not miss! (The entrance is free of charge, and includes the audio guide also gives access to the museum of the cathedral).

Sfarzo a trecentosessanta gradi

Se dovete scegliere di vedere soltanto una delle centinaia di chiese e cappelle dell'isola di Malta, scegliete questa e non rimarrete delusi. Impossibile non rimanere letteralmente a bocca spalancata quando si entra nella co-cattedrale di San Giovanni a La Valletta, tanto è l'oro e le decorazioni sfarzose che ricoprono ogni centimetro quadrato libero dell'internok dell'edificio sacro. Uno stile "super-barocco" capace di far mancare il fiato, tanto più visto che si accompagna ad una facciata e ad un esterno decisamente sobri.

La chiesa svetta con i suoi campanili gemelli (elemento architettonico tipico del 90% delle chiese dell'isola) al centro di piazza Repubblica, una delle principali della città. Risale al 1570 circa e fu costruita come chiesa conventuale dei Cavalieri di San Giovanni. Nel 1816 fu elevata allo stesso status della cattedrale di San Paolo a Mdina, sede ufficiale dell'arcivescovo di Malta (da qui la curiosa denominazione di "co-cattedrale").

L'interno è stato organizzato in maniera razionale anche se complessa, per dare un adeguato spazio ai Cavalieri di tutte le nazionalità: 12 nicchie si susseguono lungo le navate (sei per lato). Su ogni muro, pilastro e costolone ci sono decorazioni di vario genere, ma solitamente caratterizzate dalla Croce di Malta e dallo stemma dell'Ordine. Anche il pavimento non è stato risparmiato dalla smania di riempire ogni spazio libero: lapidi in marmo nero, bianco, azzurro, rosso lo ricoprono completamente.
Imperdibile! (L'entrata è a pagamento, comprende l'audioguida e dà accesso anche al museo della cattedrale).
Simonetta Di Zanutto
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The cathedral of st john co

There are many things to say about the Co-Cathedral of St. John! First, it is actually the first monastic church was erected in Valletta by the Knights of the Order of Malta. For a long time the seat of the bishopric was located in the city of Mdina, and so that's where that was located the Cathedral of Malta. In 1572, the convent church also had a cathedral, which is why it is now called the Co-Cathedral, Mdina since it obviously still exists! Co-Cathedral in Valletta is absolutely gorgeous, you are assured here to take full eyes! The richest knights were buried here under the stelae of the cathedral. The show is everywhere, on the walls with these amazing decorations, ceiling with magnificent paintings, and beneath your feet with these tombstones that are true works of art! The co-cathedral is composed of eight chapels, each corresponding to one of the oils languages ​​spoken by the Knights of the Order of Malta (Auvergne, Provence, France, Castile, arragon, Italy, England and Germany). Do not miss the small room of the building, which exhibits the paintings of Caravaggio (who stayed in Malta and was a member of the Order). There is here the only canvas signed by the world's master!

La co cathédrale st john

Il y a beaucoup de choses à dire sur cette Co-Cathedrale de Saint Jean !

Tout d'abord, qu'elle est en réalité la première église conventuelle qui ait été érigée à La Valette par les chevaliers de l'Ordre de Malte. Pendant très longtemps, le siège de l'évêché était situé dans la ville de Mdina, et donc c'est là qu'était située la cathédrale de Malte. En 1572 , cette église conventuelle à également pris le statut de cathédrale, c'est pourquoi on l'appelle désormais la Co-Cathedrale, puisque celle de Mdina existe bien évidemment toujours !

La co-cathedrale de La Valette est absolument magnifique, vous êtes assuré ici d'en prendre pleins les yeux !
Les plus riches chevaliers se faisaient enterrer ici, sous les stèles de la cathédrale. Le spectacle est donc partout, sur les murs avec ces incroyables décorations, au plafond avec des peintures grandioses, et sous vos pieds avec ces stèles funéraires qui sont de véritables oeuvres d'art !

La co-cathedrale est composées de 8 chapelles, chacune d'entre elles correspondant à une des huiles langues parlées par les chevaliers de l'ordre de Malte (auvergne, provence, france, castille, arragon, italie, angleterre et allemagne).

Ne manquez la petite salle de l'édifice où sont exposées les tableaux du Caravage (qui à séjourné à Malte et était membre de l'Ordre). Il y a ici la seule toile au monde signée de la main du maitre !
Antoine
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Beautiful and impressive

The Co-Cathedral of St. John the Baptist in Valletta is located in St. John Square, in the historic center, and was built between 1572 and 1577 under the direction of the architect Gerolamo Casser. The impact of vision immediately very strong: the facade of the church imposing but sober, and stands out among the other buildings with two large bell towers. The interior, for completely different: the Co-Cathedral of St. John the Baptist considered a masterpiece of the art Baroque, and along its three naves are funerary monuments in charge of the Knights of the Order and the languages ​​they speak, stucco, frescoes and a beautiful marble floor that is worth stopping to observe for a few minutes, because formed by tombstones, always remember the Knights. a real riot of gold and marble that will amaze all visitors. His treasures, for, are the two works by Caravaggio here costudite, the San Girolamo this Company and the Beheading of St. John the Baptist, This latter is particularly important because the only work signed dallautore. For those who want to know something more about this beautiful church, you can rent audio guides in different languages ​​or see the small bookshop the present.

Bella e imponente

La Concattedrale di San Giovanni Battista di Valletta si trova a St. John Square, in pieno centro storico, ed è stata costruita tra il 1572 e il 1577 sotto la direzione dell’architetto Gerolamo Casser. L’impatto visivo è da subito molto forte: la facciata della chiesa è imponente ma sobria, e spicca tra gli altri edifici grazie alle due grandi torri campanarie. L’interno, però, è completamente diverso: la Concattedrale di San Giovanni Battista è considerato un capolavoro dell’arte barocca, e lungo le sue tre navate si trovano monumenti funebri in onere dei Cavalieri dell’Ordine e alle lingue da loro parlate, stucchi, affreschi e un bellissimo pavimento in marmo che vale la pena fermarsi a osservare per qualche minuto, perché è formato da lastre tombali, sempre in ricordo dei Cavalieri. È un vero tripudio di oro e marmo che lascia a bocca aperta tutti i visitatori. I suoi veri tesori, però, sono le due opere di Caravaggio qui costudite, il San Girolamo Scrivente e la Decollazione di San Giovanni Battista, quest’ultimo particolarmente importante perché è l’unica opera firmata dall’autore. Per chi volesse sapere qualcosa di più su questa bellissima chiesa, si possono noleggiare audio guide in diverse lingue o consultare la piccola libreria lì presente.
Malta Vacanze
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St. john's co-cathedral

This pure and beautifully preserved treasure is in the historic center of Valletta, Malta. Samples possessing artistic and historical worth seeing slow, contemplative. Poer the same price (6 euros) have an audio input and pretty good. In my opinion, the floor completely covered with knights tombstones, frescoes and Baroque coffered ceiling and walls and tombs and monuments of the Grand Masters of the Order of Malta, are the highlights of the visit.

Concatedral de san juan

Este tesoro puro y magníficamente conservado, se encuentra en pleno centro histórico de La Valetta, en Malta. Las muestras artísticas e históricas que posee merecen una visita pausada y contemplativa. Poer el mismo precio (6 euros) tenemos la entrada y una audioguía bastante buena. En mi opinión, el suelo completamente cubierto de lápidas de caballeros, los frescos y artesonados barrocos del techo y paredes y las tumbas y monumentos de los Grandes Maestres de la Orden de Malta, son los puntos fuertes de la visita.
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Very interesting

Interesting visit with audio guide fairly well explained. You can admire Caravaggio inside, but already one is worth the visit.

Muy interesante

Interesante visita con la audioguía, bastante bien explicado. Se puede admirar un Caravaggio en su interior, pero ya de por sí sola vale la pena la visita.
Eva - El mundo a la vuelta
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Sfarzosissima .......

With the Cathedral of St. John Valletta, early Baroque architecture, architect Gerolamo Cassar and Mattia Preti, houses the painting "The Beheading of St. John the Baptist" by Caravaggio 1608 link: ' http://www.pittart.com/caravaggio.htm' Art-On-Google Blog page in artistic "Painting Techniques" profile information with technical procedures, and photo-pitture.link: ' http://art-on-google.com/profile/susannagalbarini'

Sfarzosissima.......

La Concattedrale di San Giovanni La Valletta, architettura del primo barocco, architetti Gerolamo Cassar e Mattia Preti, ospita il dipinto "La decollazione di San Giovanni Battista" del Caravaggio 1608.
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