Valletta Guided Tour Incl. St. John’s Co-Cathedral & Audio-Visual Show

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Discover Malta’s capital city on this immersive walking tour that takes you to Valletta’s main sights. Stroll past the historic Grandmaster's Palace, admire exquisite Baroque architecture and Italian artwork inside St John’s Co-Cathedral, and take in views of Grand Harbour from the terraced Upper Barrakka Gardens. Your guide will teach you about Valletta’s history and heritage, from the 1500s to today.

Itinerary Details

Operated by: Robert Arrigo & Sons

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Upper Barrakka Gardens

During this tour you will walk through the bustling streets of Valletta admiring the stunning buildings (some dating back to the 16th century) and the distinctive architecture of the city – the city is Baroque in character, with elements of Mannerist, Neo-Classical and Modern architecture. A visit to the Upper Barrakka Gardens is a must, here you can enjoy breath-taking views of the imposing Grand Harbour.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: St. John's Co-Cathedral

Then we will visit the marvellous Co-Cathedral dedicated to St. John the Baptist, built by the Order of the Knights of St. John soon after the Great Siege of 1565 and completed in the year 1577. It is unquestionably one of the World’s most magnificent cathedrals. One of the most remarkable features of the cathedral is the impressive marble floor which is composed of nearly 400 tombstones of Knights and officers of the Order, each tombstone is inlaid by a coloured marble slab bearing the crest, coat-of-arms, and epitaph of the noble knight or high-ranking officer. Besides other treasured paintings, the cathedral also houses ‘The Beheading of Saint John the Baptist’ by the famous painter Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio, considered one of Caravaggio’s greatest masterpieces it is the only work signed by the painter.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: The Malta Experience

Before the end of this half day tour, we will enjoy a must-see audio-visual show. Educational, informative, and entertaining, the show runs through the turbulent history of a small island nation that has overcome almost unimaginable odds to survive and prosper, the audio-visual show will enrich your understanding of the islands, its people and its rich history through beautiful imagery and a gripping commentary.

Duration: 30 minutes
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