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Looking at the interior of St. John’s Co-Cathedral in Valletta one has no doubt that this country had literally and figuratively a very rich history. Before my trip to Malta I have looked through some photos and after seeing this church I knew I want to visit it. This picture contrasts very much with my previous pictures of Malta, showing a completely different image of the country, also being an evidence for the fact that Malta has something interesting to offer for everyone. This church is called a “co-cathedral” because the main cathedral of Malta is located in its old capital Mdina.

St. Johns Co-Cathedral (Maltese: Kon-Katidral ta’ San Ġwann), located in Valletta, capital of Malta, was built by the Knights of Malta between 1573 and 1578, having been commissioned in 1572 by Grand Master Jean de la Cassière as the conventual church of the Order of the Knights Hospitaller of St John, known as the Knights of Malta. The Church was designed by the Maltese military architect Glormu Cassar (Girolamo Cassar) who designed several of the more prominent buildings in Valletta. The church is considered to be one of the finest examples of high Baroque architecture in Europe and one of the world's great cathedrals.

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