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Saint John's Co-Cathedral

Local name: Kon-Katidral ta' San Ġwann

St. Patrick's Cathedral John is a pearl of Baroque art, the temple of the Order of St. John (hospitalers, bachelors of Malta) erected in 1573-1578 according to the design of Girolamo Cassara. The cathedral has many relics, including the right hand of St. John the Baptist. The most valuable works of painting are two paintings by Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio - "Beheading of St. John the Baptist "and" Saint. Jerome writing. "

The cathedral has the world's largest collection of tapestries (tapestries) - 29 tapestries depicting scenes from the life of Christ. They are a gift from Grand Master Ramon Perellos y Roccaful, elected in 1697. According to the Order of St. John, every new Grand Master was obliged to give a generous gift to the church. The cathedral floor is covered with tombstones of religious knights buried here.

Each of the eight chapels in the temple is dedicated to one of the "languages", i.e. one of the national-territorial formations of the Knights of St. John, who came from Provence, Auvergne, France, England, Italy, Germany, Aragon and Castile.


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Triq San Gwann VGX6+2X Valletta , Malta