St. John's Co-Cathedral - Valletta, Malta
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1
N 35° 53.844 E 014° 30.744
33S E 455996 N 3972678
Quick Description: St. John's Co-Cathedral is located on the northeast side of St. John's Square, Valletta, Malta.
Location: Malta
Date Posted: 11/25/2019 11:30:06 AM
Waymark Code: WM11PAV
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote
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Long Description:
Saint John's Co-Cathedral is a Roman Catholic church in the middle of Valletta, Malta. It was commissioned by Grand Master Jean de la Cassière as the Conventual Church of Saint John for worship by the Knights of the Order of St. John. The Co-cathedral was built of limestone in the Mannerism style by the between 1572 and 1577. It was designed by the Maltese architect Girolamo Cassar.

The bell and clock tower has several unusual features. At the top are a group if three bells. The two smaller bells at the bottom ring together. Above and slightly in front of this pair of bells is a larger bell. Below in an arched opening is the largest bell which weighs 7000 kg (15400 lbs).

Below this bell is a balcony from which a newly selected Grand Master would be announced to the Knights and the people of the town. He would throw silver coins to the crowd gathered on the ground. Below the balcony is a large single-hand clock. Lower and to the left is a dial which indicates the date in Arabic numbers. To the right is a dial that indicates the day of the week of the week in Latin abbreviations.

Saint John's Co-Cathedral is listed on the National Inventory of the Cultural Property of the Maltese Islands.
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