Open Day Exhibiting St John's Co-Cathedral Tapestries This Sunday
The St John’s Co-Cathedral will be opening its doors to commemorate the completion of a sixteen-year restorative project of the historic set of Tapestries on Sunday 18 June 2023 between 16:00 hrs and 21:00 hrs.
This open day will provide an exclusive opportunity for the general public to view and experience an integral part of Malta’s cultural and historical heritage for more than three centuries.
Visitors will have the opportunity to explore the CoCathedral’s intricately embellished interior by joining one of the many guided tours of the tapestries in Maltese and English.
The set of tapestries was commissioned by the Grand Master of the Knights of St John, Frà Ramon Perellos y Roccafull, between 1697 and 1702. These magnificent tapestries display episodes from the Life of Christ and the Triumph of the Catholic Church. The set was being sent to Belgium since 2006 and restored by the Royal Manufacturers De Wit Laboratories where the project was finalised in 2022.
This set is the largest complete series of tapestries in the world and covers a total area of 730 m² with a length of 120 running metres.
For more information, visit the website here.