Open Day on Sunday 7 May to visit the Exhibition of the Tapestries
The St John’s Co-Cathedral Foundation is pleased to announce an upcoming Open Day to commemorate the completion of a sixteen-year restorative project of the historic set of Tapestries on Sunday 7 May 2023 between 15:00 hrs and 20:00 hrs (last entry at 19:30 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 Co-Cathedral’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. The majority of the tapestries measure 6.2 x 6.5m making this set of 750m2 the largest antique set in the world.
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