St John’s Co-Cathedral in Valletta organising open day as they exhibit the largest tapestries set in the world
The set of tapestries was commissioned by the Grand Master of the Knights of St John, Frà Ramon Perellos y Roccafull.
The St John's Co-Cathedral Foundation has announced an open day, this coming Sunday 7th May to commemorate the completion of a sixteen-year restorative project of the historic set of Tapestries on
Those who wish to visit are welcome to do so between 3pm and 8pm with the last entry being at 7:30pm.
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 set of 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.
It 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.
The Exhibition will open on Friday 5th May and will stay open till 24th June during visiting hours.
For more information, visit the St John's Co-Cathedral website or email at [email protected].
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