Watch: Virtual tour of St Paul’s Pro-Cathedral in Valletta launched

Tista' taqra bil- Malti.

A virtual tour project at St Paul’s Pro-Cathedral in Valletta has been officially inaugurated.

This project, assisted by the Malta Tourism Authority, was created during the COVID-19 pandemic with the view that the cathedral would still open its doors to Maltese and tourists, but in a virtual manner.

This was announced by Minister for Tourism and Consumer Protection Julia Farrugia Portelli during a visit to this cathedral. Farrugia Portelli explained how this cathedral is a iconic building in the capital city that is visited every year by around 30,000 tourists.

The virtual tour of the cathedral can be carried out through 12 short videos available on the website. The videos are in English and the tour will also eventually be available in French, Italian, Spanish and Portuguese. In addition, this tour is also accessible through an app called ‘St Paul Pro Cathedral’ which can be downloaded for free on mobile phones so that tourists visiting the cathedral can follow the tour step by step.

Canon Simon Godfrey explained how the Pro-Anglican Cathedral of St Paul forms an intrinsic part of Malta’s cultural heritage and is recognised worldwide. The cathedral’s bell tower, which rises to more than 67 metres from the ground, is a historic and iconic element of Valletta’s scene.

The Canon appealed for help from volunteers to assist visitors visiting the cathedral, and those interested can send an email to josette@stpaulspromalta.org.

Also present for the visit were Godfrey Kenely, David Roberts and Josette Borg on behalf of the cathedral management.