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WATCH: Newly Restored St. John’s Co Cathedral Looking Trippy AF For Valletta 2018

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With Valletta 2018’s opening week underway and only five days to go until the official ceremony this Saturday, the foundation’s chairman Jason Micallef took to Facebook this weekend to share a colourful update straight from the capital city. This time, the newly-restored St. John’s Co-Cathedral was at the heart of it all.

The clip is only a minute and a half long, but sees the Baroque cathedral shuffle through some trippy animations as the projections are prepped for this weekend. Everything from a wave of colours to a cross-section shot teasing the structure’s interior were seen, and of course, those traditional luzzu eyes also made it to the façade.

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This morning, the cathedral’s official Facebook page announced the end of the three-year restoration project. The €600,000 project covered the cathedral’s 2,000 square metre area, with the central part of the façade seeing a complete restoration. 

Even though the co-Cathedral wasn’t slated as a Valletta 2018 infrastructural project, the façade restoration was timed to coincide with the long-awaited opening week. Jason Micallef himself was in fact present for this morning’s unveiling, the fruit of a three-year long initiative by the Restoration Directorate.

In a report about this morning’s unveiling, Times of Malta also shared aerial footage of the sprawling cathedral, which includes shots of the restored clocks.

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St. John’s Co-Cathedral will be one of four backdrops to the official opening of Valletta 2018 this Saturday. The ceremony will feature more of those amazingly trippy animations, along with a performance by a 140-strong choir.

Tonight, St. John’s will also be the venue for the Valletta International Baroque Festival.

Tag someone who’s heading to Valletta this weekend!

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