Saturday, October 4, 2014
Magnificent cathedral highlight of first day in Malta
The Cathedral contains seven rich chapels, each dedicated to the patron saint of a different ‘langue’ (or section) of the Knights. The Chapel of the Anglo-Bavarian Langue was formerly known as the Chapel of the Relic where the Knights used to keep relics they had acquired through the centuries. There were chapels for Provence, France, Italy, Germany, Auvergne and Aragon, and one chapel for Castile, Leon and Portugal. Each chapel seemed more ornate than the last. The painting depicting The Beheading of Saint John the Baptist by Caravaggio is the most famous work in the church.
By now the cathedral was becoming much busier with tourists from a cruise ship. It was time to acquaint ourselves with our room.