Daily Archives: July 31, 2014

Sliema and Manoel Island | Malta | 31 July 2014

© Tony Blood - Sliema and Manoel Island, Malta, 31 July 2014

© Tony Blood – Sliema and Manoel Island, Malta, 31 July 2014

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St. Paul’s Anglican Cathedral | Valletta, Malta | 31 July 2014

At the end of Archbishop Street in Valletta is St. Paul’s Anglican Cathedral. It was built between 1839 and 1844 and funded by the Dowager Queen Adelaide widow of King William IV.

During her visit in 1838-39 she discovered that there was not an Anglican church in Malta and ordered one to be built. The cathedral was finally built on the site where the Auberge d’Allemagne, home to the German knights, used to stand but was knocked down to make way for the new cathedral. The cathedral was dedicated to St. Paul and has a huge steeple of 65m (210ft) which stands out marking the capital’s skyline.

Next to the cathedral is the Carmelite Dome in which the original had to be replaced in 1958 when the dome was bombed during World War II.

Information from:
Web: http://www.visitmalta.com/en/info/stpaulsanglicancathedral

© Tony Blood - St. Paul's Anglican Cathedral. Valletta Malta, 31 July 2014

© Tony Blood – St. Paul’s Anglican Cathedral. Valletta Malta, 31 July 2014

© Tony Blood - Carmelite Church. Valletta Malta, 31 July 2014

© Tony Blood – Carmelite Church. Valletta Malta, 31 July 2014