Children’s Tour of the City of Valletta…

© Nicky Scicluna

A tour tailor-made for seven to 12-year-old children, retelling the legends and mysteries of the capital, will be held on Saturday 8 March. This is a novelty among the popular cultural tours organized by the Malta Council for Culture and the Arts.

During this tour, the children together with professional guides and members of In Guardia will discover a number of interesting sites and the stories that are woven around them. The tour will visit the Great Siege monument, St Paul’s church and St Ursula Street, where the children will have the opportunity to see the relics of Blessed Gerard, the founder of the Order of St John. Explanations will also be given about the Castellania, the old prison and the famous hook with the stories and legends surrounding it. The tour will also visit Our Lady of Victory Church as well as Pjazza Teatru Rjal with all the stories – sometimes tragic and controversial – around it. Participants will visit the backstage area of this new space as well as seeing the latest technology. Parents or guardians are invited to accompany the children throughout the visit.

Organised by the Malta Council for Culture and the Arts, these monthly cultural tours have now become a part of the calendar of events which are followed by many participants who want to increase their knowledge of our Maltese heritage.

Departure will be from near a leading hotel in Floriana at 11am. Participation is free.

Booking closes at noon on Wednesday 5 March, 2014 or earlier if the tour is fully booked. Tickets may be purchased from the offices of the Malta Council for Culture and the Arts at 230 Republic Street, Valletta (further down from St George’s Square) from Monday to Friday between 8.30am and 3.30pm.

For further information please telephone on 2123 2515 or 2124 5168. You may also contact us through email noel.damato@maltaculture.com or visit our website www.maltaculture.com