Saturday, 9 April 2011

Architecture in Valletta, Malta

The Auberge de Castille in Valletta has been recently restored through EU funding. Apart from being the office of the Prime Minister it is also a landmark for many locals. Tourists often stop to pose next to the canons in front of the Auberge. Being two minutes away from the Upper Barrakka Gardens it is an ideal spot for those who want to have a quick view of Valletta. Parking in the area is tricky especially between 8am and 5pm. The Park and Ride option is a cheap and effective way if your going to Valletta by car.

Some info about this building:

Designed by Girolamo Cassar but later remodelled under Grand Master di Pinto, Auberge de Castille, situated in Castille Place, is one of the finest architectural works in Malta, as evidenced by its spectacular façade. Finely proportioned and strictly symmetrical, the building was badly damaged during World War II but was later carefully restored. The building now houses the office of the Prime Minister.

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