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Auberge de Castille, Valletta, Malta

Category: History, Heritage and Legends of Malta and Gozo, Valletta, capital city of Malta

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Auberge de Castille, Valletta, Malta

 

The Auberge de Castille was built in 1574 as a residence for the Spanish and Portuguese “langue”or nationalities within the Order of the Knights of St John of Malta.

 

The original building was designed by renowned Maltese architect, Girolamo Cassar and the the whole building was extensively remodelled in 1744 by Andrea Belli into the building you see today.

 

During the French occupation of Malta, the French military used the Auberge as a headquarters and after the British took control of Malta in 1800, the British military also used it as a headquarters.  Following independence from Britain, the Auberge became the office of the Maltese Prime Minister in 1972.

 

The Auberge is located in Castille Place, the highest point n Valletta, next to the Upper Barrakka Gardens.  The Auberge is not open to the public, but you can admire the beautiful façade.

 

 

 

 

 

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