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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Magnificent building dating from the 16th century, built by the Knights of St John, and now the official residence of the Prime Minister. The two canons aside of the steps give it a somewhat menacing appearance, but as they didn’t go off when we took...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Andy-S60
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

the Auberge de castille is a massive building with a beautiful doorway and extremely charming style of exterior coating.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank shiraziwine
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

In the heart of the square and only seen from the outside, this quite impressive historic building now represents the office of the Prime Minister but once was used by the Knights of St John. There are other things of note in the square that...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank AliceR641
Reviewed January 13, 2019

This is a really imposing building and is the present-day Office of the Prime Minister of Malta, and was built by the Knights in the 1570s. It served as an auberge for the langue of Castile, León and Portugal.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank nickpayne82
Reviewed January 7, 2019

This is to day the Office of the Prime Minister. Just round the corner at Merchants Street you will find two other magnificent Auberges. If you come from the Valletta Cruise Liner terminal you take the Barrakka Lift and on leaving the garden you will...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Paul M
Reviewed January 1, 2019

Baroque Castle, now the residence of the Prime Minister. Outside is very impressive, I do not know if it can be seen from inside.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Ogi0
Reviewed November 26, 2018

It sits right on Castille Plaza and is very eye catching. Such a beautiful building. Castille Plaza is right next to the Upper Barrakka Gardens.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Sue M
Reviewed November 19, 2018

One of the historic auberges of one of the langues of the Knights of Malts, it is now the primeminister's residence. It commands a magnificent position at the entrance to the old city of Valletta and is a magnificent piece of mid eighteenth-century architecture.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Jeremy G
Reviewed October 25, 2018

This beautiful building is the office of the prime minister of Malta. It was built in the 16th Century and was rebuilt in 1740s. Its baroque architecture style (and the two guns in front) is very interesting and attractive.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Rami A
Reviewed October 22, 2018

Just after entering the old city from the bus station, going right toward the Northern Barrakka Gardens, we arrived at this place with this building. The facade is nice and at night it was light colored with a vivid pink. I don't know if everynight...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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