The Malta Independent 18 November 2018, Sunday

Castello Dei Baroni Opens its doors to the public

Malta Independent Sunday, 7 February 2010, 00:00 Last update: about 6 years ago

Built in 1783 during the time of Grandmaster Emanuel de Rohan Polduc, Castello Dei Baroni is one of Malta’s formerly hidden historical treasures. Today, the castle and its grounds are open to the public.

Already renowned as one of the most exclusive wedding venues in Malta, the Castello, as it is affectionately known, is set to become one of Malta’s foremost tourist attractions, welcoming visitors from Monday to Friday.

The Castello Dei Baroni tour begins with a virtual panoramic history of, not surprisingly, the Knights of St John who played a pivotal role in the formation of our heritage and our history. Following the virtual show is a guided tour of the Castello, detailing its origins as a hunting lodge and how it may have been used by the Knights. The recreation of various rooms on display such as the Grandmasters bedroom, the meditation room (chapel), library and the Supreme Council Chamber have been designed to give visitors a real and tangible feel of the life and times of the Knights.

The Castello Dei Baroni is the first tourist attraction in Malta offering displays of ancient pastimes and sports, such as falconry. One can even try his hand at field archery. The well-stocked coffee shop equipped with a free Wi-Fi system will also be available for visitors.

The Castello Dei Baroni as a tourist attraction was inaugurated by the Prime Minister Dr Lawrence Gonzi who marked its contribution to Malta’s heritage and the importance of making it come to life in this way.

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