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San Anton Palace

San Anton Palace is now the official residence of the President of Malta. Built in 1600 as a summer villa, Antoine de Paule, who after being elected Grand Master of the Order of Saint. Jana decided to move his seat here. The palace was rebuilt in 1623–1636 and served the next Grand Masters until the end of the 18th century.

During the French occupation (1798-1800), Maltese insurgents had their secret meeting place in the palace. From the first years of the nineteenth century until the '70s of the twentieth century, i.e. during the British rule, the palace of San Anton was the residence of the governor. As a result of repeated rebuilding and interior design changes, the palace is currently an eclectic building, devoid of one style dominant.

The Palace of San Anton is surrounded by gardens, made available to the public in 1882. Their architecture is created by a centrally located fountain, numerous sculptures and flower beds with flowers. The gardens also have an impressive aviary.

San Anton Palace map
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