Still proudly surveying her surroundings, this statue of Queen Victoria by Sicilian sculptor Giuseppe Valenti has kept the memory of Her Majesty very much alive in our capital city. Behind the statue is the beautiful building housing the National Library.
The statue itself is in a square which is surrounded by a number of cafeterias and is a very popular place to stop for a coffee while on
a shopping spree an errand in our capital city. I can only imagine the thousands of conversations that Her Majesty must have eavesdropped on - from business transactions to the whispers of lovers – there is not much that goes on in this square that can escape her penetrating gaze.
The statue of Queen Victoria was erected in 1891 to mark the 50th anniversary of her reign and the first centenary of British colonial rule in Malta.
Queen Victoria Statue
Republic Square (formerly Queen’s Square)