Tuesday, 4 December 2012

Snapshots of … The Courtyards at the Grand Master’s Palace

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The Grand Master’s Palace was built in 1571. It was designed by Girolamo Cassar and is built around two courtyards. The smaller courtyard is known as Prince Alfred’s Courtyard and was so named to commemorate the visit of Prince Alfred in 1851. Adorning this courtyard is Pinto’s Clock which was created in 1745.

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The other, larger courtyard is dominated by a bronze statue of the god Neptune and it is commonly called Neptune’s Courtyard.

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Location: The Grand Master’s Palace Courtyards, St George’s Square, Valletta

November 2012

3 comments:

  1. Loree, you know how much I love these old palaces. Do you think that I could camp out in the courtyard? ;)

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  2. That would make two of us out camping, lol! It's beautiful!

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  3. I love this courtyard. Its seems every time I go by or visit the grounds I have to take photos :) I have so many pictures from here, especially of Neptune's statue. Beautiful shots as always Loree :)

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