Valletta - St.George's Square, The Palace live cam
Valletta, view over St.George's Square and Il-Palazz tal-Gran Mastru

Valletta - St.George's Square, The Palace

It is one of the most beautiful cultural icons of Malta and a must-see for people visiting Valletta (Il-Belt Valletta), St. George's Square (Pjazza San Gorg o Misraħ San Ġorġ), also known as Palace Square (Misraħ il-Palazz) is the heart of the city, meeting place, crossing point, scenary of events of any kind flanked on one side by the Grandmaster's Palace (Il-Palazz tal-Gran Mastru), simply known as The Palace and the Main Guard Building on the other side.

The square was recently turned from a car park into a pedestrian area, an open space designed for enjoyment and relaxation surrounded by modern and historic buildings, The Palace is one of the most magnificent and purest examples of Maltese heritage; the centre of the square is enriched by a modern ground-level and rectangular-shaped fountain erupting and flowing in rhythm with the music at regular intervals, it is a pleasure for children of all ages who love running through it.

The Grandmaster's Palace overlooks the square, one of the most impressive in Malta, this building has hosted for a longtime the House of the Grandmaster of the Knights of the Order of St. John, then the British Government, today it is the seat of the President and home to the House of Representatives of Malta; The Palace was first commissioned by the Grandmaster del Monte, initially hardly showed any decoration, only after his death it was improved, enlarged and embellished under the Grandmaster Jean de la Cassiere and the architect Gerolamo Cassar (Gelormu Cassar), by the mid-eighteenth century The Palace reached its present structure, a Renaissance masterpiece of art and architecture, other decorative elements were added later such as the wonderful main doors and the wooden balconies. Two splendid gardens enrich its outdoor space, the Prince Alfred’s Courtyard and Neptune’s Courtyard where we can find a spiral staircase that leads to the entrance of the state rooms; the interior spaces are of extraordinary beauty, lavishly decorated marble corridors, beautiful frescoes, magnificent rooms, our tour should include: the Council Chamber, a splendid room adorned with tapestries, a personal gift of the Spanish Grandmaster Ramon Perellos y Rocaful, the State Dining Room, embellished by splendid paintings, the Supreme Council Hall (or Throne Room) boasting top quality frescoes that depict the Great Siege, the Ambassador’s Hall (or Red Room) where portraits of Grandmasters and other rulers hang, the Palace Armoury, one of the world's largest and richest collections of arms, three centuries of military history are here displayed through swords, guns, crossbows, shotguns and cannons, partly reduced by the depredations of the French; among the unique treasures the personal armour of Grandmaster La Valette, the founder of The City; all rooms are usually used for state functions, when possible, they are regularly open to the public.

Cam on-line since: 04/12/2014

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    • 1 week ago
    • DEREK JAMES BEVAN

    Hi folks ,Drying out nicely now after the rain ,I was over last at this time for the Mdina grand prix and on practice day it stotted down drenching the VIP areas overlooking the pit area. Gan canny lads and lasses.

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    • 1 week ago
    • DEREK JAMES BEVAN

    good afternoon Viv. aa wes wunderin wa ye wus? aye there are a few more vistas to see the ones overlooking St.Pauls bay and especially the new ones from the Phonecia looking across the grand harbour and over toward Mdina and Imtarfa. as you said gan canny lass.

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    • 1 week ago
    • Avril Bailey

    A request and query, the cam where the musical fountains, will they be coming back on line? Loved them, especially in the evening when they was lighting with the display.

  • avatar
    • 1 week ago
    • Avril Bailey

    Will the sentries be returning to their posts in the near future?

  • avatar
    • 1 week ago
    • viv

    Morning everyone! A shout out to Derek James Bevan and hopefully, Mrs Linda Bourne. I've not been on this forum for a long time, so hope all my Skyline friends are well. How lovely to have this camera back, it's a shame the weather is the same as here in the North East, but much warmer... Nice to see lots of new vistas. As DJB says, gan canny!

  • avatar
    • 1 week ago
    • Matteo Debono

    You can watch the Notte Bianca on TVM.

  • avatar
    • 2 weeks ago
    • Jean

    I have just returned from sunny Valletta and spotted the missing benches in the Grandmasters Courtyard
    As there is almost continuous events in St Georges Square their reappearance may be some time away

  • avatar
    • 2 weeks ago
    • MEL

    Jon..... you are correct.

  • avatar
    • 2 weeks ago
    • Capture Sam

    2oct19--Jon, Search for 'malta bus service' , this will give you the url of the dept. you should ask for the correct info.
    Let us know. Thanks

  • avatar
    • 2 weeks ago
    • Jon

    Hi; I'm looking for some help. Does anyone know whether buses run and if so with what frequency on News Years Day in Malta? I'm looking to get from the ferry terminal to the airport - the X1 is the obvious choice. I read somewhere that between approx. noon & 3.00pm they don't run so drives can have lunch with their families (nice idea). Any advice be appreciated. Thanks.

  • avatar
    • 2 weeks ago
    • Capture Sam

    1oct19--Notte Bianca returns to Valletta on October 5 from 7pm onwards, bringing forth a new vision with a passion for arts at heart. This year, Festivals Malta has rebranded the popular festival with a fresh new identity, introducing its new tagline ‘Where arts bring the city to life’. < from Times of Malta < - EnJoy EnJoy

  • avatar
    • 2 weeks ago
    • Peter

    Love this webcam. Glad its back. Always something going on.

  • avatar
    • 2 weeks ago
    • user64172960 Al

    H/S Nil today on this cam

  • avatar
    • 2 weeks ago
    • Capture Sam

    28p19--Thank You, Jean.

  • avatar
    • 3 weeks ago
    • Dee

    user69006083.. Please read the FAQ at the bottom of the page.

  • avatar
    • 3 weeks ago
    • Kernow Lad

    Thank you Skyline for your superb choice of worldwide webcams, and all free to use. This cam is one I enjoy above all others.