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

Comments

  • avatar
    • 2 weeks ago
    • "DaveS"

    The New Years Eve celebration at Fort St. Elmo was well covered by the TV networks, even if in these COVID-19 times it was somewhat muted. Hoping that at the end of 2021 we will be back to watching a live audience event in St, Georges Square. The midnight Grand Harbour firework display was a s good as ever.

  • avatar
    • 2 weeks ago
    • "david"

    Happy New year to all skyline.
    Jon. Hopefully you are watching TVM.

  • avatar
    • 2 weeks ago
    • "trish"

    happy new year everyone, hope its a better one for you all. xx

  • avatar
    • 3 weeks ago
    • "DaveS"

    Looks like my piece about TVM and the Maltese show has been taken down.

  • avatar
    • 4 weeks ago
    • "Jon"

    Hi David. Thanks for this. I’ll look to see if I can get TVM (would have to be in English though).

  • avatar
    • 1 month ago
    • "david"

    Jon, I have in the past subscribed to TVM.
    However, I never know if the programme is TVM 1 or TVM2.
    The website does have an English version to make it easier.
    Hope this helps.

  • avatar
    • 1 month ago
    • "Jon"

    Hi Dave S; thanks for the update. We're in the UK, so no TV access for us. Good to know we can watch on Skyline - just need to remember the 1 hour time difference.

  • avatar
    • 1 month ago
    • "DaveS"

    The Times of Malta are reporting that the annual Valletta celebrations ushering in the new year will not be taking place in St George’s Square, but instead be televised live from Fort St Elmo. The three-hour show will be broadcast on TVM, NET and One between 10pm and 1am. There will also be a fireworks display that will be set off from the capital's Grand Harbor and its surroundings at midnight.
    So at least the fireworks will be watchable from Skyline Grand Harbour cams if you do not access to Maltese TV.

  • avatar
    • 1 month ago
    • "C D R"

    what happened to the cameras on Republic st miss them

  • avatar
    • 1 month ago
    • "John Benner"

    I am not convinced putting the host advert on the screen is a good idea and rather than attract customers to shop with them it might have the reverse effect .Just a thought .

  • avatar
    • 1 month ago
    • "John Benner"

    They are rehearsing for the Republic day ceremony on Sunday I imagine.

  • avatar
    • 1 month ago
    • "pat"

    Ohmygoodness!!! That is so pretty!!!

  • avatar
    • 1 month ago
    • "Freya"

    Beautiful light show!

  • avatar
    • 1 month ago
    • "DaveS"

    Is most likely the MCAST students rehearsing their Christmas light show.

  • avatar
    • 1 month ago
    • "Texan1"

    Seriously digging the snowflake light show!

  • avatar
    • 2 months ago
    • "Jon"

    Hi Gary; We'd booked ours well over a year prior. Once travel restrictions were lifted we decided we'd go. Unfortunately while we were there Malta was put on the UK's quarantine list which wasn't great when we returned. We could work from home, so all worth it. Hope you get there in 2021. I've noticed prices are higher next year.