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

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    • 15 hours ago
    • JCC

    Square is closed to public transport. Only official government and contractors vehicles are allowed.

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    • 15 hours ago
    • Jon

    Seems to be lots of vehicles parked to the top left hand corner of the screen (I assume waiting to enter the square. Anyone know anything about why?

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    • 15 hours ago
    • Flo

    The camera was off due to refurbishments of Michael's Restaurant. Camera back on for this week's activities Go to this link for further details https://www.visitmalta.com/en/event-details/2017-11/the-presidents-solidarity-fun-run-2017-10955

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    • 21 hours ago
    • Capture Sam

    the time lapse has now updated , thanks anyway

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    • 24 hours ago
    • Capture Sam

    17nov17-- I just looked at the 'time-lapse' , is that time capsule from the last day from this 'live cam's' last position?

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    • 1 day ago
    • DaveS

    Loads of Christmas goods on show in Bugibba and Naxxar two weeks ago

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    • 1 day ago
    • PMM

    Yay - nice to have this cam back online - hope it starts to look a bit more Christmassy soon! ☺

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    • 1 day ago
    • Jan Valenta

    Hallo Friends What Is It Historical Costumes Costume ?

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    • 1 day ago
    • J.C. Borg

    What about having a cam to view the nicely restored Triton Fountain?

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    • 1 day ago
    • Capture Sam

    16nov17--Yup, Excellent view. With the new cam position the info tags are a bit wack, but a thanks goes to the person that loaded them.

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    • 1 day ago
    • Carol Underwood

    Great to see this cam back .... Thanks to all.....

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    • 1 day ago
    • Matt Ireland

    Welcome back St George's Square....We have missed you!

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    • 1 day ago
    • Linda Huggard

    Lovely to see the camera back on again

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    • 2 days ago
    • tom taylor

    I agree with the other comments, glad to see this camera back.

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