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From Hammuna to Borgo del Castello - Birgu
Città Nuova
Città Vittoriosa
The Inquisition
The Collegiate Issue
Historical Sites - Collachio
La Valette's Magisterial Palace
The Auberges
Palace of the Conventual Chaplains
Holy Infirmary
The Castellania
The Armoury and Civil Hospital
The Bishop's Palace and Curia
The Universitá
Siculo – Norman House
Great Siege Monument
Historical Sites - Marina Wharf
Historical Sites - Other

Vittoriosa Local Council,
Couvre Porte,
Vittoriosa, CSP 09
Tel: 2166 2166
E-mail: [email protected]
The Castellania
(later the Inquisitor’s Palace)

The Order’s Castellania was built in 1530 – when it was known as the Civil Courts of Justice and Prison. It became the Inquisitor’s Palace between 1574 and 1798, when the Palace underwent significant structural changes. During the French occupation, the Palace housed the Cottonera Commander while the British turned it into a military hospital and later into an officers’ mess. Today it is run as a National Museum, and is a popular tourist destination.

The Inquisitor’s Palace, together with the Inquisitor’s summer residence in Girgenti, are of unique historical importance as they are the only two surviving Inquisitor’s Palaces in Europe.
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