Inquisitor’s Palace – Castellania Courtyard

The Inquisitor’s Palace, situated in the heart of Vittoriosa, is one of the very few surviving palaces of its kind and the only inquisitorial palace still presented as such and made accessible to the public. Many of these palaces simply succumbed to the ravages of time or were victims of the reactionary powers unleashed by the French Revolution. Fortunately, throughout its 500 years of history the Maltese Inquisitor’s Palace hosted high-ranking officials whose taste is reflected in an architectural gem, spanning centuries and styles – a remarkable palatial setting which is now open to the public as a museum and can serve as a unique sophisticated backdrop for your exclusive events.

Castellania Courtyard
Dating back to the 1530s, this inner courtyard predates the arrival of the first resident Inquisitor in the palace and was originally at the heart of the Magna Curia Castellania, the Order of St John’s civil law courts when Birgu was still the Knights’ administrative hub. Built by the capomastro who accompanied the Knights from Rhodes, this inner courtyard with its robust columns and iconic quadripartite vaults is Malta’s last example of Late Medieval architecture – an exceptional setting for product launching and light standing receptions or corporate events.

Wheelchair Accessible

Facilities – Kitchen Amenities / Toilet

Restrictions – Sound till 11pm / No access to Museum / No Confetti / No Gas Cylinders

Parking Space – Street Parking

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