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Palazzo de Piro

Palazzo de Piro was originally a set of three houses, constructed in the second half of the sixteenth century by the Maltese military engineer and architect Girolamo Cassar, who also built St John’s Co-Cathedral in Valletta.

Some say that the design was originally done by his son, Vittorio. Palazzo de Piro upholds a noble tradition of taste and grandeur.

In 1868, Marquis Alexander de Piro D’Amico Inguanez and his wife Orsola made it their home. Their son Giuseppe became a bishop and the founder of the Missionary Society of St. Paul. He is in the process of canonization and might soon become Malta’s second modern saint, after St George Preca.

In 2005, Palazzo de Piro was acquired by The Metropolitan Cathedral Chapter, also responsible for the Mdina Cathedral and the Mdina Cathedral Museum, and extensive restoration works were undertaken to create a venue of cross-cultural, artistic and social dialogue.

Part of the building is used for catering purposes and one can enjoy the bastion walls and the view over Malta while enjoying a meal or a refreshment.
Opening hours
Temporarily closed

Address and street / location can be found on our map, click on Guide in the menu bar and you will get a map with markers.
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Palazzo de Piro Impression Tools museum

Palazzo de Piro impressively intertwined art

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Palazzo de Piro impressed works of art

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