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St George’s Square

St George’s Square, or Palace Square,   is flanked by two important buildings, the Main Guard, built during the   British rule in Malta, and the Grand Master’s Palace, built during the time   of the Knights of Malta. The Main Guard is not open for the public, since   government entities are housed there. The Main Guard was used by the British cavalry.

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The square is made   into a pedestrian zone and is equipped public wifi, benches and with a water   organ, hidden in the pavement. This water organ synchronises music with water   spouting up. Every hour at the hour it plays a Maltese waltz, composed by   Charles Camilleri.

A glass panel covers   a slab of stone with a hole in it. In this stone, a wooden pole was placed,   to be used during the carnival games of ‘Kukkanja’ in the Knights’ period.

The participants’   goal was to climb the pole to catch the prizes on top of the pole, such as   wine or delicacies. The main prize was the flag and those who were able to   snatch the flag from the top of the pole could expect a great financial   reward and were allowed to call themselves ‘Kukkanja’ for a year. To make it   more competitive, the pole was greased.

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