Insight Guides: Malta by Insight Guides

Insight Guides: Malta by Insight Guides

Author:Insight Guides
Language: eng
Format: epub
Tags: Travel, Malta
Publisher: APA
Published: 2016-11-11T05:00:00+00:00


Details from the interior of St John’s Co-Cathedral.

Sylvaine Poitau/Apa Publications

The chapels of the langues: left aisle

At the end of the left aisle is the Chapel of the Holy Relics, with an altarpiece of St Charles Borromeo. Next to it is the Chapel of Provence, with a contemporary copy of Guido Reni’s St Michael, and the mausoleums of the two Provençal Grand Masters, de Paule (1623–36) and Lascaris Castellar (1636–57).

Fact

Running parallel to Republic Street is Strait Street, a landmark for anyone who served in Malta during World War II. Known then as “The Gut”, it comprised of nothing but ever-open bars, dancehalls and brothels. Today, these establishments have disappeared and the street is enjoying its second lease of life and offers several pleasant dining options



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