Valletta
Baroque splendour! Valletta’s Oratory of the Onorati open once more after months of restoration
It was first built in 1613.

Emma Galea

Valletta’s Oratory of the Onorati, found adjacent to the Jesuits’ College in Valletta is open once again for visitors after months of restoration and it looks spectacular!

The oratory was built all the way back in 1613, during the time of the Knights of St John here in Malta but it was remodelled once again between the years 1657-59.

Its main purpose was to serve as a congregation for students from the Jesuits’ College which later ended up becoming the University of Malta.

The Oratory of the Onorati is covered in a cycle of paintings depicting the life of the Virgin Mary. They were painted by the artists Stefano and Alessio Eradi.

After months of work, the Jesuits’ Church foundation will be holding their first concert in this splendid baroque venue on Wednesday, 22nd November 2023 for St Cecilia’s Day. ‘Cecilia’s Legacy: Women in Song’ will be a concert full of all-female composers with mezzo soprano Francesca Bartolo together with pianist Julia Miller.

You can view the Foundations full cultural programme here.

17th November 2023


Emma Galea
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Emma is a Gozitan writer who loves all things related to English literature and history. When not busy studying or writing you will either find her immersed in a fictional book or at the cinema trying to watch as many films as she possibly can!

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