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Reviving Malta’s architecture! Floriana’s St Publius façade to be restored
The church’s most recent façade was rebuilt after it was destroyed in World War II.

Emma Galea

It has been announced that the facade of the St Publius parish church in Floriana is now set to be restored.

The restoration will involve works on the current stone as well as the installation of a new system of lights to beautify the facade. The new lights system will also compliment the many events that are held at the Floriana Granaries, which the church overlooks.

Floriana church

The St Publius church dates all the way back to the 18th century. The first stone was placed in 1733 in the presence of Grand Master António Manoel de Vilhena.

Its facade was changed a number of times throughout the years. However, its most recent change came after World War II. The facade and the dome were destroyed after a number of bombs hit the church in April 1942. Reconstruction took place after the work under the direction of architect, Gustav Vincenti.

The facade is built in the neo-classical style, has a bell tower on both sides as well as a statue of Christ the King standing on top.

15th April 2024


Emma Galea
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Emma Galea
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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