The Vibrant Gathering Spot and Infiorata of Pjazza San Gorg
Pjazza San Gorg
The iconic cultural icon and gathering spot of St George’s Basilica, Pjazza San Gorg is well-known for the synchronised swaying of its central water fountain to music. This is not the only thing to do here, though!
During the Valletta Green Festival, Pjazza San Gorg will be transformed into an ‘infiorata’, or floral carpet of 80,000 flowers in whites, pinks, purples, yellows and reds.
Built in the 17th century as part of the Knights of St John’s new city design for Victoria, the square was originally used for military purposes. Later, it became a center of shopping and socializing. Today, it’s still a busy gathering spot for locals and visitors alike.
Also known as Palace Square (Misrah il-Palazz), St George’s Square is Malta’s most prominent cultural icon and meeting point. It is bordered by the Grandmaster’s Palace, one of Valletta’s most striking architectural structures.
The 3D Architectural Mapping Projections at Pjazza San Gorg are on until Sunday 31st of December. This year’s installation, which celebrates Valletta’s 450th anniversary, pays tribute to the city’s rich history with key historical characters and events animated across the facade of the Grandmaster’s Palace. The projections are created by MCAST students in collaboration with the Valletta 2018 Foundation. An infiorata, or carpet of flowers, is also being laid on the square following tradition that goes back to the 12th Century.
Pjazza San Gorg is home to a stunning floral installation known as the Infioriata. This display of over 400 square metres of flowers in a wide variety of colours and shapes is sure to delight and inspire visitors.
The square is also bordered by the Grandmaster’s Palace (Il-Palazz tal-Gran Mastru), one of Malta’s most striking architectural landmarks. It’s also home to the Eco Market – where creative entrepreneurs offer handmade, eco-friendly products.
The square is a must-visit for anyone interested in exploring Malta’s rich culture and history. Whether you’re looking for a relaxing place to unwind, or a vibrant gathering point with an electric atmosphere, the square has something to offer everyone. So, don’t miss out on your chance to experience the best of Gozo’s capital city – Pjazza San Gorg. It’s a truly unforgettable destination.
St George’s Square (Misrah il-Palazz) is the most culturally endearing and striking public area of the city of Valletta, and a must-see for all visitors to Malta. The square is bordered by the Grandmaster’s Palace and is one of Malta’s most iconic landmarks and meeting points. Stay in a traditional townhouse or luxury hotel and enjoy a view of the vibrant life of this historic square, or escape its buzz and unwind. Safe and secure online bookings.