EXTENSIVE RESTORATION AT SAN ANTON PALACE | NEW STATE ROOMS
Extensive restoration works have, and are taking place in different areas at San Anton Palace. In the words of the President of Malta, this is being done so that “San Anton Palace will be restored to its original splendour for the enjoyment of the Maltese and Gozitans”.
The restoration began in early 2015 when a number of rooms surrounding the private gardens of San Anton Palace were restored. Today these rooms host the offices of The President’s Foundation for the Wellbeing of Society. At the same time the the rooms which in the past had been used as store-rooms were in the process of being completely emptied to be transformed into a multi-purpose hall. It was during this process that a number of arches were discovered in the part of the Palace which had just been restored, after tearing down the ceiling which set them apart from the the store rooms.
Work was also been carried out in the main kitchen of the Palace where cold rooms were installed, while at the same time a number of arches were restored.