Monday, 16 January 2017

Visit Presidential Palace? Yes Please..Be Rude Not to

When you stay at Corinthia Palace Hotel you have the ideal opportunity to visit the Presidential Palace Gardens.

Well it would be rude not to visit the President as he only lives just across the road!

Gosh that's a long time ....

The walled gardens have been open to the public since 1882.

The Palace, built by the Knights of Malta in 1636, is today the residence of the Maltese President.

Apparently some of the trees in the garden are over 3 centuries old.

Let's take a stroll

Several paths and walkways take you through these pretty gardens with fountains and ponds.

The gardens are very popular with the locals where they sit and relax.  A Sunday gets quite busy!

Wildlife watching ...

The ponds are home to ducks and swans, including a beautiful black swan.

Umm?  Do all swans rest one leg at a time? :)

Excuse me .... any chance of me getting some sun too?

The turtles are cute and really funny as they bask in the sunshine.  It seems that whoever is the last to get out of the water gets the best place in the sun .... on the back of another!
Sadly we weren't invited for tea on this occasion!
But as you can see this is very grand and, if you are in Malta,well worth a visit.

Opening hours:

  • Monday - Sunday (June-Sept) 7am - 6pm
  • Monday - Sunday (Oct-May)    7am - 5pm
(at time of publishing)

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