Palazzo Costanzo

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Palazzo Costanzo
Palazzo Costanzo.jpeg
Façade of Palazzo Costanzo
General information
StatusIntact
TypePalace
LocationMdina, Malta
Coordinates35°53′12.7″N 14°24′11.2″E / 35.886861°N 14.403111°E / 35.886861; 14.403111Coordinates: 35°53′12.7″N 14°24′11.2″E / 35.886861°N 14.403111°E / 35.886861; 14.403111
Completed1666
ClientTomaso Costanzo
Technical details
MaterialLimestone
Floor count2
Website
www.palazzocostanzo.com

Palazzo Constanzo is a palace in Mdina, Malta, situated on Villegaignon Street. It was formerly the residence of a noble Sicilian family, having been constructed in 1666 by Tomaso Costanzo.[1] The building was later converted into a restaurant.[2] It also hosts the Medieval Times Show, which provides an insight into local life in the 14th and 15th centuries.[3]

The building has two floors along with underground cellars. Its façade is symmetrical, and it includes a rectangular doorway, above which is a small oval window and an open balcony. Two windows flank the door and balcony on either side. The corbels and surrounds of the doors and windows are decorated with simple designs.[1]

It is scheduled as a Grade 1 monument and it is listed on the National Inventory of the Cultural Property of the Maltese Islands.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Palazzo Costanzo" (PDF). National Inventory of the Cultural Property of the Maltese Islands. 28 December 2012. Archived from the original (PDF) on 22 December 2015.
  2. ^ Hans E. Latzke (12 September 2012). Malta, Gozo & Comino (in German). DuMont Reiseverlag. p. 211. ISBN 978-3-7701-7297-9.
  3. ^ Gaul, Simon (2007). Malta, Gozo and Comino. New Holland Publishers. p. 244. ISBN 978-1-86011-365-9.