Auberge d'Allemagne

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Auberge d'Allemagne
Berġa ta' Alemanja
General information
Status Destroyed
Address West Street
Town or city Valletta
Country Malta
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Construction started 1571
Completed 1575
Demolished 1839
Technical details
Material Limestone
Design and construction
Architect Girolamo Cassar

Auberge d'Allemagne (Maltese: Berġa ta' Alemanja) was an auberge in Valletta, Malta. It was built between 1571 and 1575[1] to house knights of the Order of Saint John from the langue of Germany. It was vacated in 1798 when the Order was expelled during the French occupation of Malta. By the 1830s, the building was used as the residence of the Chief Justice.[2] It was demolished in 1839 to make way for St Paul's Pro-Cathedral.[3] Auberge d'Allemagne was the only auberge in Malta to be intentionally demolished, since the other destroyed auberges were pulled down due to damage sustained in World War II.[4]

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A plaque on the façade of the pro-cathedral commemorating the former auberge

The auberge was designed by the Maltese architect Girolamo Cassar,[5] but almost nothing is known about the structure.[3]

References

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  2. MacGill, Thomas (1839). A hand book, or guide, for strangers visiting Malta. Malta: Luigi Tonna. p. 63.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. 3.0 3.1 "the auberges in valletta". angelfire.com. Retrieved 25 July 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. "The houses of the Knights of St. John". malta.com. Retrieved 25 July 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  5. Schiavone, Michael J. (2009). Dictionary of Maltese Biographies Vol. 1 A-F. Pietà: Pubblikazzjonijiet Indipendenza. pp. 520–521. ISBN 9789993291329.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>