Francesco Laparelli and Girolamo Cassar - Valletta, Malta
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N 35° 53.771 E 014° 30.612
33S E 455797 N 3972544
Quick Description: A monument honoring the designer Francesco Laparelli and the architect Girolamo Cassar of Valletta, Malta was erected on the 450th anniversary of beginning of the construction of Valletta. It is located on Ordnance St. in Valletta.
Location: Malta
Date Posted: 11/9/2019 6:11:47 AM
Waymark Code: WM11KVV
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Kelux
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Long Description:

A stylized sculpture depicts Francesco Laparelli and Girolamo Cassar planning the construction of Valletta for the Knights of St. John. Laparelli sent by the Pope to supervise the construction of Valletta in Malta in 1560. Laparelli left Malta in 1569, before construction began, help in the naval war against the Ottoman Empire. Laparelli's assistant architect Girolamo Cassar, remained to complete the plan.

Girolamo Cassar was an architect and military engineer. He was the resident engineer of the Knights of St. John and was admitted into the Order in 1569. He finished Laparelli's plan and continued to designed and construct many other important buildings in Valletta.

The base of the sculpture is inscribed:


Francesco Laparelli (1521-70), an architect and engineer from
Cortona, Italy was sent to Malta by Pope Pius V after the Great Siege
of 1565 to design the new city of Valletta and he planned the city as it
survives today. Laparelli left in 1569 when construction had not yet
begun. Work was continued by his Maltese assistant, Girolamo
Cassar (c.1520-90), an architect and military engineer, who
supervised the building of the city and designed several of its most
prominent structures.

To commemorate the centenary of Alf. Mizzi & Sons Ltd. (1915-2015),
the Alfred Mizzi Foundation erected this monument in December 2015,
the 450th year since the foundation of Valletta.

Artist: John Grima

Name of Military Order: Knights Hospitaller

Link documenting charitable acts: [Web Link]

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