Thursday, February 21, 2013

A lot of history

Where ever you turn on Malta, you see something that represents a piece of history. This one is the former Quarantine Hospital of the Knights of St John. Situated on Manoel Island in the Marsamxett Harbour it was built in 1643 by Grandmaster Jean Paul Lascaris to control the periodic outbreaks of plague and  cholera brought in by the visiting ships. It was in use for 250 years but now it is in dire need of repairs and restoration.