Traditional balconies overlooking Marsamxett Port have been restored
- On 19 December 2021
The architectural beauty of the facades of apartment blocks overlooking Marsamxett Port has now been restored. Stonework has been restored as well traditional wooden and metal balconies and are bound to attract the attention of passersby whether pedestrians or in vehicles or in ferries and boats.
These balconies on the Valletta side of Marsamxett Port have long been needing restoration and have now been cleaned and restored to reflect heritage. They have been given different colours and their architectural beauty can once more be admired as explained by architect Stefan Cassar. He said the painting work enables all the blocks to be identified individually.
Restoration work has also been carried out on garages under the facades and documented history shows in the past these were used by craftspersons, including metalworkers.
Cassar said that including facades overlooking Triq l-Arċisqof about 1,500 square metres have been restored and the aim was to preserve the history of the area.
The works involved an investment of €600,000 by the Grand Harbour Regeneration Corporation and will be beneficial to the 80 residents of Triq Marsamxett.