San Anton Palace and Gardens: Natural beauty, peace and tranquility in Attard Malta 

San Anton Palace (Attard)

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Located in Attard Malta, San Anton Palace and Gardens is the official residence of the Maltese President. San Anton Palace was built in 1636 by the Knights of Malta. It originally served as a summer residence for Grand Master Antoine de Paule.

Years later, during the British Rule in Malta, the palace was used as the official residence of the Governor.

Verdala Palace, which overlooks Buskett Gardens, was used as his summer residence.

San Anton Palace is not open to the public.

San Anton Gardens (Attard)

The gardens were opened to be enjoyed by the general public in 1882 and are perhaps the most beautiful from all Malta gardens. The layout of the gardens is formal and should you pay San Anton a visit, you will get the chance to wander through lovely walkways, gaze at many beautiful sculptures, fountains and ponds as well as see many beautiful varieties of trees and flowers from all across the globe. 

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San Anton Gardens - The perfect place if you'd like to spend some time in total tranquility surrounded by beautiful trees, flowers and nature

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A Medieval gazebo located at the Presidential Palace's gardens

The ponds are home to many ducks, swans, goldfish and some turtles too. Some of the trees here are over 3 centuries old! These large gardens are enclosed by high perimeter walls and provide that intimate private estate ambiance.

Nowadays, San Anton Gardens host a number of events each year, which include horticultural shows, open-air theatre and musical performances.

Opening Hours

The gardens are open daily from 7.00 am till 6.00 pm (June to September) and from 7.00 am till 5.00 pm (October to May). Entrance is free.

Getting there

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