April 5, 2014 Editor

A Gallery of Maltese balconies

One of the most important cultural and architectural heritages in the Mediterranean is the balcony.

Thanks to the Spanish governance over Malta from 1282 to 1530, the islands still features important cultural markers in the Maltese daily today. These include culinary, religious, and musical influences. Two examples are the enduring importance of the Spanish guitar (Maltese: il-kitarra Spanjola) in Maltese folk music, and the enclosed wooden balconies (Maltese: gallerija) that grace traditional Maltese homes today.

These balconies have been influenced by different cultures and the growing needs of the population. This article features some of the most beautiful example of architectural balconies around the island of Malta.

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