Royal Navy Hospital Bighi

In 1675 Fra Giovanni Bighi who was the nephew of Pope Alexander VII built a villa in Kalkara to use as a Summer residence. During the British period, expansions were made to the building so that it could function as a hospital and thus it became known as the Royal Naval Hospital Bighi. The innovative and stunning structures of the Royal Naval Hospital Bighi were the result of the work of Sir George Whitmore and Salvatore and Gaetano Xerri. Since 2010, the premise serves as the head office of Heritage Malta: the national agency for museums, conservation practice and cultural heritage.

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