FAA Talk about Turkish Cemetery

Date(s) - 02 Mar 2017


Did you know that the Addolorata Cemetery was designed by an Ottoman noble? That is to say, a Maltese architect who was made into an Ottoman noble by the Sultan! E.L. Galizia’s mark on Malta can be seen everywhere, but he is most famous for the Turkish Cemetery in Marsa. Flimkien għal Ambjent Aħjar is offering you a chance to learn about this great man, followed by a tour of the cemetery itself thanks to the sponsorship of the Turkish Embassy, lending us the cemetery keys…

Emmanuele Luigi Galizia remains one of Malta’s most distinguished architects; as Superintendent of Public Works he was responsible for the Turkish Cemetery in Marsa, the Addolorata and Ta’ Braxia Cemetery as well as the Valletta Market and Victoria Gate along with a number of other important monuments and works. His style ranged from Neo-Classical, Neo-Gothic to Orientalist in inspiration.

FAA has invited Prof Conrad Thake author and expert in Maltese architectural history, to deliver an illustrated talk and guide walks around the Turkish Cemetery in Marsa which will open your eyes to the beauty of E.L. Galizia’s architectural gems which surround us, as Galizia also designed police stations, monuments, public fountains and much more, including the Moorish summer residences in Sliema’s Rudolph Street.

Lecture Venue: Palazzo de la Salle, 219 Republic Street, Valletta

Date/Time: Thursday 2 March. The talk will start at 7pm sharp and will last around an hour. The public is requested to be seated by 6.45pm.

Tours (MEMBERS ONLY): at 10am and 11am on Saturday 4th March, meeting at the Turkish Cemetery, Marsa.

Tickets and Membership can be booked directly from ticketengine.faa.org.mt
Book early to avoid disappointment.