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The small archipelago of Malta is situated in the centre of the Mediterranean. Its architectural history is the longest in the world: More than 5000 years ago, gigantic megalithic structures were erected here; one of these temples is said to be the oldest free-standing building in the world.  

stones at hagar qim temples

But Malta has even more to offer besides these unique temples: The island presents its visitors nearly all kinds of buildings, starting from secluded cave churches, small chapels in picturesque landscapes and medieval palaces surrounded by fortifications to its richly decorated Baroque churches.  
chapel at hal millieri
This website is supposed to introduce everyone interested to Malta's architectural variety. Besides lots of information about Malta's art history, you may also find plenty of photos, a bibliography and links to related sites.   

selmun palace

Please note: this page is best viewed with ms explorer & 800x600 pixel. The main links are listed in the left frame. Moreover, all pages are connected with each other by further links. Some parts of this site are still under construction. Therefore, the English version might differ from the German version. Sorry for any inconveniences. If you want to be informed about latest updates, please send me an e-mail. I am always trying to improve this site. Therefore, I am also grateful for some feedback. Thanks!