A baroque architect, Romano Carapecchia, was primarily a water engineer who was brought to Malta to assess the provision of water in a fortified and enclosed city, in the event of a siege. He was one of the first architects to bring the baroque style to Malta.

He is known for drawings of the underground system of Valletta, designing the Cappella Ardente at St John’s Cathedral, the internal designs of the Grandmaster’s Palace, and was responsible for the building of Manoel Theatre.

In 1726, Romano Carapecchia also designed the magnificent catafalque which was to celebrate the extraordinary principate of the Portuguese Grand Master Fra Antonio Manoel de Vilhena.


Capacity by layout

Total surface:  79 sqm

Floor:  8