Rounds one and two: Aula Magna Hall, Valletta
The Valletta Campus began its story as a Jesuit residence and college in the 1590s, boasting impressive ceiling and wall decorations, much of which has survived throughout the centuries. Huddled between St. Paul, St Christopher, Merchants and Archbishop streets, the building is laid out around a central courtyard, recently renovated, which provides a unique space for various kinds of events. A refurbishment project started in 2010 has breathed new life into the old university building, turning it into a much sought-after conference centre with its most popular hall, the Aula Magna, as well as its state-of-the-art black box theatre, running on busy schedules throughout the whole year.
University of Malta Valletta Campus’ Aula Magna Hall
Rounds three and four: Catholic Institute, Floriana
The Catholic Institute was built as a monument to the fallen of World War II. The foundation stone was laid by Mons Michael Gonzi on 5 December 1954, who inaugurated the building six years later. The primary aim of the Institute is to foster Christian culture and education in Malta. Its activities include theatrical productions, concerts, courses, seminars, cultural and educational debates, counselling, exhibitions, prayer meetings and retreats.
Auditorium of the Catholic Institute, Floriana