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The Auberge de Castille et Leon is the building that greets visitors arriving in Valletta via Triq Girolamo Cassar. The auberge was designed by Girolamo Cassar but later remodeled under Grand Master di Pinto, the Portuguese Grand Master of the langue of Castille et Leon. The architect, Domenico Cachia, who had studied in Catania and Lecee, started this work in 1744, at the age of 44. It is symmetrical and uniform. The building incorporates parts of Cassar's original building. The Auberge de Castille is one of the finest work of the eighteenth century on Malta. The building now houses the offices of the Prime Minister.

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