Casa Perellos

This was the residence of Grand Master Perellos and was built in the 18th century.  The location was chosen so that the Grand Master could watch the end of the procession during St. Gregory’s feast, which procession used to pass in front of the house.  The procession used to set off from the Cathedral in Mdina and the confraternities of all the parishes used to take part.

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The main facade of Casa Perellos
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The main Baroque open balcony with the broken triangular pediment and the statue of Our Lady of Mount Carmel crowning the door leading to it

The building is Baroque in style, with the most beautiful architectural decorations, amongst which is a stone balcony resting on four corbels.  On two of them, one can see an eight-pointed cross, whilst a pear graces the other two.  This same symbol of the pear can be found on the columns on each side of the façade.  The pear is found in the coat-of-arms of the Perellos family.  High up on the façade there is also a niche with a statue of the Madonna of the Rosary.  The complete coat-of-arms of Grand Master Perellos can be found on a fountain in the garden of this house.

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The open balcony resting on four decorative stone corbels
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One of the decorative stone corbels with the eight pointed cross and the crown
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The central decorative stone corbels with Perellos main heraldic symbol – the pear
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A blank coat of arms on the main door
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Corbel detail
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Corbel detail

Grand Master Perellos had strong links to Żejtun, so much so that one of the first galleys that the Order had built was named Santa Caterina, the patron saint of Żejtun.

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The main door
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The door knob
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The fountain at the end of the garden with Grand Master Perellos full coat of arms.

Other places of interest in close proximity:

The Horses’ Water Trough and the Cross

The Primary School

Dar San Ġużepp

Church of the Holy Spirit

Villa Curmi

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