If there is a monument with a fašade that sums up national Maltese architecture, it has to be the Auberge de Castille. As its name indicates, it was originally an inn for travellers. The most ancient elements are of a Renaissance style (general shape of the fašade and windows). Baroque details were added after (friezes sculpted around the openings). The four columns that frame the entrance on the landing were built in the 19th century. Located near the Barrakka Gardens, the Auberge de Castille is also close to the main gateway of Valletta
. It has become a government site that houses the Prime Minister's administrative residence.