Welcome to Casa Bernard, a 16th Century Palazzo which has recently been restored to its pristine splendour. It is not a museum but our private family home, combining beautiful architectural features with a rich historical evolution, originally starting off as a medieval watch-tower built on Roman foundations, progressing to a double-fronted Palazzo in the mid 16th Century and then given some Baroque additions later.
Guided tours take you through the barred-vaulted hallway, the Chapel, the Dining Room, the three Drawing rooms, the Library and the main bedroom, with the guide pointing out in the rooms important pieces of furniture, paintings and objets d’art which till a short while ago were not available for public viewing. The visit will end with a tour of the courtyard and garden.
Step into the past and feel the stimulating experience of how a Maltese noble family lived in the days gone by, with all the customs and traditions of the local aristocratic way of life.
We do hope you enjoy your visit to Casa Bernard.
Georges & Josette Magri
This unique palazzino offers a variety of services for hosting your private, leisure or corporate organizations.
Functions and events at Casa Bernard may include Seminars, Board Meetings, Executive Gatherings, Incentive Travel Events amongst others, and may optionally include refreshments which can be served before, after, or during a pause. Unfortunately Wedding Functions cannot possibly be accepted.
Also available are pre-lunch or pre-dinner drinks and canapes or Maltese specialities , before proceeding to a meal in a restaurant in Rabat or Mdina. Alternatively, a lunch or dinner can be organized here either with home cooking supplied by the Casa, or prepared by Caterers.read more
Situated just outside the splendid medieval city of Mdina,in its suburb, Rabat, Casa Bernard is a charming late 16th Century Palazzino which has just been restored to its pristine splendour and is now open to visitors who can enjoy a cultural experience of seeing how a Maltese house used to look through the ages and how it used to function , and still does in this day and age.
For this is not a museum but a family home, still lived in today, after 3 years of careful and dedicated restoration by expert craftsmen.read more