This bears witness to the great devotion that the Maltese have had for
the Roman Catholic religion and the important place religion is given
in the life of the Maltese.
The baroque style of architecture was predominant after the Renaissance.
The baroque is a grandiose style and it aims to emphasise man’s smallness
in relation to authority. This explains the spacious halls, enormous windows
and entrances of the Knights’ auberges in Valletta.
In the villages the parish churches’ baroque architecture contrasts strikingly
with the flat roof tops of the other buildings. The village architecture
is reminiscent of buildings in North African countries where the climate
and weather is similar.