Castello Lanzun,
Headquarters of The Military and Hospitaller Order of Saint Lazarus of Jerusalem

 

Torri Ta Lanzun (Castello Lanzun or Castle of the Lance) is located at Mensija, San Gwann (Malta), opposite the parish church. The building, formerly a fortress against the buccaneers, is owned by the Order and under the guidance of the Commandery of the Castello. Destroyed during the Second World War its purchase and restoration was made possible by the generosity of the late LtCol Robert Gayre of Gayre and Nigg, Laird of Lochore. Additional funds have been raised by means of a special Commemorative Medal, which has been issued in 1973 on the occasion of the opening of the headquarters. 
The Torri consists of the main building with small kitchen, cloakroom and toilette, the tower with the Order's chapel, some workrooms upstairs and a flag pole on top, and a large inner yard with a lot of flowers and a commemorative plate. The former stables have been converted into a large meeting hall (Knights' Hall). All rooms are decorated with a large number of arms, pictures and photos. Castello Lanzun is regularly used by the both Jurisdictions located at Malta.
The Torri was formally opened by the late Grand Master, H.R.H. Don Francisco de Borbon y de Borbon, in 1973 as the official headquarters of the Grand Master. (Malta Obedience).            

 

 

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General View of the Castello Lanzun

 

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The MHOSLJ National Flag - 
white with a green cross

 

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The Knights' Hall

 

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Other view of the Knights' Hall

 

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Collection of the Knight's Coat of Arms

 

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Part of the Conference Room

 

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