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Grandmaster's Palace, Valletta

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Walk through the hallways of history at Grandmaster's Palace, completed in 1571, just six years after the Great Siege of Malta. It has served as the island's center of government ever since. First used by the grandmasters of the Order of Malta, then the British governors, the palace houses the office of the President today. The interior is lavishly decorated with paintings, frescoes, suits of armor, and mosaics that celebrate Maltese history and cultural heritage. Stroll through the halls, chambers, and courtyards. Don't miss the armory, perhaps the palace's greatest attraction, which houses an impressive collection of artifacts, including Jean Parisot de Valette's personal armor. The admission fee includes an audio tour. Bear in mind that the palace is a government building and some rooms are not accessible to the public. Arrange your visit to Grandmaster's Palace and discover more family-friendly attractions in Valletta using our Valletta travel itinerary planner.
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  • The Palace was being renovated in advance of an EU heads of state conference, so it was not really a good time to visit. A lot of areas were either not accessible or being redecorated. There are super...  more »
  • We tried 2 times to visit this Palace. The 2 times, it was closed and without any explanation or presence of someone who could tell us the conditions for opening.
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  • Sightseeing, the historic Valletta with colleagues. Really very nice and charming. Nice the Grandmaster's Palace for the size, structure and architectural qualities
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