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Grandmaster's Palace, Valletta
(3.1/5 based on 1,000+ reviews on the web)
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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  • Would love to visit, many have heard about the order, about their historical path of Malta was Russian territory, a small period. Not fate, visit the second arrival.
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  • Really wanted to get, but due to some interior updates, the Palace was closed indefinitely.
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  • A very interesting collection of armor and weapons, including historical value (a La Vallete armor for example). Only the armoury was opened. The rest must be under construction until 2017 according to reported at the scene.
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