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Grandmaster's Palace, Valletta

(3.1/5 based on 1,100+ 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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  • For the public only available an impressive collection of weapons. From 1604 the arms of the Order of Malta are in this palace. The original armory is located, however, one floor above, the current ex...  more »
  • This is a superb museum. Excellent, extensive descriptions in English give the visit an extra oomph. Even if you are not a fan of really old war stuff, go into this museum, it is a bargain education. ...  more »
  • Do not miss the armoury or the grandmaster's private rooms. All of the places that I visited in Malta were truly a shock to my system, and this place does not disappoint. Their collection of armour da...  more »