Trip Planner:   Europe  /  Malta  /  Island of Malta  /  Valletta  /  Sightseeing  /  Grandmaster's Palace

Grandmaster's Palace, Valletta

(1,100+ reviews on the web)
Government Building
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.
Create a full Valletta itinerary
map

Plan your trip to Valletta

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans in Valletta by other users

10 days in Malta BY A USER FROM TUNISIA May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in Malta BY A USER FROM BELGIUM June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 6 days in Marsalforn & Valletta BY A USER FROM CZECH REPUBLIC July, popular PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 6 days in Valletta BY A USER FROM ISRAEL May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 3 days in Valletta BY A USER FROM CANADA July, popular PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 12 days in Malta BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 7 days in Malta BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM May, culture, beaches, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, culture, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 50 days in Europe BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA August, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 7 days in Malta BY A USER FROM MALTA May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 4 days in Malta BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM May, teens, culture, relaxing, historic sites, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: May, teens, culture, relaxing, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 9 days in Malta BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM July, teens, culture, relaxing, historic sites, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: July, teens, culture, relaxing, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 6 days in Malta BY A USER FROM SWITZERLAND May, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, outdoors, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium
View more plans
Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • The Palace of the Grand Master of the order I honestly expected more; some nice elements in courtyards (freely accessible) but nothing more. Externally the building is very large (though not high) but there are significant elements to be reported and the Interior cannot be visited as the seat of government offices, except a part where there is the Armory, whose visit (surcharge) enables you not only to see the collection of weapons on display, but also some of the interiors that definitely deserve; What a pity that when we went (a regular Friday morning) the Armory was closed!! We found that in the month of March only opens in a few set days.
    View original
  • Palace, unfortunately, is closed for restoration (restoring many to Malta at the moment: the Museum of fine arts is also closed and many scaffolding everywhere). Just to see as the Armory, which can bring happiness to lovers of muskets, bayonets, crossbows, guns, coats mesh and other bourguignottes... all crammed into two rooms dated. The advantage: we're going through the courtyards of the Palace, which give a sense of his greatness barely mitigated by a horrible pit of Red geraniums.
    View original
  • Very interesting. Do with the audioguide for not not being an attempt to fly across the room and suddenly miss some interesting weapons or armor
    View original