Grandmaster's Palace, Valletta
Categories: Government Buildings, Castles, Museums, Tourist Spots
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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I definitely loved the visit to the Grandmaster Palace. Because Malta will hold the presidency for the EU in 2017, massive renovations are going on in several parts of Valetta. The Grandmaster's Palac... read more »
De rijke oorlogshistorie van Malta tentoongesteld met de uitrustingen en wapens van alle soldaten, ridders en noem maar op. Zeker de moeite waard.The rich history of Malta war showcased with the equipment and weapons of all soldiers, Knights and you name it. Well worth the effort.show original
The armoury is excellent and contains Jean de la Vallette's armour from the 1565 siege. The palace, however, is currently being restored so some rooms are closed to the public
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