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The Knights Hospitallers, Valletta

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Visit the lower ward of the hospital established and run by The Knights Hospitallers, where patients slept three to a bed. Take a guided tour to learn about the hospital, the medical procedures performed there, and how it was organized. The detailed exhibits depict how life was for the sick and wounded. Displays also explain the origins of this order of knights and how the construction of the hospital gave birth to the concept of modern-day nursing and health care. The museum is underground and involves descending steps, which may be difficult for those with mobility problems. By using our Valletta holiday planner, you can arrange your visit to The Knights Hospitallers and other attractions in Valletta.
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  • We did this on a combined ticket with the Malta Experience. The guide was informative and very interesting. It gives a fascinating insight into the the original use of this building- you need to use y...  more »
  • We attended an evening concert here, and so got to appreciate the building. Very atmospheric -- felt as if there were still knights inside the suits of armor. The concert was good too! 
  • Exciting journey in the history of the Knights of malta in a beautiful building that was the Sacra Infermeria, fine reconstructions, complete and interesting explanations.
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  • Lots of sick people got better at this hospital over many years. Miniature displays of sick people being treated. Cool horse statue.
  • A true jewel of maltese history and architecture!
  • Really interesting to visit the warren of caves underneath and see how this ancient hospital worked!
  • Worth a visit
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  • Well worth a visit. Describes how Johanitter Order work in exhibitions.
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