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. Plan to visit The Knights Hospitallers during your Valletta vacation using our convenient Valletta sightseeing planning website .
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  • We were a little mistake because we wanted to see the nurse. This is not in this place while at the entrance have said yes. It's funny to visit
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  • Definitely a must do in Valletta to better understand what the order of Saint John was all about. Anna our guide is quite the storyteller and I could almost smell the garden that is long gone by now. ...  more »
  • It is impressive how this building had a role to play in such a great extent of Malta's history. Go for me, you'll read many things you didn't even imagine (if you're not a historian)  more »
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  • Entrance fee was 5 Eur. Not a large museum, but interesting. Can see the whole museum quickly in about 25 minutes or so. The photos you see of a large hall are not actually in the Hospitaller museum proper, but part of the convention center.
  • It seemed interesting from the outside, it prooved otherwise.
  • Lots of sick people got better at this hospital over many years. Miniature displays of sick people being treated. Cool horse statue.
  • Really interesting to visit the warren of caves underneath and see how this ancient hospital worked!
  • Wonderful

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Where to stay in Valletta

The small city of Valetta offers fewer lodging options than some of Malta's larger cities, but accommodations include everything from upscale hotels to less-expensive guesthouses. Stay in the city center at one of several old-fashioned hotels to be in close proximity to sights like St. Johns Co-Cathedral, the Presidential Palace, multiple museums, and a wide variety of restaurants. One fun option involves renting traditional Valletta houses that have been converted into rental properties and date back to the time of the Knights of Malta. Smaller bed and breakfasts are dispersed throughout the city. Book well in advance to avoid high prices.
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