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Grandmaster's Palace, Valletta

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World heritage site · Government Building · Hidden Gem · Military Museum
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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. Before you head to Valletta, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Valletta holiday builder app, to make sure you see all that Valletta has to offer, including Grandmaster's Palace.
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  • Mostly closed but you can still see one small hall of armour. It's not imaginatively displayed but I am sure that's just because it's a temporary exhibition while the palace is restored. Some nice... 
    Mostly closed but you can still see one small hall of armour. It's not imaginatively displayed but I am sure that's just because it's a temporary exhibition while the palace is restored. Some nice...  more »
  • We toured the palace on our vintage bus tour which should not be missed. The palace is from around 15th century with parts from 300bc. Fabulous buildings and still houses Napoleons dining room as.....  more
    We toured the palace on our vintage bus tour which should not be missed. The palace is from around 15th century with parts from 300bc. Fabulous buildings and still houses Napoleons dining room as.....  more »
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  • Someone needs to update the opening hrs because this place is currently closed and will be for the next 2 years! Not much to see except for the armory, a rather small hall with a few weapons and armory suits. Wish the previous reviewers would have mentioned this rather than just post photos of the square...rather unhelpful.
  • Relaxing area. Worth going through the rich history of the place which reflects political development of the island.

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