Grandmaster's Palace, Valletta

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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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  • Very beautiful place-meets the patio in Spanish style, then the palace itself-beautiful tapestries, painting, mosaic floors. A stunning collection of weapons and armor-for those who understand. It is worth to take an audio guide-a lot and interesting stories.
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  • Grandmaster's Palace is located in the center of Valletta, the main city in Malta. It is the place, where the Grand Master of Maltese Order lived in the past. Now it is an important government buildin...  more »
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  • Must be seen. If you are in Valleta go there and visit. Entrance cost 7 euro including audio guide. Great place with beautiful rooms. It is really worth to go there.
  • Really enjoyed our visit. Found the audio tour hard worth though
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