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Grandmaster's Palace

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Republic Street, Valletta, Island of Malta VLT 1191, Malta
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Reviewed 4 days ago

a great few hours trekking through with daughter and fully enjoyed the experience. Cheap as chips and lots to see

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank montyBelfast
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an impressive palace. It was built between the 1500's and 1700's for the Grand Master of the Knights of St. John and is still functioning today housing the office of the president of Malta. Be sure to tour both the state rooms which...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank RichardK938
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Inside, the first floor rooms are of only mild interest andnthe one room you really go for - the tapestry room with the gorgeous famous French tapestries - is so simply lit you cannot see them at all and if this were not bad enough,...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank lifesmarrow
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A 16th Century creation of the famous Maltese architect Gerolamo Cassar, this government building is listed in even the most casual tour guides as one of Valletta’s “must-see” attractions. It is located on Republic Street, the main town artery. Of note, the building is still...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank midway42
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When we were there some rooms were shut off for workers to do their stuff. There wasn't that much to see, some good art, some not so good and the audio was tedious.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank sheandim
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is right in the centre of Valletta and worth a visit for the exquite floors and painted ceilings, Armoury is small but also worth seeing. Star exhibit are the 16th C tapestries showing animals and people from the Americas.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank LiMcG
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice place in the middle of Valletta. I would recommend to take a audio tap, as no room or corridor is explained/signed.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank cau11
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited here on a wet Saturday afternoon. Enjoyed the visit. Was very informative and plenty of his to see. The state rooms are beautiful. Although it seemed that some of it was closed off. The palace Armoury room are impressive with loads of weapons and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank sineadm586
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Only a number of staterooms are open to view but interesting nonetheless. The Armery is very impressive and worth seeing alone

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank G8572
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Only a few of the Staterooms were open, but the audio guide made this section very interesting, especially the tapestries in the conference room. There is also the Armoury section, but how many swords, muskets, cannons and helmets can you see and still appreciate ;...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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18 October 2018|
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Response from chartwell372016 | Reviewed this property |
Two hours would be more than enough.
20 February 2018|
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Response from Marion S | Reviewed this property |
You buy them next door in the armoury. The ticket admits you to both.
22 July 2016|
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Response from David M | Reviewed this property |
the best place to check is ETC...jobsplus.gov.mt Its the Malta official government employment agency.