Grand Masters Palace

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The The Palace State Rooms can be found in Valletta. The palace was one of the first buildings that was built in the new city of Valletta. Ever since the times of the Order of St John, the palace was the seat of a collection of works of art and heritage items some of which still grace its walls The palace today is the seat of the Office of the President of Malta.

Opening Hours:

Monday to Friday (closed on Thursdays): 10.00 to 16.30 (last admission at 16.00).
Saturday and Sunday: 09.00 to 16.30hrs (last admission at 16.00)

Ħaġar Qim & Mnajdra Temples

The Ħaġar Qim Temples as well as the closely located Mnajdra Temples are surrounded by an archaeological park. The impressive temples are older than the pyramids of Gizeh. Its origins of date from around 3600 BC. Besides the two temples there is also the small museum included in your entrance fee. You can learn within one or two hours about very early Maltese history. Also, the temples are located right next to the beautiful coast of Malta.

St. John’s Cathedral

A visit at St. John’s Cathedral is a must for every tourist visiting Valletta. You can witness carved stones, wall designs and also paintings on the ceiling that tell about the life if St. John. You will find the cathedral in the center of Malta’s capital.

Opening hours:

Monday to Friday: 09:30 to 16:30 (last admission at 16:00)
Saturday: 09:30 to 12:30 (last admission at 12:00)
Closed on Sundays and public holidays.

National Museum of Archaeology

You can use time during your stay in the capital of Malta to visit the National Museum of Archaeology. The Baroque building was built in 1571. The Museum exhibits a spectacular range of artefacts dating back to Malta’s Neolithic period (5000 BC) up to the Phoenician Period (400 BC). The Museum provides the visitor with a good introduction to the prehistory and early history of the Maltese Island.

Opening hours:

January and February Monday to Sunday: 09.00 – 17.00hrs Last admission: 16.30hrs
March till December Monday to Sunday: 09.00 – 18.00hrs Last admission: 17.30hrs

How to get there:

Take a bus to Valletta’s main bus terminus (13,14,16 from Hallet). Walk 500m along Republic Street.