Grand Master's Palace, Valletta

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    Palace Square - The Grand Master's Palace

    by steventilly Written Jul 3, 2003

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    Grand Master's Palace

    The Grand Master's Palace dominates Palace Square. It has always been the house of government in Malta, first by the knights, then the British and now the Maltese government. When parliament is not in session you can visit the palace for free, and there is an awful lot to see in there (according to our books). Naturally when we were there, visiting was not allowed :-(
    Apparently the interior is magnificent, far removed from it's quite dour exterior.

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    The Grand Master´s Palace and the Armoury

    by Hockeylady Updated Oct 25, 2002

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    You shouldn´t miss the Grand Masters Palace, which is the office of the President and where the parliament seats. The building itself is a real beauty and all the treasures inside ... ahh! Visit also the palace Armoury with an expressive collection of swords, shields, pikes, helmets, armours and cannons.

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    If you enjoy sightseeing, you...

    by wwwitchie Written Aug 26, 2002

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    If you enjoy sightseeing, you shouldn't miss out on a tour round The Palace in Valletta to see the heritage left by the Knights.
    There are some lovely paintings on the second floor and the whole architecture and 'feel' of the place is worth a look.

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    Visit the Grandmaster's Palace

    by margaretvn Updated Aug 24, 2002

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    The Knights Templar was led by a chosen Master, who had the 'job' for life. He was recognised by the European ruling houses as the ruling sovereign of the island Malta. His palace is today the seat of the Maltese parliament and is beautifully ornate. The palace dates from the second half of the 16th century. There are two entrances, which lead to a large green inner garden. At the back of the Neptune Court a staircase leads to the weapon room. Here weapons and armour from several centuries are on show. From the Prince Alfred Court you go, via a staircase to the Staterooms, with interesting ceiling paintings and fresco's. These show clearly that the Knight Order several important branches - the care of the sick was only one factor. In these rooms you can see the history of the Knight Order which came to Malta via the islands of Cyprus and Rhodes.
    Weapon room is open daily although the openings times do change
    Staterooms are open Monday to Friday again the openings times do change depending on the season.

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    Nice builing and great setup

    by BE001903 Written Oct 25, 2010
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    I really liked this 'museum' the best in Valletta. The building has nice murals and filled with armoury. If you go into one museum I would recommend to visit this one.

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    Arms museum

    by Fiuman Written Aug 21, 2007

    “Grand Master’s Palace” is the most beautiful palace in Valletta. On the ground-floor is placed one of the biggest arms museum in Europe.
    It’s really worth to visit it.

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    • Museum Visits

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    Palace Armoury

    by Eszter Updated Mar 27, 2004

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    There are approximately 5800 weapons and armaments in the Palace Armoury.

    Opening hours:
    June-October: 8.30-14.00
    October-June: Mon-Sat 8.30-17.00, Sun 8.30-16.00

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    Grand Master's Palace

    by Eszter Updated Mar 27, 2004

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    One of Valletta's major museums, the Palace of the Grand Masters, is also the seat of the Maltese president and parliament.

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