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St James' Cavalier Centre for Creativity

Castille Place | Valletta, Valletta, Island of Malta VLT 1060, Malta
(356) 21 223200
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Ranked #20 of 33 attractions in Valletta
Type: Theaters, Art Galleries
Traveler Description: St James Cavalier is one of the finest places in Malta. The large-block sandstone walls built by the Knights are warm and beautiful, and the... more »
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Valletta, Malta
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

It is easy to overlook St James Cavalier. The centre for creativity is an attractive venue for the arts: movies, concerts as well as exhibits. Always worthwhile. There are two other treats. Without an exhibition, the building itself is a valuable piece of architecture. Heavy military fortifications of the 16th century given modern application. The internal structural architecture and marvelous... More

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

We spent an hour exploring the building and the different exhibitions. It was not totally obvious where things were and how you found your way, but with a bit of exploring you can find your way around

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St. George's, Grenada
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98 reviews 98 reviews
67 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2013

There are a variety of things happening here but you wouldn't necessarily know about it unless you hunted down the info. The notice boards outside will let you know what is or will be on but probably not with exact dates, times, and/or prices. The most convenient option would be to check their website for details on performances. If you're... More

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London, United Kingdom
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44 reviews 44 reviews
36 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2013

This is an amazing place, starting with its fairy tale stair case which draws the inquisitive visitor inside. When we were there there were 2 art exhibitions. There are also a range of cultural activities going on most days and a cafe in the basement. The whole building has been redesigned (from its previous defensive use) most imaginatively.

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Melbourne, Australia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

This is a must for every visitor to the island. Some great art exhibitions, wonderful setting. A truly cultural experience.

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Chicago
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

Of course, your experience here will vary based on what exhibits or events are on, but this is a lovely, atmospheric facility and more than worth visiting just to see the way they've put the old fortress space to use. The building mixes virtually unchanged rugged elements and sleek ultramodern ones very harmoniously, which itself is an artistic accomplishment. When... More

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Rabat, Malta
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2013

has a good selection of vegetarian options and great service. Though the food could be a bit better, ordered pasta pomodoro, was quite plain but other food was good. prices are very good.

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Rabat, Malta
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26 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2012

This cultural centre is a restored building that was once used by the Knights as a defense and watchpost. It hosts several exhibits over the years, has a small cinema that screens mainly European films and live theatre productions from London, and hosts also several workshops on various genres throughout the year. A small theatre constructed in the old Greek... More

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Mosta, Malta
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43 reviews 43 reviews
15 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2012

want to watch an intellectual film in peace here is the place. In the mood for an opera also here but book in advance for premier showing .Arrived early there is always an exhibition downstairs and a good restaurant .A lovely place .

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Windsor, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2012

A small intimate theatre that shows new and fringe plays and drama. Can be daring at times and not to everyone's liking. But I enjoyed what I saw and recommend it for the those who have an open monf.

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