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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 #19 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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UK
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49 reviews 49 reviews
11 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

This gallery is often full of unique artistic concepts with unforgettable exhibits. For example a full size twisted British phone box. Local artists display their works.

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Valletta, Malta
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

This is a hard building to find and when you find it you wonder how you never noticed it before. The building is huge as part of the fortifications of Valletta. The coffee shop/café housed in the fort is often missed by visitors to Valletta but serves great tea/ cakes/snacks. The staff are pleasant and prices are reasonable for Valletta... More

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London, England, United Kingdom
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123 reviews 123 reviews
28 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

It takes a little effort to find it, oddly enough. It is an immense fortification, but the doorway is a nondescript little entrance. There is a second doorway that is even more nondescript. However, once you are inside, the place is full of fascinating things--art exhibitions, theatre space, a restaurant, perhaps a cinema festival or music performances. The building itself... More

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Swieqi, Malta
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71 reviews 71 reviews
12 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

The building alone is a work of art but had been to see some interesting exhibit and shows. Looking forward to going more this summer.. a must for a Valletta experienced.

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Valletta, Malta
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

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
9 helpful votes 9 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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99 reviews 99 reviews
68 attraction reviews
100 helpful votes 100 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
27 helpful votes 27 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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39 reviews 39 reviews
20 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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
13 helpful votes 13 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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