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Ranked #1 of 36 attractions in Valletta
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Category: Architectural Buildings; Religious Sites; Historic Sites; Churches/ Cathedrals; Cultural

St John`s  Co-Cathedral is a unique monument of international importance and is a gem of Baroque art.  Its rich historic  and artistic heritage is due to the fact that it was the... more »

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Ranked #2 of 36 attractions in Valletta
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Category: Military Museums; Museums
Owner description: The Lascaris War Rooms consist of an underground complex of tunnels and chambers that housed the War Headquarters from where... more » Owner description: The Lascaris War Rooms consist of an underground complex of tunnels and chambers that housed the War Headquarters from where the defence of Malta was conducted during the Second World War.This secret complex contained operations rooms for each of the fighting services from where not only the air defence of Malta was coordinated, but also some of the greatest battlesfought in the Mediterrean during the war. « less
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Ranked #3 of 36 attractions in Valletta
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Category: History Museums; Museums
Owner description: The Saluting Battery is one of Malta's most vibrant visitor attractions where history is brought to life daily! Located high... more » Owner description: The Saluting Battery is one of Malta's most vibrant visitor attractions where history is brought to life daily! Located high along Valletta's eastern historic ramparts it enjoys unrivalled spectacular views of the Grand Harbour and its surrounding fortified towns. It is also perhaps the oldest saluting battery still in operation anywhere in the world. « less
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Ranked #5 of 36 attractions in Valletta
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Category: Historic Sites; Cultural
Owner description: If you fancy seeing something a little bit different when visiting Valletta from the usual run of museums why not make it a... more » Owner description: If you fancy seeing something a little bit different when visiting Valletta from the usual run of museums why not make it a point to go and see Casa Rocca Piccola. Often described as a ‘living museum’ Casa Rocca Piccola is the only privately owned palace open to the public in Valletta and has a fascinating variety of different things to see.Originally built in the 16th Century for Don Pietro La Rocca, a Knight of Malta, it is now the family ancestral home of the 9th Marquis de Piro and his family. On your visit you will be able to walk through twelve palatial rooms including the two Dining Rooms, (one for the summer and one for the winter!) as well as the Four Poster Bedroom, a private Family Chapel and an Archive room housing family documents of the de Piro family going back to the 17th Century.Guides will point out the interesting things to see such as an 18th Century golden Sedan Chair which was once carried around Valletta by Turkish slaves and the glass tumblers used to hold ice which had to be rowed all the way from Mount Etna in Sicily! There are literally hundreds of magnificent objects to see including modern paintings interspersed with the ancestral portraits of the Marquises de Piro and the Barons of Budach.Lastly but not least as part of your guided tour you will see a network of tunnels cut out from the rock under the house which were used as Bomb Shelters in World War 2. Over 100 people could be sheltered here from the Nazi bombs that poured on Valletta.There is a delightful souvenir shop in the Carriage Room of the house and a cosy Sicilian restaurant in the old kitchens. « less
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Ranked #6 of 36 attractions in Valletta
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Ranked #7 of 36 attractions in Valletta
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Ranked #8 of 36 attractions in Valletta
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Category: Museums
Owner description: The National War Museum is located in the building known as the Old Drill Hall of Lower Fort St Elmo, Valletta. The museum’s... more » Owner description: The National War Museum is located in the building known as the Old Drill Hall of Lower Fort St Elmo, Valletta. The museum’s collection on display focuses on the two World Wars (1914-18 and 1939-45).It recounts the story of the events which led to the two wars, their development and major actions and also their consequences, locally and abroad. Special reference is made to the role of Malta in the theatre of war and the contribution of the Maltese population to the war effort, especially during the incredibly difficult conditions of 1942.The exhibition epitomises Malta’s role as a fortress from 1798, focusing mainly on the Second World War. Numerous photographic panels depicting conditions prevailing in Malta are displayed together with artillery pieces, aircraft wreckages, uniforms and other military memorabilia. « less
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Ranked #9 of 36 attractions in Valletta

Manoel Theatre is the second oldest theatre in Europe; first opened to the public in 1732 and is still in use today.  In the past few years a team of restorers has beeen returning... more »

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Ranked #10 of 36 attractions in Valletta
Category: Wharfs/ Piers/ Boardwalks; Cultural

Your cruise ship will dock at the Valletta Waterfront - renovated stores dating back hundreds of years. There are restaurants, bars, shops and services. It is an ideal place to... more »

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Ranked #11 of 36 attractions in Valletta
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Ranked #12 of 36 attractions in Valletta
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Ranked #13 of 36 attractions in Valletta
Category: Other

The Malta Experience is located on the periphery of the capital city overlooking the majestic Grand Harbour  -  This documentary offers interesting footage of Maltese landscapes... more »

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Ranked #14 of 36 attractions in Valletta
Category: Gardens; Outdoors
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Ranked #15 of 36 attractions in Valletta
Category: History Museums; Museums
Owner description: This is a small museum within the conference centre of the knights of Malta, in Valletta. The Blurb for this reads“Beneath... more » Owner description: This is a small museum within the conference centre of the knights of Malta, in Valletta. The Blurb for this reads“Beneath the ‘Sacra Infermeria’, beside the historic Fort St Elmo, you will discover the chivalrous world of the Hospitaller Knights. Wander in an authentic site and relive and experience a past golden age. Now, you can go back in time through sights, sounds and smells – from the Crusades to the Great Siege, the glorious Hospital and the Plague. Travel across 700 years of history, of the Knights of St John.” « less
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Ranked #16 of 36 attractions in Valletta
Category: Castles; Government Buildings; Art Museums; Military Museums; Cultural

The Grand Masters' Palace is the office of the President of Malta and also has the House of Parliament of the government of Malta . There are now plans for  Parliament to move out... more »

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Ranked #17 of 36 attractions in Valletta
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Ranked #18 of 36 attractions in Valletta
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Ranked #19 of 36 attractions in Valletta
Category: Art Galleries; Theaters & Stadiums

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 galleries contain fine examples of... more »

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Ranked #21 of 36 attractions in Valletta
Category: Religious Sites; Historic Sites; Cultural
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Ranked #22 of 36 attractions in Valletta
Category: History Museums; Museums
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Ranked #23 of 36 attractions in Valletta
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Ranked #24 of 36 attractions in Valletta
Category: Military Bases/ Facilities; Military Museums; Cultural
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Ranked #25 of 36 attractions in Valletta
Category: Religious Sites; Cultural
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Ranked #26 of 36 attractions in Valletta
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Ranked #27 of 36 attractions in Valletta
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Ranked #28 of 36 attractions in Valletta
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Ranked #29 of 36 attractions in Valletta
Owner description: Welcome to a magical space which will take you back in time to discover and experience the wonderful event of the Birth of... more » Owner description: Welcome to a magical space which will take you back in time to discover and experience the wonderful event of the Birth of Jesus. The sounds and the lights of the old craftsmen workshops will usher you in and accompany you in a journey through the most beautiful representations of the Birth of Jesus and the pictures by the great masters and realistic reconstructions of scenes from the Nativity. The NativityMuseum brings a message of love in an epoch, ours, witnessing so many tragic conflicts amongst peoples which often make it hard to envisage the possibility of peace. We hope that all those who visit the NativityMuseum may cherish, and themselves transmit to others, the message and the gift of love that the Nativity brings to all humanity. « less
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Ranked #30 of 36 attractions in Valletta
Category: Art Museums; Museums
Owner description: The National Museum of Fine Arts is located at the lower end of South street (Valletta) within an area including other fine... more » Owner description: The National Museum of Fine Arts is located at the lower end of South street (Valletta) within an area including other fine historical palaces dating from the times of the Order of St John of Jerusalem. Set in a complimenting historic building, the museum presents a multifaceted overview of art and artistic expression in Malta from the late medieval period to the contemporary.Highlights from the collection on display include paintings by leading local and internationally acclaimed artists, precious Maltese silverware, statuary in marble bronze and wood, fine furniture items and splendid maiolica pieces. The collection also includes works by Joseph Mallord William Turner and Albert Bierstadt, Valentin de Boulogne, Jusepe Ribera and Guido Reni. The large piano nobile halls house works of art from the early renaissance to the high baroque with a focus on the corpus of works by the Italian baroque painter Mattia Preti. This is the biggest corpus of works by Mattia Preti on display in any public museum. « less
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