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St James' Cavalier Centre for Creativity

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Address: Castille Place | Valletta, Valletta, Island of Malta VLT 1060, Malta
Phone Number: (356) 21 223200
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A fortification transformed into a centre of creative activities

Very interesting to see how this "cavalier (forteress in the forteress) has been restored and transformed into a cultural centre.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 15, 2015
BASLEYMo
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Caen, France
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Marsascala, Malta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2016

We went to a photographic exhibition on places and the people of Malta which was really fascinating. The building itself is unique and I imagine very cool in the summer! Here you will also find the excellent cafe/restaurant, Inspirations, which I have already reviewed. Found just opposite the Auberge de Castille, and the entrance can be found just past the... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2016

I was there yesterday and apart from a few pictures and drawings, there was nothing on, nothing to see. Perhaps wrong timing

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Lymington, Hampshire,England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

The "inspirations" cafe is a really good pit stop either before or after visiting Valletta. Art exhibitions are frequent. All aspects of the arts are covered though - music, cinema etc. Great place to pop into when in Valletta

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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

The theatre is circular so check the seating when you book, although they do not offer some seats for sale. The Upper deck has quite a lot of stairs. The café sells home made gateaux and pies and also daily specials. It continues to serve snacks and drinks well after the performances end in the evening. All facilities are excellent.... More 

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Thank Marco_the_Maltabus
West Midlands, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

Frequent visitor. Sometimes to just see exhibitions by local artisans, schools, and others. Sometimes a film. Sculpture etc. Beautiful even to just walk in and up the steps, feel the cool limestone, walk around, and leave when you feel ready.

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Caen, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Very interesting to see how this "cavalier (forteress in the forteress) has been restored and transformed into a cultural centre.

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Thank BASLEYMo
Penzance, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015 via mobile

Stumbled across this place whilst wondering around Valetta. Enjoyed getting lost around the maze of little warren holes. Liked it that much stopped for a drink and s bite to eat. Enjoyable exhibition throughout . Free admission what's not to like about this place

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Preston, Lancashire
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

There is free entrance to this attraction housed within a fort within the old city. Supposedly an art centre there was genuinely nothing of interest other than a few random photographs. The building is interesting and has clearly been renovated at great cost. Perhaps we visited at a bad time but stuggle to see its purpose.

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

You have to be very creative in this building, to find what you are looking for. We ended up walking along several dimly lit corridoors,passing lost people with bewildered looks on their faces, up and down a lift, until we found the exhibition. There wasnt a lot to the exhibition, and a lot of the other spaces seemed to be... More 

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Hastings, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Interesting building - however there was little on when we visited and no one around to ask. Does have a WC which is quite a rarety in Valletta. Would be a nice place for a cafe?

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