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The Wignacourt Museum

The Wignacourt Museum

The Wignacourt Museum is a historical gem situated adjacent to Rabat's Parish Church of St Paul. The original building was commissioned as a baroque residence of the Chaplains of the Knights of Malta ...more »

  • Location: Rabat
  • Type: History and Culture
  • Tel: +356 2749 4905
Villa Bologna - Heritage House and Gardens

Villa Bologna - Heritage House and Gardens

Villa Bologna is an 18th century stately home surrounded by one of the most beautiful gardens in Malta. The villa has been lived in by successive generations of the family that built it. In the 19th c ...more »

  • Location: Attard
  • Type: History and Culture
  • Tel: +356 2141 7973
Casa Rocca Piccola

Casa Rocca Piccola

Casa Rocca Piccola was built in the late 16th Century for Don Pietro La Rocca, a Knight of Malta and an Admiral of the Order and now it is the family home of the 9th Marquis de Piro. It is possible ...more »

  • Location: Valletta City
  • Type: History and Culture
  • Tel: +356 2122 1499
Casa Bernard

Casa Bernard

Casa Bernard is an award winning historic noble house with a splendid restoration acclaimed to be "an exercise in good taste and as one of Malta's hidden gems, full of the charm of bygone days" ...more »

  • Location: Rabat
  • Type: History and Culture
  • Tel: +356 2145 1888
Teatru Manoel

Teatru Manoel

Teatru Manoel, built in 1732 by Grand Master Antonio Manoel de Vilhena, and designed to provide Honest Entertainment to the Public, has gone through a lot of changes in its history. Today the Teatru M ...more »

  • Location: Valletta City
  • Type: History and Culture
  • Tel: +356 2122 2618
Palazzo Falson Historic House Museum

Palazzo Falson Historic House Museum

Palazzo Falson Historic House Museum is a recent addition to the picturesque city of Mdina. It was opened in May 2007 after five years of restoration. The architecture of the building is particularly ...more »

  • Location: Mdina
  • Type: Historic Sites
  • Tel: +356 2145 4512
St Johns Co Cathedral

St Johns Co Cathedral

While its stark facade does nothing to indicate what artistic treasures lie within, the moment you step inside this divine monument you will quickly understand why this is the Crown Jewel of Valletta. ...more »

  • Location: Valletta City
  • Type: Historic Sites
Palace State Rooms

Palace State Rooms

In the heart of Malta's world heritage capital Valletta is the Presidential Palace and its magnificent State Rooms. This city, founded by Grandmaster Jean Parisot de La Vallette in 1566, had the... ...more »

  • Location: Valletta City
  • Type: Historic Sites
  • Tel: +356 2124 9349
Lascaris War Rooms

Lascaris War Rooms

The Lascaris War Rooms are a great attraction just a few minutes walk from the centre of Valletta that have been recently and expertly restored by Fondazzjoni Wirt Artna (an NGO entrusted with... ...more »

  • Location: Valletta City
  • Type: Historic Sites
  • Tel: +356 2123 4717
Inquisitor's Palace

Inquisitor's Palace

Located in the historic town of Birgu (Vittoriosa), the Inquisitor's Palace is one of the very few surviving examples of a style of palace found all over Europe and South America in the early modern.. ...more »

  • Location: Birgu - Vittoriosa
  • Type: Historic Sites
  • Tel: 356 2182 7006

All Malta Sights

Our Local Experts say:

With its strategic position in the centre of the Mediterranean, Malta has an incredibly colourful past. It is today a magnet for history buffs as well as visitors willing to learn the story behind such suggestive buildings and locations.

Arabs, Knights, French and English have all laid claim to the Maltese islands over the past centuries and have all left a significant mark on the culture and geography of Malta and its people... as did the in no small way the Roman Catholic church. The most evocative legacy is certainly that left by the Knights of St John with the medieval built towns of Valletta, Mdina and the Three Cities. However, churches, palazzos, theatres, gardens, war rooms and many other historical buildings built in later years are also today still standing as witnesses to Malta's chequered history. The past decade or so has seen a strong resurgence of awareness and pride in the Maltese to preserve these historical gems and it must be said that a very good job is being done by both the public and private sector to restoreand promotethese priceless treasures in Malta and Gozo.

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