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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

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

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 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

The Old Prison

The Old Prison was in use from the mid-16th century until the beginning of the 20th century. It is situated in Gozo's Citadel, overlooking Cathedral Square and adjacent to the Courts of Justice, to.. ...more »

  • Location: Victoria - Rabat
  • Type: Historic Sites
  • Tel: +356 21 565 988

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

St James Cavalier Centre for Creativity

St James Cavalier Centre for Creatvity was set up in 2000 as Malta's Millenium Project. Situated in the imposing fortifications of Valletta, the Centre houses cultural spaces that encourage... ...more »

  • Location: Valletta City
  • Type: Historic Sites
  • Tel: +356 2122 3200

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

Mosta Rotunda Church

The Mosta Rotunda is the Parish Church of Mosta and dedicated to the Assumption of our Lady. It is without a doubt one of the most recognisable and photographed landmarks in Malta. ...more »

  • Location: Mosta
  • Type: Historic Sites

Madonna tal-Herba - Marian Sanctuary

This old church is located in a narrow alleyway just behind the Parish of St Helen in Birkirkara. A large opening leads to the small sanctuary dedicated to the Holy Mother Mary, although there are... ...more »

  • Location: Birkirkara
  • Type: Historic Sites
  • Tel: +356 2144 4725

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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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