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Address: Republic Street, Valletta, Island of Malta VLT 1191, Malta
Phone Number: +356 2124 9349
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US$42.25*
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Valletta Walking Tour Including Grandmaster’s Palace
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Valletta Small-Group Walking Tour

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Impressive collection of armouries but State rooms were closed...

The collection in the Armoury is well worth seeing, with a good audioguide included in the admission price. However, we did not see the State rooms, which were closed for a... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 November 2016
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Wset Wales
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18 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Check before you visit - only the armoury was open when I visited. The palace is being spruced up for the 2017/18 celebrations and events.

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Croydon, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really wanted to view the Palace Rooms, but sadly they were closed when we visited and only the armoury was available for viewing, so gave it a miss.

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Thank Nigel K
Msida, Malta
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Dominating Palace Square, the Grand Master's Palace has always been the house of government in Malta, first by the knights, then the British and now hosts the President’s office. In the interior of the palace is the famous Council Chamber, adorned with valuable Gobelins tapestries woven in France for Grand Master Ramón Perellos y Roccaf.The other rooms and passages of... More 

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Trowbridge, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very interesting collection of armour and weapons. Shame the rest of the buildings were closed for refurbishment.

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Thank Jacqueline S
Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Well presented, a great array of equipment and arms. Well presented. Easy to spend a couple of hours wandering.

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Scarisbrick, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

my husband and i really enjoyed our visit we have never seen such a large collection of armour. excellent. in my opinion a must see

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Thank Brenda O
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Undoubtedly a great place to visit when fully open, but distinctly underwhelming when most of the Palace is closed for restoration. Only the Armoury was left to see and like most similar museums, there was a lot of metal on show, but very little pizzazz to engage the visitor. The rooms are gloomy, the presentation mainly lacklustre and the captioning... More 

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Uxbridge, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fourth time in Valletta in three years, but we had never previously managed to make time to go here. It gets a fleeting mention in the guide books and on web sites, and having visited now, I understand why. State rooms were totally underwhelming, bland, dull, poorly lit and contained little of interest. The Armoury is basically two large rooms... More 

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Vienna, Austria
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Anticipating Malta's EU presidency, the grand rooms of the palace are closed for renovation. The armory is open.

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Paris
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

The collection in the Armoury is well worth seeing, with a good audioguide included in the admission price. However, we did not see the State rooms, which were closed for a mysterious reason and an unspecified duration.

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