Grandmaster's Palace in Malta

Publish date: 28-02-2019
Grandmaster's Palace in Malta

Grandmaster's Palace (Palazz tal-Gran Mastru)  is located in Malta, Valletta. The palace is the official residence of the President of the Republic. Until 2015, the palace building was also the seat of the government of Malta.

The palace was built after the completion of the Great Turkish Siege. The construction of the building was initiated by Grand Master Jean de Valette in 1566. The palace has only 2 floors, it has 2 courtyards. One of them is named after Neptune (its statue is in the center of the courtyard), and the second courtyard, smaller, is called Prince Alfred.

The building of the palace houses a museum of weapons (the Armoury).

Opening Hours

  • Monday to Friday between 10.00 and 16.30hrs (last admission at 16.00hrs).
  • Saturday and Sunday between 09.00 and 16.30hrs (last admission at 16.00hrs).

Closed on the 24, 25 & 31 December, 1 January & Good Friday. 

The Palace State Rooms may also be closed to visitors at short notice due to the exigencies of the Office of the President.

Ticket price

Joint admission fees for the Palace Armoury and State Rooms:

  • Adults (18 – 59 years): €10.00
  • Youths (12 – 17 years), Senior Citizens (60 years & over), Concessions, and Students: €7.00
  • Children (6 – 11 years): €5.00
  • Infants (1 – 5 years): Free

How to get

Address: Grandmasters Palace, Palace Square, Valletta VLT 1191

Before the visit please check the information on official web page.


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