Grandmaster's Palace

Local nameGrandmaster's Palace
LocationMsida, Malta

The Grandmaster's Palace, officially known as The Palace, is a palace in Valletta, Malta. It was built between the 16th and 18th centuries as the palace of the Grand Master of the Order of St. John, who ruled Malta from 1530 to 1798, and was also known as the Magisterial Palace. When the knights were expelled by Napoleonic France, it became the National Palace. During the period of British rule beginning in 1800, it was the Governor's Palace.

The palace became a British royal residence with various governors representing the monarchy and the queen, and with the royal family itself. As an official royal residence it was often used by British sovereigns for major events during their stay in Malta.

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Opening hours

Last admission at 16.30.

Closed on 24, 25 & 31 Dec, 1 Jan, Good Friday


Palace Armoury + State Rooms
Adults: €10
Youths (12-17), Seniors (60+): €7,50
Children (6-11): €5
Children (under 5): Free

More information and contact


Official Website


Phone +356 21249349

Address Palace Square, Valletta, Malta

Coordinates 35°53'54.938" N 14°30'50.905" E

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