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 currently houses the Office of the President of Malta. It was also the seat of the Parliament of Malta from 1921 to 2015. Parts of the building, namely the Palace State Rooms and the Palace Armoury are open to the public as a museum run by Heritage Malta. The building is currently undergoing a major restoration project with only part of the armoury accessible to the public via the entrance on Merchant's Street.

Tags Mannerist ArchitectureBaroque ArchitecturePalaceHistoric BuildingHistoricalResidenceGovernment OfficeMuseumOfficePaidCastle
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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

Tours and activities: Grandmaster's Palace

Malta Shore Excursion: Private Tour of Historic Palaces and Noble Homes

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