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The Palace Armoury

Around the back of the Grand Masters Palace, almost hidden away on Merchants Street in Valletta, can be found The Palace Armoury. This museum contains all original weapons of war from the period of the Knights.

Gozo

One of the small islands in the Maltese Archipelago is the small island Gozo, also known amongst the locals as Ghawdex, the 2nd largest island of this archipelago.  With a population of over 31,000 inhabitants, Gozo is only  67 km² in size and is more rural than the larger island of Malta.

The Old Prison

Situated in the Citadel in Gozo, stands an old prison overlooking the cathedral square and next to the once connected law courts.  This prison facility was used in the 16th century by the Knights of St John soon after they arrived on the island of Malta and was last used in 1962 .  The prisoners […]

Valletta

Valletta is Malta’s capital city, known amongst the Maltese as ‘Il-Belt’, meaning The City.  Valletta is a historic walled citadel located in the central part of the island and built by the knights of the Order of St John of Jerusalem, also known as the Knights of Malta or the Knights Hospitaller.