Republic Street, Valletta , Malta
Opening Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday 10:00 - 16:00Saturday, Sunday 9:00 - 17:00
- Adults: € 10.00
- Student/senior: € 7.00
- Child: € 5.00
The Palace State Rooms sited at the heart of Malta's World Heritage Capital City of Valletta. The city founded by Grandmaster Jean Parisot de La Vallette in 1566, had the Palace as one of his first buildings. Today this building is known as Presidential Palace. Today the Presidents office and seat of the Maltese parliament. In the Tapestry Chamber hangs a unique collection of Gobelin Tapestires. Frescoes depicting the Great Siege of 1565 by Perez d'Aleccio adorn the Hall of Michael and St George - formerly the Order's supreme council hall. The palace itself was designed by Maltese architect, Girolomo Cassar, who was responsible for most of Valletta's main building, including the Co-Cathedral of St John.
The architectural gem is a combination of efforts throughout the ages including Grandmasters and British Governors who went to extra lengths to competently repair the damage caused by the destructive air-raids of 1942 during the Second World War. Palace State Rooms are decorated with portraits of the Grand Masters, friezes illustrating Maltese history, tapestries, antique furniture and works of art, the Pages Room, the painting of Jacob and the Shepherd from the Workshop of Jusepe Ribera (1591-1652), the State Banqueting Hall and the Ambassadors Hall.