National Museum of Fine Arts, Valletta

National Museum of Fine Arts, Valletta

The National Museum of Fine Arts is Malta’s major museum for the visual arts. It houses a collection of works by Maltese and foreign artists mainly representing the major European artistic styles.

The building, originally one of the oldest in Valletta, was largely rebuilt into a Rococo palace in the 1760s for use by the Knight of Malta Ramon de Sousa y Silva, a wealthy Portuguese knight of the Order of St John who used it as his private home.

The palace was officially inaugurated as the National Museum of Fine Arts in 1974 after the Fine Arts Collection was moved from the Auberge de Provence to make space for the National Museum of Archaeology.

Opening hours: Monday - Sunday: 9 am – 5 pm.
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Sight Name: National Museum of Fine Arts
Sight Location: Valletta, Malta
Sight Type: Museum/Gallery
Guide(s) containing this sight: Museums Walking Tour  

Walking Tours in Valletta, Malta

Create Your Own Walk in Valletta

Create Your Own Walk in Valletta

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Valletta Remarkable Places of Worship Tour

Valletta Remarkable Places of Worship Tour

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Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.3 km
Valletta Landmarks Tour

Valletta Landmarks Tour

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Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.6 km
City Orientation Walk

City Orientation Walk

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Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.0 km
Museums Walking Tour

Museums Walking Tour

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Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.1 km