National Art Gallery
Surrounding the museum, Sultan’s Park was once part of the grounds of the sultan’s palace. It’s an attractive place full of flowers and...
Old Friday Mosque
Hukuru Miskiiy is the oldest mosque in the country, dating from 1656. It’s a beautiful structure made from coral stone into which...
Muleeaage & Medhu Ziyaarath
Across the road from the Old Friday Mosque is Muleeaage , built as a palace in the early 20th century. The sultan was deposed before he...
Royal Garden Café
This great little place, with a charming garden and an air-conditioned, stylish dark-wood interior, is housed in a rare surviving...
Lonely Planet review
The Museum Building in one corner of Sultan’s Park houses the National Library, various cultural centres from countries around the world and this exhibition space, which has regular displays of Maldivian art. There is sadly no permanent collection on display, but group and individual shows are regularly held and the biennial Maldives Contemporary exhibition is a great chance to see the varied art produced in the country, from photography to painting and conceptual works.