Auberge de Castille
St James' Cavalier
This 16th-century fortification has been transformed into a dazzling arts centre. Recent exhibitions have encompassed British artists...
Royal Opera House
On the main street, Triq ir-Repubblika you'll pass the cracked steps and shattered column stumps of the ruined Royal Opera House. This...
Upper Barrakka Gardens & Saluting Battery
These colonnaded gardens perched high above Grand Harbour were created in the late 16th century as a relaxing haven for the Knights from...
St James' Cavalier Centre for Creativity
The Centre for Creativity has a cinema that occasionally screens alternative and arthouse films, and a theatre-in-the-round, which hosts...
Carmelo Azzopardi Pastizzerija
Follow your nose to a couple of friendly, hole-in-the-wall places on Triq San Pawl where you can pick up a fresh hot pastizza from...
Lonely Planet review
On Pjazza Kastilja, pause to admire the façade of the Auberge de Castille, designed by the architect Andrea Belli in 1741. It adorns a 16th-century building that was once the home of the Spanish and Portuguese langue of the Knights of St John, but now houses the offices of the Maltese prime minister (not open to the public).