Lazzaretto di San Rocco

Sliema, St Julian’s & Paceville

A 17th-century plague hospital on the south side of Manoel Island. More recently, the hospital served as an isolation hospital during WWI and was last used during an epidemic in 1936.

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Nearby Sliema, St Julian’s & Paceville attractions

1. Manoel Island

0.23 MILES

Manoel Island, which can be accessed via a short bridge from Gżira, is largely taken up by boat-building yards and the partly restored Fort Manoel. The…

2. Blitz

0.44 MILES

This innovative gallery and performance space has various pop-up exhibitions and events and hosts resident artists throughout the year. There are no set…

3. Malta 5D

0.44 MILES

The most multisensory of Valletta's audiovisual evocations of the past, this 20-minute show enlivens Malta's history with 3D effects, aromas, gusts of air…

4. Manoel Theatre

0.47 MILES

Malta's national theatre was built in 1731 and is one of the oldest theatres in Europe. The building is being slowly restored, but is still in use for…

5. Tigné Point (The Point)

0.48 MILES

Tigné Point, a promontory east of Sliema, was one of the sites where the Turkish commander Dragut Reis ranged his cannons to pound Fort St Elmo during the…

6. Carmelite Basilica

0.48 MILES

Originally built in 1570 and expanded in the mid-19th century, the Carmelite Basilica (formerly known as the Basilica of Our Lady of Mt Carmel) was…

7. National Museum of Archaeology

0.51 MILES

The National Museum of Archaeology is housed in the impressive Auberge de Provence. Exhibits include delicate stone tools dating from 5200 BC, Phoenician…

8. Valletta Living History

0.51 MILES

A glossy, entertaining 35-minute sweep through Malta's eventful history (available in eight languages).