Malta Contemporary Art


After a few years of exhibiting at various pop-up venues around Valletta, Malta Contemporary Art (MCA) now has its own dedicated space tucked away in a quiet heritage backstreet. Check the website for the latest exhibitions, often covering photography, painting and mixed media.

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Nearby Valletta attractions

1. Grand Master's Palace

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The stern exterior of the 16th-century Grand Master's Palace conceals a sumptuous interior. This was once the residence of the Grand Masters of the…

2. Armoury

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Of the original 25,000 16th- to 18th-century Knights of St John suits of armour, around 5000 remain at the Armoury, which is housed in the Grand Master's…

3. Malta Postal Museum

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Sandwiched between a pub and restaurants on Triq l-Arċisqof is this compact but interesting museum. Highlights of the permanent exhibition include the…

4. Church of St Paul's Shipwreck

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In AD 60 St Paul was shipwrecked on Malta and brought Christianity to the population. This church has a 19th-century facade, but the interior dates from…

5. National Library

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This grand classical edifice was the last building erected by the Knights. It's worth popping in to admire the book-lined stacks, and there are occasional…

6. Valletta Contemporary


Emblematic of Valletta's cultural development during the city's 2018 stint as a European Capital of Culture is this modern gallery with an ever-changing…

7. Lion Fountain


Sculpted out of limestone in the 17th century by Maltese sculptor Mariano Gerada.

8. St John's Co-Cathedral

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St John's Co-Cathedral, Malta's most impressive church, was designed by the architect Gerolamo Cassar. It was built between 1573 and 1578, taking over…