Sacra Infermeria


In the impressive former Sacra Infermeria, a 16th-century hospital of the Order of St John, this exhibition brings the sometimes alarming achievements of medieval medicine to life and allows a glance inside this fascinating building. Admission is included with entry to the Malta Experience nearby.

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