Siege Bell Memorial


Erected in 1992, this memorial commemorates those who lost their lives during the wartime convoys of 1940 to 1943. The Latin inscription of the bell references Psalm 140, and translates to 'You cast thy shadow upon my head during the time of war 1940–1943'.

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1. Lower Barrakka Gardens

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This compact harbourfront park contains a Doric temple commemorating Sir Alexander Ball, the British naval captain who successfully captured Malta from…

2. Sacra Infermeria

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In the impressive former Sacra Infermeria, a 16th-century hospital of the Order of St John, this exhibition brings the sometimes alarming achievements of…

3. Malta Experience

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A whip through 7000 years of history, this 45-minute show also highlights Malta's scenic attractions. It's screened in the basement of the Mediterranean…

5. 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…

6. 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…

7. Casa Rocca Piccola

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The 16th-century palazzo Casa Rocca Piccola is the family home of the 9th Marquis de Piro, who still lives here and has opened part of the palazzo to the…

8. Valletta Contemporary

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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…