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The Malta Experience

Mediterranean Street | St. Elmo Bastions, Valletta, Island of Malta VLT 1253, Malta
+356 2552 4000
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Maltese Islands History Audio-Visual Show and La Sacra Infermeria Tour
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US$46.27*
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Half Day Tour of Valletta Malta's Capital City
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The Malta Experience Is Malta's Premier Tourist Attraction. Discover the turbulent and inspiring history of the Maltese Islands with this unique and informative audio-visual tour that combines a 45-minute historical documentary show and a 30-minute visit of La Sacra Infermeria, an old hospital built by the Knights of St. John. This tour is an ideal first stop for visitors who wish to discover the Maltese Islands and step back in time to relive Malta's history. The attraction is open daily including Saturdays and Sunday (from 11:00 AM every hour), and the cafe and souvenir shop are open daily.
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Hours Today: 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Mediterranean Street | St. Elmo Bastions, Valletta, Island of Malta VLT 1253, Malta
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"knights hospital"
in 54 reviews
"hospital tour"
in 28 reviews
"sacra infermeria"
in 30 reviews
"minute film"
in 32 reviews
"different languages"
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"informative film"
in 17 reviews
"maltese history"
in 69 reviews
"audio visual presentation"
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"potted history"
in 18 reviews
"great overview"
in 19 reviews
"souvenir shop"
in 12 reviews
"guided tour"
in 68 reviews
"history lesson"
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"combined ticket"
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"knights of st john"
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"amazing history"
in 12 reviews
"well worth the visit"
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Film quite interesting. Tour of Knights of St. John hospital and theatre quite good too (quite a lot can't be seen or visited, or you need to pay extra). Get tickets that include the War Museum/Fort St. Elmo.

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Emily D, Operations Manager at The Malta Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Dear Guest, Thank you for your review. We are happy that you found the visit interesting and hope to welcome you back to sunny Malta in the near future! Kind Regards, Emily Demajo

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Reviewed 5 days ago

We visited eve on our first day. It provides a good overview of the history of Malta and explains it well. We had no idea how important Malta was to the North African Campaign in the Second World War or the different cultures who invaded...More

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Emily D, Operations Manager at The Malta Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Dear Guest, Thank you for your review. We are happy that you found the visit interesting and hope to welcome you back to sunny Malta in the near future! Kind Regards, Emily Demajo

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Loved the film to learn about Maltas turbulent history. Visit to Knights Hospital afterwards very informative & enjoyable.

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Emily D, Operations Manager at The Malta Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for your 5 star review! We hope Malta was a holiday to remember and look forward to welcoming you back one day! Kind Regards, Emily Demajo

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice film explains the history of Malta. Not to long not to short. Lots of languages available. It is ok

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Emily D, Operations Manager at The Malta Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Dear Guest, Thank you for your review. We are happy that you found the visit interesting and hope to welcome you back to sunny Malta in the near future! Kind Regards, Emily Demajo

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visted here a couple of years ago and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Be warned though, it can feel claustrophobic at times. I certainly had a mild panic at times. The bravery and ingenuity of the people involved in building these bunkers is just amazing and...More

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Emily D, Operations Manager at The Malta Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for your 5 star review! We hope Malta was a holiday to remember and look forward to welcoming you back one day! Kind Regards, Emily Demajo

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If this is your first visit and particularly if your knowledge of Malta is limited I would recommend this audio visual show. It’s about 45 minutes long and gives a good overview from the earliest times to the present. It’s a sit down theatre presentation...More

Thank Stuart G
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Emily D, Operations Manager at The Malta Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for your 5 star review! We hope Malta was a holiday to remember and look forward to welcoming you back one day! Kind Regards, Emily Demajo

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a good place to go to get an overview of Malta's amazing history. It is a useful introduction to the other sites in Malta and it explains their importance. I wasn't so keen on the location of the film showing - it is...More

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Emily D, Operations Manager at The Malta Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Guest, Thank you for your review! We are glad you enjoyed the movie. Should you like to return on a quieter day and see the hospital, do let me know and I'll get you in! You can contact me on info@themaltaexperience.com Kind Regards, Emily...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have just visited the Malta experience after 10 yrs or so.I wanted my 2 sons.. aged 15 and 8 to get to know more about the Maltese history.They both enjoyed the spectacular show and after were given a tour around The Infirmary.They enjoyed it...More

Thank Stephanie E
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Emily D, Operations Manager at The Malta Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for your 5 star review! We are so pleased you enjoyed your visit and thank you for your recommendation! Kind Regards, Emily Demajo

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great idea if it’s raining! Lots of seating, good audio visual of Malta’s history. Do this before Fort St Elmo as gives context.

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Emily D, Operations Manager at The Malta Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Guest, Thank you for your review. We are happy that you found the visit interesting and hope to welcome you back to Malta in the near future. Kind Regards, Emily Demajo

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This tourist attraction provides one with a overview of Malta. It however at times feels like a promotional video to increase trade for the country. The young staff on the booking counter were not very welcoming. More or less no information given. The presentation was...More

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Emily D, Operations Manager at The Malta Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Guest, Thank you for your review. I am sorry about your experience at the ticket desk. Kindly send me an email on info@themaltaexperience.com with more details so that I may further look into the situation. I am pleased you enjoyed the Sacra Infermeria tour!...More

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Pamela S
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If you are looking for wide sandy beaches then you will be disappointed. Most are small and stoney or off of rocks but the water is crystal clear. Some hotels have small 'artificial' sandy beaches by which I mean they have... More
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Malta Experience has shows at 11:00, 12:00, 1:00 and 2:00 on Sunday's. Ft St Elmo is also open.
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