The Knights Hospitallers - Malta
Situated underneath the majestic Mediterranean Conference Centre in Valletta, The Knights Hospitallers is a truly pleasant surprise for whoever visits. Apart from the heroic and historic stories depicted, there are also the spooky underground dungeons to explore...
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Directions to The Knights Hospitallers
The Knights Hospitallers is located within Malta's majestic Medirerranean Conference Centre (MCC) in Valletta. The Order of St. John, also known as the Knights of Malta, were renowned for their role as a Hospitaller Order of Chivalry during the insistent religious wars of the medieval period. This, in fact, was the Order's initial vocation and only later did they become a military order.
The attraction consists of a striking multi-lingual underground walk-through with life-size figures depicting the life and hardships of those times. The Knights Hospitallers operated from the 'Sacra Infermeria', the Holy Infirmary, the same site were the MCC proudly stands today in Malta's capital city, Valletta. The Crusades around foreign lands as wells as the Great Siege of Malta in 1565 brought a constant flow of sick and injured to Malta's shores seeking the best medical services of the time provided by the Knights Hospitallers. The origins of today's modern healthcare and medicine may be partly traced to the development of surgery in this outstanding hospital.
Immerse yourself in a bygone era and let the sights and sounds transport you along the seven hundred years of history and the definite mark that the noble Knights left on Malta.
Entrance to this unique and underground attraction is through the main door of the Mediterranean Conference Centre in Valletta. Click on the interactive map above for directions.
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