Valletta Valletta, Malta #
Built in 1570 the Grandmaster's Palace currently houses the Office of the President of Malta and the House of Representatives. Seen from the outside the palace is, despite its length of 95m, not really very imposing, but the inside discloses an unexpected splendour. The palace is built around two courtyards, one of which is dominated by a statue of Neptune. At the moment it is possible to visit only the Palace Armoury regularly. The Armoury houses one of the finest collections of weapons of the period of the Knights of Malta, with spears, swords, shields, heavy armour and other weapons on display.