Discover Malta's
maritime history
etched in stone


Place of Worship

San Frangisk de Paola, Qormi

Place of Worship

Parish Church, Annunciation of Our Lady, Tarxien

Place of Worship

Immaculate Conception of Our Lady, St Julian’s

Private Residence

Mifsud Stores

Place of Worship

Immaculate Conception of Our Lady, Qala

Place of Worship

Visitation Chapel

Place of Worship

St.Francis of the Stigmata

Place of Worship

St.Cajetan of Thiene Chapel

Place of Worship

St Roche Chapel


St Edward’s College

Place of Worship

St Blaise Chapel

Historical Structure

Notre Dame Gate

Place of Worship

Madonna tal-Abbandunati

Place of Worship

Immaculate Conception of Our Lady

Place of Worship

Christ the Redeemer


This graffiti walk covers just over 1 km of Valletta’s central streets. During this walk you will visit 7 different sites which you can read more about below.

Estimated Time45 - 60 minutes
Total Distance1.1 km
Number of Graffiti Sites7 Sites

Built in the latter half of the 16th Century, this building has housed knights of the Order and the Office of the Prime Minister. One ship graffito with a gundeck can be spotted on the SW exterior walls.

This prominent building was home to the Grand Master of the Order of St John. The front of the Palace has a detailed ship graffito to the right of the main entrance (see right image).

Home to the largest collection of Melitensia, this building dates to the late 18th Century. Numerous graffiti of sailing ships, hexfoils and some of faces and people.  

Built by the Order in the 16th Century, this co-cathedral has a handful of ship graffiti carved into the NE facing stretch of wall. 

The several examples of ship graffiti on this SE facing wall have been affected by reconstruction due to WW2 bombings. Some examples show gundecks and other details of sailing ships.

This 1885 city gate facing the Grand Harbour has a dreadnought-type graffito at the bottom of the stairs.

The project can be viewed on Google Earth