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Place of Worship

Sarria Church

Private Residence

Triq il-Ħabbież, Ħal-Qormi

Place of Worship

St George Parish Church

Place of Worship

Chapel of Our Lady of Victories

Historical Structure

Palace Armoury

Historical Structure

National Library of Malta

Historical Structure

Auberge de Castille

Place of Worship

Church of the Annunciation, Balzan

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

Valletta

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