Palazzo Falson

Mdina, Malta

The splendid Palazzo Falson, which is one of the oldest surviving homes in Malta, built in the 13th century, has a dazzling and extensive private collection on display, including furniture, watches, silver, jewellery, oriental rugs, paintings, armoury and books.

The Palazzo is named after its 16th century owner Vice Admiral Michele Falsone, although the amazing collection was brought together by researcher, philanthropist and artist Captain Olof Gollcher (1889-1962), who bought the Palazzo in 1927.

After your visit, be sure to have a break at the palazzo’s splendid rooftop café, which commands a panoramic view of Malta, the open sea and the prominent dome of the nearby Mdina Cathedral.



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Founded: 13th century
Category: Palaces, manors and town halls in Malta


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E S (3 months ago)
Only thing we visited and we were extremely pleased that this was our choice! Amazing collections within the palazzo and a great audio guide to accompany your visit. Views atop at the outdoor terrace are incredible. Cafe food excellent!
Greg Alford (5 months ago)
This is a great experience, the owner lived in this until he died in 1960. It gives you a great idea of what a original house would be like back then. The best thing about this place is Café Gustav on the top which they give you a 10% discount. The most incredible view in Mdina. It's a gorgeous reef top Café with great coffee and desserts. I'm just scared it's going to turn into an Instagram sensation. You have to buy a ticket to see the villa first but it's more than worth it.
Lucian Sadacliev (8 months ago)
Great place to visit and very nice free audioguide, just ask for it with your tickers
Sotiris Gkolnas (8 months ago)
This museum is simply extraordinary. I had the pleasure of being an intern in Palazzo Falson and my experience was nothing but rewarding. If you are in Mdina don't hesitate to visit and explore all the rooms of the museum because each one tells its own history and has its own special objects.
AS SAWA (14 months ago)
The must visit place in Mdina. I walked pass by chance since the garden of this place is so beautiful. The inside of the house is fully well presented. The upper floor has cafe, Gustave cafe, you can take time and enjoy the beautiful city view of Mdina.
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