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


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User Reviews

richard cope (37 days ago)
One of the best attractions in Mdina! Beautifully restored character house with bags of history, easily accessible to all (possibly not young children). Great audio guide included in the price of admission. Friendly informed staff. Great cafe on the roof top at the end of your tour. Highly recommended; make it a 'must see' on your tour of Mdina.
Leonardo Candela (46 days ago)
Ticket: 10 eur Nice small/mid size museum in Mdina You can have the audio guide at the entrance. It is included in the price and highly recommended. The palace is well maintained and really full of interesting pieces. Visit takes about an hour or less.
Markella Kourkoulou (2 months ago)
Great place, intact and very impressive. Totally worth a visit. Don't forget at the end of your visit to have a coffee in the Cafe on the terrace. 5/5
Sally Bate (2 months ago)
Good audio tour and lovely house. Cafe with super views on the roof garden.
Michael Voss (2 months ago)
Actually the best spot we visited in Mdina. Well maintained, COVID measures perfectly in place, very friendly personnel. Audio guide is available and precise, not too lengthy, but to the point and nicely composed with music in background. Don't forget to visit also the Gustav café on top to relax
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