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Sacra Infermeria

Hospital of the Order of St John

The “Sacra Infermeria” of the Order of St John, now popularly known as the Mediterranean Conference Centre has a long and interesting history originally built as a hospital by Grand Master Jean de la Cassiere in 1574: this imposing building has a long history and seen many changes over the years.

This picture is of the “Great Ward”, a hall measuring 155 metres in length and was at that time one of the largest in Europe and was described as “one of the grandest interiors in the world”.

The Malta Experience is situated in a purpose built theatre in this magnificent building.

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