Sacra Infermeria

The Sacra Infermeria, built in 1574 under Grand Master de la Cassiere, achieved fame as one of the foremost hospitals of the period in Europe. Food was served by the Knights themselves on silver plates, specimens of which, together with ceramic pharmacy jars, may be seen at the National Museum of Fine Arts.

The Infermeria had six wards with the largest measuring 161 metres; believed to be one of the longest halls in Europe. It was mostly destroyed during WWII and was rebuilt and now functions as a conference centre.