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Why Visit Valletta, Malta

The capital of Malta may be tiny, however, full of historical sites, cultural heritage, alluring sights, and wonderful architecture, thus a day is not enough. The array of leisurely activities in the city as well as places to explore provide with an unforgettable travel experience while numerous cafes and restaurants are perfect for relaxing and watching the world go by. Valletta is the perfect getaway!

Start your Valletta tour at one of the most impressive monuments in the area, the City Gate. Designed by the Italian architect Renzo Piano, it is actually the fifth edition of the gate standing at the entrance to the city. The first one was built back in the 17th century, however, rebuilt after numerous destructions, the landmark as we see it now was only completed in 2014. The City Gate is located in between the St. James' and St. John's Bastions and surrounded by the City Walls, comprising a truly significant ensemble in the city.

Another point of interest undoubtedly worth exploring is the magnificent St. John's Co-Cathedral. Dating back to the 16th century, the imposing Baroque church features a rather plain facade, however, once inside you will be amazed by the lavish interior. Every inch of the church is scrupulously embellished by ornaments, the walls are decorated with paintings and the marble floor depicts the life of the of St John the Baptist. The monument is extraordinary, to say the least.

Continue your Valletta travel by exploring the museum scene of the city. Some of the most popular ones include the National Museum of Archaeology and Fort St. Elmo & National War Museum. The latter one is a former fort built by knights, dating back to the 16th century, which now houses numerous exhibitions related to the war history of Malta. In the National Museum of Archeology, you can also get acquainted with the history of the area, however, from a rather different perspective.

Other landmarks definitely worth including to your Valletta itinerary are the Grand Master's Palace, the former residence of the Knights of St. John, and the monumental Parliament Building.

Best Things to Do in Valletta, Malta

  • Visit the St. John's Cathedral
  • Stop by the City Gates of Valletta
  • Check out the Grand Master's Palace
 

The city often feels more like an extensive open-air museum, rather than a capital because of its small size but boasts a huge number of things to do and places to visit, so don't hesitate and start working on your itinerary. Valletta awaits!

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