With a rich historical past, Valletta is almost 450 years old.
Also known as The Fortress City, Valletta is Malta’s capital city. With a rich historical past, the tiny city is almost 450 years old and took only an impressive 15 years to build.
One of the most concentrated historic areas in the world, Valletta is a World Heritage City and considered a European Art City. With a timeless atmosphere, the narrow streets boast some of Europe’s finest art works, churches and palaces.
Having recently had a makeover, contemporary architecture now includes Renzo Piano’s graceful new gateway to the city, an open-air auditorium and a laser-cut stonework parliament building. This contrasts with the countless unspoilt 17th century buildings, containing quaint shops and cafes.
Commemorating 450 years since the Great Siege, a literary evening will proceed a special mass on Victory Day, 8 September, this year.
Set on a skinny peninsula between two deep harbours of cobalt sea, a boat trip is a fantastic way to enjoy the stunning views Valletta has to offer, some of which frequently star as film locations.
With restaurants, wine bars, clubs, cinemas, and performances Valletta vibrates with the energy of its people and its past. The best part? You can explore the entire city on foot.
For more information head to Visit Malta.
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