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"Valletta - Malta's Capital City" Valletta by Elly01

Valletta Travel Guide: 699 reviews and 1,812 photos

Introducing the The Maltese Islands

The Maltese Islands consist of Malta (being the largest island), Gozo, and Comino. The capital city of Malta is Valletta. Valletta is a very busy place during the night as there are many offices, restaurants, bars and shops. However, at night it is much quieter! Valletta is surrounded by these thick large walls called bastions. These where built by Order of St.John to protect the inhabitants from the enemies. As soon as you enter the beginning of Valletta one can see this huge fountain which consists of three tritons. This is where one can catch public transport in order to get anywhere in Malta.

As you can see Valletta is made up of long straight vertical and horizontal roads that cut across eachother.

Bastions - A means of Security

Valletta and the three cities are surrounded by these thick large walls called bastions. These where built by Order of St.John to protect the inhabitants from the enemies. These walls are very hard to climb up and when the enemy did try to climb up - buckets of boiling oil would be thrown down the bastions !
Today the bastions stand there decorating over lovely island and are only used as homes for little sparrows and pigeons to build their nests in :-)

An example of the bastions can be seen here in the photo !

Valletta lit up at night

From Sliema right across the sea one can see Valletta and the affect of the lights at night is very spectacular.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:You find many shops close to eachother !
  • Cons:Too many people concentrated in one area !
  • In a nutshell:However after 8.00 the latest the city is dead !
  • Last visit to Valletta: Feb 2005
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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Comments (7)

  • Maurizioago's Profile Photo
    Apr 15, 2011 at 10:27 PM

    I'm looking forward to re visiting Malta. Ciao!

  • Jim_Eliason's Profile Photo
    Feb 24, 2009 at 5:26 AM

    Nice tips Elisa

  • Dec 3, 2008 at 1:55 AM

    By your tips, it looks like you need more than a day in port on a cruise ship. Lots of places that interest me. Will check out the gardens on the web.

  • chiara76's Profile Photo
    Jul 4, 2005 at 3:28 AM

    Very good page. Who knows, maybe I will visit this country next October so then I will use your information during the travel, be sure! Greetings from Poland. Maria.

  • sandysmith's Profile Photo
    Apr 5, 2005 at 5:42 AM

    Hi Elisa, nice to see the old pics here

  • steventilly's Profile Photo
    Apr 5, 2005 at 4:51 AM

    Some nice tips. Chips & Eggs at the Gunpost is one of my favourite lunches, and the views are indeed lovely.

  • B_Caro's Profile Photo
    Apr 4, 2005 at 3:16 PM

    A nice page with nice tips; I enjoyed the view from the Upper and Lower Barraka gardens.


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