"Valletta - The Fortified City" Top 5 Page for this destination Valletta by steventilly

Valletta Travel Guide: 699 reviews and 1,813 photos

A Charming And Very Historic City

Valletta is the capital of Malta, a city of narrow, steep streets surrounded on three sides by water and massive fortifications. Inside the city is a host of beautiful historical buildings and old townhouses with their famous balconies.
The public gardens of Valletta give great views from their elevated position - the views across the Grand Harbour to The Three Cities is especially worth seeing.
The whole of Valletta is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and rightly so in my opinion. It's the kind of place you can go back to again and again and find something new every time.
It's worth noting that if you go on Sunday then many things may be closed, but also the whole place may be a lot more quiet, which may suit you. Also, if you want to go shopping, go before lunch time if you can.

"Guided Walk"

As is usual for me these days, the pages will take the form of a "guided walk" in the "Must See" section, taking you roughly the way that we saw the city.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Quiet, Friendly Ambience; Lots To See & Do
  • Cons:Everything Is Closed On Sunday
  • In a nutshell:Great Place To Spend A Day Or Two
  • Last visit to Valletta: Jun 2003
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • starship's Profile Photo
    Jan 18, 2009 at 5:36 PM

    Excellent page! Your page filled in some of the blanks in my memory from a half-day in Valletta last summer. Great photos too!

  • Bigs's Profile Photo
    Nov 13, 2006 at 12:19 AM

    Was recently thinking about Malta and that it would be nice to be there again.... your Valetta page does the rest....gotta go there again

  • Diana75's Profile Photo
    Nov 3, 2006 at 2:38 PM

    Thanks to your fantastic pages I've managed to see the best of Malta. Wonderful pictures and very helpful tips about the lovely Valletta. It's always a pleasure to go back, even if sometimes is only virtually.

  • uglyscot's Profile Photo
    Jun 7, 2005 at 1:17 AM

    Most interesting. I've been tempted to use Maltese airlines for a trip to Uk, and have a stop over- after seeing your site, i'm almost convinced.

  • arlequin_g's Profile Photo
    Apr 9, 2005 at 2:29 AM

    What a beautiful place. It has a lot of magic places and you have achieved to catch them with your photos and comments.

  • rozehill's Profile Photo
    Feb 16, 2005 at 12:48 AM

    Your pages are just splendid. Great tips and very informative.

  • sandysmith's Profile Photo
    Feb 14, 2005 at 12:55 PM

    nice shots of the cathedral interior ...and Valletta :-) Oh I missed the theatre and they had Romeo and Juliet on when we were there.

  • B_Caro's Profile Photo
    Feb 12, 2005 at 11:57 PM

    some nice tips, iŽll keep them in mind when I visit malta

  • mazzap's Profile Photo
    Jul 18, 2004 at 4:01 PM

    Once again your Malta pages have exceeded my expectations! So many tips and all very useful as I am going back there mid August!!

  • Maurizioago's Profile Photo
    Jul 8, 2004 at 8:53 AM

    Unfortunately into the Grand Master's Palace there are only five rooms to see. There is also the armoury to see. Ciao!


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