VALLETTA

UNESCO World Heritage City

Museums

Monuments

Churches

Restaurants

MALTA’S CAPITAL CITY

One of the most concentrated historic  areas in the world, with over 28 churches, 320 monuments and key landmarks in an area of 55ha.

The city’s origins date back to the 16th century when it was built by the Knights of St. John as a fortified stronghold. Its strategic location made it a crucial maritime hub and a bulwark against potential invaders. The impressive bastions, forts, and walls that encircle Valletta remain as a testament to its military past.

Wandering through Valletta’s narrow, winding streets is like stepping into a living museum. The city is dotted with grand churches, such as St. John’s Co-Cathedral, adorned with intricate artwork and the renowned Caravaggio painting “The Beheading of Saint John the Baptist.” The Upper Barrakka Gardens offer breathtaking panoramic views of the Grand Harbour, while the Lower Barrakka Gardens provide a serene escape from the bustling streets.

Despite its historic charm, Valletta is a vibrant and dynamic city. It hosts numerous cultural events, including the Valletta International Arts Festival, showcasing music, theater, and contemporary art. The city’s cafes, restaurants, and markets offer a taste of local flavors and Mediterranean cuisine.

Valletta’s status as the European Capital of Culture in 2018 further spotlighted its significance as a hub for creativity and artistic expression. The city’s revitalized cultural scene has drawn both locals and tourists, fostering a sense of unity and pride.

In essence, Valletta is a living mosaic of history and modernity, seamlessly blending its ancient architectural marvels with a lively contemporary spirit. Its ability to captivate visitors with its timeless beauty while embracing the pulse of the present is a testament to its enduring allure.

THE LIST

Our Top 10 in Valletta

MUSEUMS
  • National War Museum
  • National Museum of Archeology
  • Lascaris War Rooms
  • MUZA
  • Casa Rocca Piccola
  • Palace Armoury
  • The Malta Experience
  • Palace State Rooms
  • Malta Postal Museum and Arts Hub
  • Malta 5D
MONUMENTS
  • Siege Bell War Memorial
  • Victoria Gate
  • Lower Barraka Gardens
  • Upper Barraka Gardens
  • Monument to Jean De La Valletta
  • Independence Monument
  • Great Siege Square
  • Queen Victoria Statue
  • Flame that Never Dies
  • Sette Giugno Monument
CHURCHES
  • St. John’s Co-Cathedral
  • Shrine of Our Lady of Mount Carmel
  • St. Augustine Church and Priory
  • St. Catherine of Italy
  • St. Paul Shipwreck
  • Ta Liesse Church
  • Our Lady of Victories Church
  • St. Francis Church
  • St. Andrew’s Scots Church
  • St. George Orthodox Church
RESTAURANTS
  • NONI – 220m (Michelin)
  • Beati Paoli – 300m
  • Sotto Pinseria
  • Rubino (Michelin)
  • Under Grain (Michelin)
  • ION (Michelin)
  • Guzé
  • AKI
  • 59 Republic
  • Legligin

80m from convenience store

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