Streets & squares, Valletta

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    Republic Street

    by sandysmith Updated Feb 13, 2005

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    Republic street

    Favorite thing: This is the main thoroughfare of Valletta - renamed Republic Street (having changed its name according with that of the city gate!) when Malta became a Republic in 1974. It runs from the city gate all the way to Fort St Elmo, a distance of 1.5 km. Its the street where people meet friends and accquaintances. Valletta is fairly compact but is quite steep in parts and has lots of steps - so wear suitable shoes. Note the highly polished pavements can be quite slippery in the rain too :-S

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    Steep Streets

    by sandysmith Updated Feb 13, 2005

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    Ursula Street

    Favorite thing: The streets of Valletta are steep in places but are full of character - my favourite one was St Ursula Street - home to several Hotels. It was quaint with its cobbled paving stones and potted flowers and much quieter being devoid of traffic - no cars have access down the side streets like this.

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    Cosy Squares

    by steventilly Updated Feb 17, 2005

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    Valletta

    Favorite thing: There are some nice squares in Valletta, foremost amongst them being Pjazza San Gwann (St. John's Square) which stands in front of the co-cathedral. This sqaure is filled with the tables and canopies of the cafes that surround the square. It's a good place to rest at any time of day and take a drink and a cake and watch the world pass by.

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    Hilly Streets

    by steventilly Updated Feb 17, 2005

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    Valletta Street

    Favorite thing: Valletta is quite a hilly city, especially as you come from the edges by the water towards the more central parts of the city. Some of the hills are climbed by near vertical flights of steps, others by more gentle (but longer) inclines. Looking down someof the street is quite spectacular, as they drop away in front of you (and sometimes rise again at the other side).
    Don't worry if you can't manage hills or steps - once you are within the central area there is not too much step-climbing to do, and especially if you arrive by bus.

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    A florist stall in Republic Street.

    by Maurizioago Updated May 8, 2011

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    Favorite thing: Republic Street is the main street in Valletta. It starts at the City Gate and goes to Fort Sant Elmo. Here you can see lots of shops and cafes.

    One of the things I liked most on this street was this florist stall. It is opened only in the morning. Unfortunately this pic doesn't do justice to this treat for the eyes.

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    Picturesque Corners

    by steventilly Updated Feb 17, 2005

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    Valletta

    Favorite thing: There are a lot of lovely sights in Valletta, whether it's the balconies, the churches, the fortifications, the views of the harbours or simply things like this - a postbox and some flowers just along the main shopping street.

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    Triton Fountain

    by sandysmith Updated Feb 28, 2005

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    Tritons on a dry fountain

    Favorite thing: In the middle of the bus terminus at Valletta (just outside the city gate) is the Triton Fountain - although we never saw it operating during our stay in January - didn't quite have the same appeal without the water.

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    The Famous Balconies

    by steventilly Updated Feb 17, 2005

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    Valletta Balconies

    Favorite thing: Something else that Valletta is famous for is the balconies of its houses. Some of the streets here have row after row of them, ranked one above the other, and in various colours, though green seems rather popular.

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    Fear?

    by AndyRG Updated Oct 15, 2002

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    Favorite thing: Do Maltese women do... the same? Are men in a difficult position? There are enough statues on the streets, some of them represent the rich legacy of the island in history, archaeology, architecture, art...

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    TYPICAL STREET OF VALLETTA...

    by chrissyalex Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Favorite thing: TYPICAL STREET OF VALLETTA Some of the streets of Valletta are very steep and many have quite a few stairs. Once you reach the city center,it seems to level off though. As you walk through these streets, you will notice the pretty Maltese balconies,steep buildings,shrines of saints on the corners and many shops along the way.

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    Different Views of Valletta

    by lauraherrmann Updated Jan 22, 2011
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    Favorite thing: Exploring the town was a pleasant experience .
    The views are wonderful and the building are interesting.
    Everyplace, I went was very tidy and extremely clean.
    The people were very helpful, nice and friendly.

    Fondest memory: I went to a art shop that had several different sellers of the most beautiful handmade glass items.
    I bought several peices that were from several different vendors.
    The all the craftmanship was exceptional and the variety of the peices is extraordinary.

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    Narrow Streets

    by steventilly Written Feb 16, 2005
    A Valletta Street

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    Niches

    by steventilly Written Feb 16, 2005
    Corner Of A Valletta Street

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    Manderaggio

    by sandysmith Written Feb 28, 2005
    Manderaggio view

    Favorite thing: The Manderaggio sits across from Manoel Island in Marsamxett Harbour side of Valletta. The knights had hoped to excavate this site to construct a galley port safe from storms, akin to the Manderaggio of Rhodes. The stone blocks excavated from the site were used to help build Valletta. However, the lower rock stratum was not suitable for building stone and worked stopped before sea level was reached. In recent years a water polo pitch was built here - seen in pic.

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    The streets in Valletta.

    by Maurizioago Written May 8, 2011

    Favorite thing: Valletta was laid out in a grid pattern. Some backstreets are picturesque, but quite steep. Some of them are also made with stairs.

    This is also a warning tip!

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