Valletta Tourist Traps

  • The Central square where cappucciono is 6 euros
    The Central square where cappucciono is...
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  • Karrozzins
    Karrozzins
    by joanj
  • Total Junk
    Total Junk
    by steventilly

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  • Where NOT to have a lunch or a coffee

    by stewartbel Written Apr 23, 2007

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    The Central square where cappucciono is 6 euros

    During your stay in Valletta, you will have many, many things to see, mostly by walking and sightseeing. This means that from time to time you'll have to stop and have a lunch or a cup of coffee. Here is a catch. Never, but never have a coffee at the Central square (Republic street), cos it is 4 times more expensive than any other place in Valletta. For example, cappuccino is here 2.5 LM (Maltese pounds) which is like 6 euros, and only 100 meters away, in some other street it is 55 cents (1.2 euros). Try also to avoid souvenir shops in this area :)

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    The Grand Master's Palace.

    by Maurizioago Updated Jan 29, 2007

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    This was the official residence of the Grand Master of the Knights of S. John. It was built between 1571 and 1574. Later it was the British Grovernor's residence and amministrative office. Today it houses the Parliament and also serves as the President of Malta' office.

    Here you can see only five rooms and there is no guided tour offered. If you want to visit the armoury you have to buy another ticket..

    Fun Alternatives: You could visit Casa Rocca Piccola (see tip).

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    • Arts and Culture
    • Castles and Palaces
    • Museum Visits

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    Beware of taxis

    by morgenhund Written May 30, 2006

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    Most white taxis do not have meters - they will often quote you a rate to where you wnat to go and the rate is not that realiable. Similarly hotels have their own tame cab firms which are also not the cheapest. From personal experience I found that Wembley cabs were not a rip off - the MTL 8 fare suggested by other companies to Valletta from my hotel was often only MTL 5 with a Wembley Cab.

    Unique Suggestions: Make sure you agree a fee in advance - otherwise you might pay substantially over the odds for your taxi ride.

    Fun Alternatives: If time is no object and you are travelling during the day, then the bus system is the best and cheapest way to get around (MTL 0.20 i.e. EUR 0.50) for a single zone trip. Granted you will usually have to go via Valletta but the cost savings are considerable.

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    The Sunday Market

    by steventilly Written Feb 13, 2005

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    Total Junk

    I really didn't like the Sunday market at Valletta. Usually I love markets but something about this one just did not appeal. Maybe it was the sheer quantity of caged wild birds - something I really find objectionable - or maybe just that everything else on sale seemed to be utter junk. We even saw sunscreen that was in bottles that looked dirty, broken and used, and looked about 10 years old - surely it must have been past it's best?

    Fun Alternatives: I liked the market in the city centre a whole lot better. I'm not sure if its on every day, but it was a Monday when we visited that market.

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    Negotiate a price .......

    by joanj Updated Nov 14, 2004

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    Karrozzins

    If you must have a ride on a "Karrozzin" then do negotiate a price before you attempt to get aboard. There is no set charge, and most people pay a hefty price.

    They are lovely to photograph, and if there a few of you and your feet are tired walking the hilly streets, then perhaps it is worth your while.

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    No Crafts Found at Crafts and Traditions Museum

    by Anthro Updated Aug 14, 2003

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    My Alternative: Upper Barracca Gardens

    My friend and I decided to kill time at the Crafts and Traditions Museum in Valletta. What a waste of my money. I've noticed that a lot of the museums claim to be Multi-Media exhibits, but this one was nothing more than a walkman and a tape cassette that guides you through a two roomed exhibit. There are plenty of quality museums in Malta, but this unfortunately is not one of them.

    Unique Suggestions: Have an open mind and a good imagination-especially when you get to the end and it drops you into the restaurant, where in my case, people we eating and staring at me like a freak with a headset on.

    Fun Alternatives: Go to the Upper Barracca Gardens instead. At least it has nice views and it is free!

    Related to:
    • Museum Visits
    • Historical Travel

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  • Beware of white taxi cabs....

    by joebriffa Written Sep 7, 2002

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    Beware of white taxi cabs. Some are in the habit of over charging. Negotiate the fee beforehand as one might be literally taken for A RIDE EVEN THOUGH THEY HAVE METERS. There is no problem however when one takes a taxi from the Airport to wherever as one buysand pays for the ticket at the Airport Office.

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    The HABOUR of La Valetta . If...

    by RitchiS1 Written Sep 12, 2002

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    La Valetta

    The HABOUR of La Valetta . If you want to see all of the Capital City it takes a long time . Everywhre you go LA VALETTA has a rich history and beautiful views .

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    • Historical Travel
    • Arts and Culture
    • Castles and Palaces

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