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Valletta Private Walking Tour
"Valletta Malta’s capital city is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful and elegant cities in Europe. A masterpiece of Baroque architecture it is one of the most concentrated historic areas in the world boasting some of Europe's finest palaces and churches as well as numerous museums. Following their heroic defense of Malta during the Great Siege of 1565 the Knights of St. John set about constructing a new
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Malta Express Private Full Day Tour
"Your first stop will be Valletta Malta's capital city and a UNESCO World Heritage site. A masterpiece of Baroque architecture it boasts some of Europe's finest palaces and churches. A walking tour through the streets of the city will be followed by a visit to St. John's Co-cathedral one of Malta's richest treasures - a museum of Baroque art and architecture and home to some of the best works of art by the likes of Mattia Preti and Caravaggio. After having lunch you will then proceed to Ħaġar Qim set on top of the cliffs overlooking the uninhabited islet of Filfla. Here you will have the chance to explore one of Malta's biggest mysteries - the building of these impressive megalithic temples by the Neolithic inhabitants of the island.Final the Silent City and old medieval capital of Malta
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Valletta Private Walking Tour
"Valletta Malta’s capital city is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful and elegant cities in Europe. A masterpiece of Baroque architecture it is one of the most concentrated historic areas in the world boasting some of Europe's finest palaces and churches as well as numerous museums. Following their heroic defense of Malta during the Great Siege of 1565 the Knights of St. John set about constructing a new
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More Off The Beaten Path in Valletta

Sadly not for public consumption.

This was another place I encountered on my travels round the Floriana District of Valletta (i.e. that area outside the city walls) and I mention it briefly here as the reader will not be able to enter...
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planxty
Mar 06, 2013

It's not what you might think.

Many people who visit Valletta briefly are hustled round the obvious attractions of the old walled city and possibly a couple of places slightly outside but they really are missing out on a lot of...
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planxty
Mar 06, 2013

Shall we cage the nurses?

I was on one of my pretty random rambles round Valletta one day and walking round a fairly unsalubrious part of the Barracca Gardens I stumbled upon the "creation" you see in the image. Excusing...
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planxty
Mar 01, 2013

Floriana

Floriana is both a town of its own and the suburb of Valletta. It was built as living space for Valletta, but at the last minute it was granted its own name and individual town status. It's...
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antistar
Jan 15, 2013

Marsaxlokk

Like many Mediterranean cultures, the Maltese share a belief in the evil eye that brings bad luck upon those it gazes. One way of warding off the evil eye is by painting it onto the object you wish to...
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antistar
Jan 15, 2013

Rabat

Rabat is the bigger than its Siamese twin town of Mdina. It's name derives from the word "suburb" in Arabic, a name it shares with the capital of Morocco, and once upon a time it was exactly that: the...
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antistar
Jan 15, 2013
 
 
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Mdina

Mdina is Malta's original capital and a very old city. While Valletta dates to the 16th century, Mdina was founded by the Phoenicians in 700BC. It remained Malta's capital until the island came under...
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antistar
Jan 15, 2013

Qawra

Qawra, along with Bugibba, form a single conurbation along St. Paul's bay about 20 km from Valletta. It has a beautiful coastline that's perfect for sunbathing, but not so good for making sandcastles...
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antistar
Jan 14, 2013

St. Julian's

East of Valletta on Malta's northern coast is the town of St. Julian's. It's more like a suburb, though, as you can't tell where the town begins and where the adjacent town of Sliema ends. St....
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antistar
Jan 14, 2013

Birgu

Birgu is the original city of Malta's urban sprawl, and its second capital after Mdina. It's older than Valletta. In fact the reason Valletta was built was to protect Birgu from attack: The Ottoman...
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antistar
Jan 14, 2013

Two Harbour Cruise

A cruise around the Grand Harbour is a must for any visit to Malta, and trips are easy to arrange from the Strand in Sliema where the water taxis go from. In fact you'll have salespeople falling over...
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antistar
Jan 13, 2013

Tigne Point, Sliema

Recently redeveloped, the Tigne Point area of Sliema offers a quiet, traffic free walk along the coast, with the best views of Valletta in town. This is where Sliema juts out into the rough seas of...
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antistar
Jan 13, 2013

Sliema Waterfront

There's not really a lot to see in Sliema, but what exists in pretty dramatic and unmissable. The view of Valletta is the best, taking in the spire of St. Paul's Cathedral and the dome of the...
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antistar
Jan 13, 2013

Sliema

With the some of the best views in all Malta, Sliema is a town sitting across the water from Valletta rising up onto a small hill. Here is one of the most affluent regions in the country, and a...
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antistar
Jan 13, 2013

Top Hotels in Valletta

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Maskli Street, Qawra, Island of Malta, SPB 1480, Malta
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The Mall, (formerly Le Meridien), Valletta, Island of Malta, FRN 1478, Malta
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47 Triq Il-Batterija, Valletta, Island of Malta, Malta
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Great Siege Road, Floriana, Valletta, Island of Malta, 1810, Malta
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Ghadira, Mellieha, Island of Malta, MLH 02, Malta
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50 South St, Valletta, Island of Malta, VLT 11, Malta
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Top Things to Do in Valletta

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St Johns Co-Cathedral

Hubby and I went to Malta in September. He especially wanted to go to see this Cathedral. Well we went twice and enjoyed both times. We could not emagine how much work has gone into this. We are...
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Upper Barrakka Gardens

With some of the best views in Malta, the Upper Barrakka gardens look out over the Grand Harbour and the Three Cities. It's a stunning vista and a great place to visit first in Malta. It was built in...
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City Centre

I hav mentioned elsewhere on my Valletta page that the city was named for Fra' Jean Parisot de Valette, the 49th Grand Master of the Order of Malta, from 1557 to 1568. The Knights Hospitaller were a...
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Grand Master's Palace and Armoury

I have mentioned in other tips on this page that I had bought a combined Heritage Malta ticket allowing access to various attractions around Valletta and I do recommend this to the visitor as it...
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Republic Street - Triq ir-Repubblika

The Buttigieg Francia Palace is also on Republic street. I didn't think this building was as impressive as some I had seen, although it did have many of the enclosed balconies and a wide style range...
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Grand Harbour - Three Cities

In 1531 Grand Master l’Isle Adam set up two stone gallows on Gallow's Point in order to hang two Turks and 10 slaves who planned a revolt while the Grandmaster and the knights were expected to be in...
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Top 5 Valletta Writers

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steventilly

"Valletta - The Fortified City"
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sandysmith

"Fortified Valletta - Malta's Capital"
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antistar

"Small but beautiful."
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balhannah

"ANCIENT VALLETTA"
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Redang

"Valletta"
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