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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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Valletta Segway Tour and Malta 5D Show
"Best way to see the city of Valletta in just 2 hours start off with a 20 minute viewing of the Malta 5D show and discover the islands unique history in 5 dimensions then hop aboard your two-wheeler and follow a segway leader through the city. Discovering on route the well known sights and also the cities secret treasures. This tour promises to highlight places worth visiting with views of the Grand Harbour St. John Co Cathedral The Royal Opera House
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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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Fort St Elmo - National War Museum

Before Valletta there was the star fort of St. Elmo. It formed part of a dual defence of the Grand Harbour with its twin across the waters, the Fort St. Angelo. The Ottoman Turks captured the fort...
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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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Malta Experience

The Malta Experience is an audio visual show which could be a good introduction to the history of Malta from prehistoric times up to the present days. It is not a movie. Lots of pictures about Malta...
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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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