Valletta – Maltese historical and cultural center of Malta

Malta is a very small island, on the very important point of the Mediterranean sea. As very strategical point Valletta and Malta were on many conquerers agenda. Ruled by many cultures from Romans, Greeks, Phenicians, Arabs , Templars  and at the enunded Brits. All this left a huge mark on the land. Valletta same as all other cities in Malta has influence by all of them.

Where ever you go you see this rocky island how beautiful is. Let me guide you through this lovely island and of course mainly to put accent on Valletta.

Malta has only one airport which is located in Luqa. From there you have shuttle buses or private lines that will take you to Valletta. Ride is 30 min and driver politely tell you where you need to get off. They take you to your place ( shuttle buses- cost 8 euro, booked on the airport)

 

If Get to Sliema than you can use also a ferry to Valletta. Now let me tell you a bit more about Valletta.

City looks like is stuck in the time . Old building all around the place. Fortress that remind of the time when Valletta was under the siege all the time .

Valletta (or Il-Belt) is the tiny capital of the Mediterranean island nation of Malta. The walled city was established in the 1500s on a peninsula by the Knights of St. John, a Roman Catholic order. It’s known for museums, palaces and grand churches. Baroque landmarks include St. John’s Co-Cathedral, whose opulent interior is home to the Caravaggio masterpiece “The Beheading of Saint John.”

Dotted with quaint cafés and wine bars, the city is today one of Malta’s main tourist attractions, hosting among others, the majestic St John’s Co- Cathedral, the imposing bastions and a treasure of priceless paintings. It also provides a stunning snapshot of Malta’s Grand Harbour, often described as the most beautiful in the Mediterranean.

The city’s unique setting nowadays plays host to a series of cultural events, from theatre in English, to concerts by leading opera singers.

A hive of business activity during the day, the city switches to a slower gear for the night. Use it to your advantage to get away from the noise and take a stroll to admire the magic of the fortified capital amplified by the gentle lighting. Admire the bastion walls, the dense clusters of worn limestone buildings, the timber balconies, and imposing Churches.

Accommodation in Valletta

There is plenty of hostels and hotels around the area. Usually in peak of the season you can not find place easy .. all is booked upfront from all this people. I went to Sliema cause was the only available place .. Valletta was all booked.Prices range from low budget ones 15/16 euro bed in dormitory up to 25 euro in private. In hotels you can find from 30 euros a night up to 260 euro night ( Hilton )

Malta and Valetta especially have a wine tradition so many wine bars around offer some nice options. Food is fantastic and not much expensive .

What to say about Valletta at the end… I wasnt liked but i start liked after few days.. Once you start love it you can not leave the place 🙂

If you have been here you know.. if havent been here you should …

Valletta cathedral Valletta view Valletta panorama streets of Valletta