It is one of those cities that keep the essence of the Mediterranean. Small, bright, full of treasures. And is that when UNESCO declared Valletta, the capital of Malta, World Heritage in 1980, it was full of reasons to do so: the beauty of its old town, the great concentration of monuments in its streets and squares, its buildings of impressive architecture ...
So if you are still looking for a place to lose yourself this summer, traveling to Malta can be a great idea, and Valletta the perfect destination. You will live a vacation that you will never forget.
Monuments at every step
One of the defining characteristics of the city of Valletta is the immense number of monuments it possesses. Walking through its streets is meeting them at every step, which greatly encourages the walk that becomes a pleasure. And that during the World War II the city suffered enormous deterioration. Many of its buildings had to be restored and some of its monuments, such as the 19th century Opera, were lost forever.
Among the most important monuments of the city is the Co-Cathedral of San Juan, which on the outside looks like one more church and on the inside is a complete work of art. He even keeps a Caravaggio painting. Also the most beautiful grand master's palace, built in 1571 and current headquarters of the Maltese Parliament. The interior is beautiful and the armory of the palace, one of the most interesting places. It is also worth visiting the Malta National Museum of Fine Arts, housed in an 18th century palace.
But what is really special is getting lost in the streets of Valeta, admiring its buildings of Baroque and Renaissance architecture; visit the Barrakka Gardens, from which you will have an impressive view of the city; or walk around Grand harbor, the most important port in Malta.
Lost On Purpose: La Valletta Malta (October 2021)