Explore the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Valletta, via a new trail to see why it is one of the hottest European city break destinations.
There’s a new addition to the series of themed trails that showcase the culture and history of the island’s capital, widely regarded as one of the worlds most concentrated historic areas. Malta travel just got easier!
Malta is an archipelago in the central Mediterranean. Comprising three main islands – Malta, Comino and Gozo – Malta is known for its history, culture and temples dating back over 7,000 years. In addition to its fortresses, megalithic temples and burial chambers, Malta is blessed with nearly 3,000 hours of sunshine every year. Capital city Valletta has been named European Capital of Culture 2018.
Valletta packs a punch with an abundance of elegant 16th century architecture, museums, restored fortresses and an opera house. Heralded as the European Capital of Culture 2018, there’s never been a better time for travel lovers to explore the ancient streets of this UNESCO World Heritage Site and discover why Valletta is one of the hottest European city break destinations this year. Highlights:
St. John’s Co-Cathedral
It’s not only Malta’s most impressive church but also an exuberant work of art. Elaborately adorned in gold, gilded rooms with arched ceilings boast paintings donated by Grand Masters and Knights – including Caravaggio’s only signed work – and is considered the best example of Baroque style in the world.
The waterfrontis a landmark originally built for the Knights of St. John to use as a store, the now pedestrianised waterfront is awash with bright colours and makes for a perfect location for relaxation accompanied with great food and drink.
Also known as the port of Valletta, Grand Harbour is the largest natural harbour in the world. Ferry services to Sicily run daily.
Upper Barrakka Gardens
The gardens overlook the Grand Harbour and command one of the most beautiful panoramic views in Malta with the Three Cities as its backdrop. Travel lovers can see the guns fire everyday at 12pm, and a lift provides additional access down to the Valletta waterfront.
Manoel Theatra is an important performing arts venue in Valletta and is reported to be one of Europe’s oldest working theatres. Audiences can experience a vibrant calendar of events throughout the year.
For more Malta travel attractions, visit their official website.