Valletta Guide

Valletta is the capital and largest city in Malta. Valletta is a World Heritage Site and it has been compared to Venice and Cadiz there is a surprising amount of things to do and see in this historic city.

Places to visit in Valletta

Architecture - many of the buildings in the city are in the Baroque  style but there are several other styles as well reflecting the long history of the city. 

Grand Harbour - is the main harbour of the city of Valetta and has been in use for over two thousand years. Over the years it has been heavily fortified and wharves and quays have been added.


St. Johns Co-Cathedral - located in Valletta, Malta, was built by the Knights of Malta between 1573 and 1578.

National Museum of Fine Arts - is a former palace in the Rococo style dating from the 1570s. 

Fortifications - the city is protected by large walls, bastions and towers mostly built by the Knights of Malta. 

Our Lady of Victories Church - was the first public building completed in Valletta, built by the Knights of Malta between 1573 and 1578.

The Magisterial Palace of the Grandmaster - was built around 1566 and currently houses the House of Representatives of Malta and the office of the President of Malta.

The Auberge de Castille - currently houses the Office of the Prime Minister, - it was built by the Knights of St John in the 16th century. 


Casa Rocca Piccola - is a palace in Malta, currently occupied by the de Piros, a noble Maltese family. It is open to the public with daily tours. 

Fort Saint Elmo - is a fortification in Valletta overlooking the harbour, its origins go back to 1533. It now houses the National War Museum - the exhibits are from the era of the two world wars when the British controlled the island. Also on display is the George Cross, awarded to the people of Malta by King George VI, for their bravery in resisting German aggression. 

Museum of Archaeology - houses a fine collection of artefacts going back to prehistory. The building itself was one a palace for an order of knights. 

The Upper Barrakka Gardens - over look the Grand Harbour and date from the 17th century.

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