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    Chikarma - Travel Malta Gozo
    5 May 11, 2013

    Valletta is the capital of Malta, locally known as Il-Belt meaning the city in Maltese. It is located on the central-eastern point of the island of Malta. The city only has a small population but the history and culture and second to none. Valletta is the second southernmost capital of the EU member states after Nicosia. In Valletta you will find buildings from the 16th century onwards, built during the rule of the Order of St. John of Jerusalem, also known as Knights Hospitaller. The city is Baroque in character which provides its unique touch to any traveller, with elements of Mannerist, Neo-Classical and Modern architecture in selected areas, though World War II left major scars on the city. The City of Valletta was officially recognised as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1980.

    The city was named for Jean Parisot de la Valette, who succeeded in defending the island from an Ottoman invasion in 1565. The official name given by the Order of Saint John was Humilissima Civitas Valletta — The Most Humble City of Valletta, or Città Umilissima in Italian. The bastions, curtains and ravelins along with the beauty of its Baroque palaces, gardens and churches, led the ruling houses of Europe to give the city its nickname Superbissima — Most Proud.

    You will fall in love with the beauty of this fortress city as you work you way up the fortress into the heart of the city and the romantic streets. Make sure you add this to your trip to Malta otherwise you will miss the gem of the med. If you need any further advice let me know.

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    Ruby Thompson
    5 Oct 29, 2012

    To spend a holiday on the Island of Malta and explore all that she has to offer, including the port of Valletta and all her attractions, we consider ourselves very lucky to have had the opportunity to visit such a wonderful and historic island.

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    Mary Finlay
    5 Aug 28, 2012

    When we went there, not so many hotels/tourists...still gorgeous City and Malta is beautiful Island

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    Alex Gibson
    5 Jul 31, 2012

    Visit the Mosta Church which is famous for having one of the largest domes in the world, carry a high resoution camera for the pictures. The details are simply amazing. Don't get to bed early, you can also wander the streets of Mdina at night.

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    Jake Miller
    5 Jul 11, 2012

    Amazing views, lot of history!!!!One of my favorite liberty ports when I was stationed in Italy!!!!

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    Anna Hirsz
    5 Jul 05, 2012

    Avery picturesque place the views are fantastic watching some of the boats is amazing twice I have seen a cruise ship come in it was brilliant..............

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    Luana
    5 Jul 05, 2012

    Valleta is the capital of Malta, and one of the most beautiful towns I've ever been. It's a historical site, the roman architecture is alive in every corner,like Saint John Cathedral (Inside you will find Caravaggio paintings) , in casa Rocca Piccola .If you are going to Malta ,Valletta must be either the place you are staying in or included in your list of the places you must visit.It worths

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    Lee
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    5 Jul 04, 2012

    Arriving at the commercial harbor is simply gorgeous. Make the trip to the old town high up above the harbor city for best views and outstanding architecture. Notice the fascinating doors in the old city.

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    5 Feb 16, 2014

    View of COSPICUA DOCKYARD from upper Barrakka Valetta ;))

    Recommended for:Family Travelers
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    AndrewDThorpe
    5 Oct 16, 2013

    An imposing fortified city that is just teeming with history.

    Recommended for:Art & Design LoversHistory BuffsLocal Culture
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    Tracey Thomas
    5 Oct 14, 2012
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    Marina Osipova
    5 Sep 26, 2012
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    אהרון רוזה
    3 Aug 29, 2012

    Old fortress

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    Syl Via
    5 Aug 11, 2012
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    Stephanie Rogers
    5 Aug 08, 2012

    at Christmas time it feels your back at home

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    Fani Kirilova
    3 Jul 31, 2012
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    Shelley Dojcsak-Dasilva
    5 Jul 12, 2012

    best shopping anywhere

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    Miram Gatt
    5 Jul 06, 2012

    Grand Habour Valletta

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    Billy Mckie
    2 Jul 05, 2012

    roads not even fit for tractors, taxi drivers a nightmare..

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    Doris Zahra
    5 Jun 29, 2012
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Valletta, The Fortress City, Citta' Umilissima, “a city built by gentlemen for gentlemen” is Malta's capital city: a living, working city, the administrative and commercial heart of the Islands. Valletta is named after its founder, the respected Grand Master of the Order of St John, Jean Parisot de la Valette. The magnificent fortress city grew on the arid rock of Mount Sceberras peninsula, which ... read more
rises steeply from two deep harbours, Marsamxett and Grand Harbour. Started in 1566, Valletta was completed, with its impressive bastions, forts and cathedral, in the astonishingly short time of 15 years.

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