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- 98%Family Travelers
- 75%Local Culture
- 75%Art & Design Lovers
- 75%History Buffs
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- VallettaMay 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.
- VallettaOct 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.
- VallettaJul 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.
- VallettaJul 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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