Must-see sites in Valletta
The island of Malta is a realm of medieval fairytale and modern revelations, a wonderful blend of contrasts and an outstanding tourist attraction. The capital city of the island is probably the most visited place here, so wherever you lodge in Malta, a trip there is a must. So here are Must-see sites in Valletta.
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1. The history of Malta is intrinsically linked to that of the Knights Templar (also known as the Knights of Malta). So a visit to the Grand Master’s Palace should never be absent from a trip to Valletta. Located in the town center, the majestic palace was built in the 16th century by the Grand Master Fra Pietro del Monte. It was meant to house the knights and part of the building now hosts the House of Parliament and the Presidential Office. Entering through the imposing and extensive gardens, you are swept into a magical setting with grand hallways and lavish Baroque rooms with painted ceilings. It’s a true attraction and its visit will take a good couple of hours.
2. If you love art, Malta is an excellent vacation choice. One of the sites you can best appreciate this is the St. James Centre for Creativity, a wonderfully renovated fort that exhibits the best contemporary art pieces. Past and present entwine here: an old building housing new art.
3. Whether you are traveling with your friends, family or alone, a walk by the Grand Harbor in Valletta is a beautiful opportunity to admire the warm and colorful sunset. Once upon a time, the strategic setting of the harbor made Malta hard to conquer, but also a great commercial hub. Today, aside from its commercial purposes, the harbor has a great tourist importance. You can take a boat cruise from here or use the location as a rendez-vous spot.
If you want to travel freely about the city, Malta car hire can lend a helping hand, so keep that in mind before booking your trip.