Valletta Malta

valletta malta

valletta malta

Valletta, Malta’s capital and a World Heritage site, is nothing short of an open-air museum. It is a living experience of Baroque architecture, a monument donated by the Knights of St John nearly five centuries ago.

Founded in 1565 by the Order of St John as a refuge for soldiers returning from the Crusades, Valletta is now the capital of Malta and a piece of living history.

Valletta (/ v ə ˈ l ɛ t ə /, Maltese pronunciation: [ˈvɐlɛ.tɐ]) is the capital city of Malta.Located in the south east of the island, between Marsamxett Harbour to the west and the Grand Harbour to the east, its population in 2014 was 6,444, while the metropolitan area around it has a population of 393,938. Valletta is the southernmost capital of Europe.

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 Malta's lilliputian capital, built by the Knights of St John on a peninsula that's only 1km by 600m. Its founder decreed that it should be 'a city built by gentlemen for gentlemen', and it retains its 16th-century elegance.

Founded in 1566, Valletta is Malta’s capital city and is one of Europe’s smallest (and southern-most) capital cities, with many buildings having a strong Baroque character. Ever fancied yourself exploring what feels like one huge open-air museum? Valletta might just be the perfect place for you.

Valletta, also spelled Valetta, seaport and capital of Malta, on the northeast coast of the island of Malta.The nucleus of the city is built on the promontory of Mount Sceberras that runs like a tongue into the middle of a bay, which it thus divides into two harbours, Grand Harbour to the east and Marsamxett Harbour to the west.

Its grid of narrow streets boasts some of Europe’s finest works of art and baroque architecture. With its 320 monuments in just 55 hectares, Valletta is the most concentrated historic area in the world.

The Maltese Islands Megaliths, medieval dungeons and Calypso's Cave – The Maltese Islands are positively mythic. The narrow meandering streets of their towns and villages are crowded with Renaissance cathedrals and Baroque palaces.

Valletta, Malta - Malta's capital, covering an area of less than one square kilometre, is brimming with history, splendid Baroque architecture, squares and alleys, traditional wooden balco

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