Valletta Points of Interest and Places to Visit

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Valletta Waterfront (Pinto Wharf)

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 34 Reviews

Stretching along Grand Harbour, below the fortified city and opposite the Three Cities of Vittoriosa, Senglea, and Cospicua, the beautifully restored Valletta ...  Read more

St John's Co-Cathedral

4.5 star rating: Recommended 32 Reviews

Behind the misleadingly plain baroque facade of St. John's Co-Cathedral hides one of Europe's most spectacular churches, built by the Knights of St. John ...  Read more

Upper Barrakka Gardens

4.5 star rating: Recommended 24 Reviews

These beautifully landscaped gardens complete with follies, a statue of Sir Winston Churchill, a café and benches under shady trees, were created in 1775 ...  Read more

Mdina

4 star rating: Recommended 99 Reviews

The tiny walled, hilltop settlement of Mdina traces its history back 4,000 years and it was just outside the city that St Paul took refuge in a cave when he ...  Read more

Blue Grotto

4 star rating: Recommended 50 Reviews

The most famous of Malta’s cave complexes, the Blue Grotto is a series of nine caves whose rocky sides glow green, purple, and orange according to their ...  Read more

Three Cities

4 star rating: Recommended 22 Reviews

This grouping of three historic cities—Vittoriosa, Senglea, and Cospicua—look out to Valletta across the Grand Harbour. Originally enclosed by a line of ...  Read more

Auberge de Castille

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 34 Reviews

Designed by Maltese architect Girolamo Cassar in the mid-16th century and later extensively remodeled under Grand Master Manuel Pinto da Fonseca – who also ...  Read more

Grand Harbour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 34 Reviews

Sited in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea, Malta has always had extreme commercial and political significance; a fact reflected in the island’s long and ...  Read more

Fort St Elmo

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 15 Reviews

By the mid-16th century, Malta was the headquarters of the Knights of St John, a quasi-military order that became the scourge of the Turkish Ottoman Empire as ...  Read more

Great Siege of Malta & the Knights of St. John

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 13 Reviews

This walk-through, multi-media exhibition with plenty of sound effects and flashing lights focuses on the epic events of the Great Siege of Malta of 1565, in ...  Read more

Ghar Dalam Cave and Museum

4.5 star rating: Recommended 36 Reviews

Malta’s oldest and least-known prehistoric site is close to Marsaxlokk on the south coast. Excavations at the massive limestone cave complex at Għar Dalam in ...  Read more

Grand Master's Palace

4.5 star rating: Recommended 24 Reviews

After their eventual triumph in the Great Siege of Malta in 1565, the Knights of St John, the quasi-military force who repelled the Turkish invaders, became ...  Read more

National War Museum

4.5 star rating: Recommended 7 Reviews

The 16th-century, star-shaped Fort St Elmo stands at the northeastern tip of Valletta's fortifications and has been extensively renovated, now hosting ...  Read more

Casa Rocca Piccola

4.5 star rating: Recommended 5 Reviews

This miniature stately home was built in the 1680s for a Knight of St John and has subsequently been occupied by many aristocratic Maltese families. Today it ...  Read more

Palazzo Parisio and Gardens

4.5 star rating: Recommended 5 Reviews

Originally designed in 1733 by António Manoel de Vilhena, a Portuguese Grand Master of the Knights of St John, this enchanting palazzo changed hands in ...  Read more

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