Built by the Knights of St John after the Great Siege of 1565 and consequently adorned by its eight languages, Valletta not only had to serve as a powerful fort, but was also to become a strongpoint of culture, economy and politics in the world. Embellished at the height of the baroque period, Valletta rose to become a city built by gentlemen for gentlemen.
Valletta International Baroque Festival promises a rare culture and musical experience. The music is played by famous musicians and leading compositions from Malta and other countries. Multiple events are held in various venues around the city.