Places to Visit in Valletta
Places to Visit in and around Valletta
Staying in the capital city has its perks. For Chevron travellers staying in Valletta
there will be something to see or do around almost every corner. Here are some of the best places to visit in Valletta Malta that should be on anyone’s planner.
The top rated landmark in the city is St. John’s Co-Cathedral
, a 16th century cathedral that tourists flock to all year round. Its large interior and acoustics also make it a unique venue for classical music performances. There is even an annual organ festival for which the church is the main venue. We’d recommend going just to see the amazing artwork surrounding the altar and the gold detailing you’ll see around the entranceway.
Valletta was originally a very important military city. Its position with a slight slope going down in to the sea made it perfect for building a fort city on. If you’re ever on a boat tour you’ll be able to see this unique layout while in the water. You can get a slice of this military history by visiting the Saluting Battery, located on the aptly named Battery Street. Here you can watch a salute with a gun being carried out and visit a museum detailing the importance of Malta in European history. We also recommend checking out the Siege Bell War Memorial close by the Valletta Merisi Suites
and the War Museum
in Valletta in Fort St Elmo.
Other notable historical sites dotted around the capital include Hastings Gardens, St George Square, Strait Street, The Knights Hospitallers and the National Museum of Archaeology. And if you want a cultured slant to your time here, check if there is a show on at the Manoel Theatre
; one of the oldest working theatres in Europe and home to the Malta Philharmonic Orchestra. Click here for a list of Museums and Art Galleries in Malta
Find yourself to be adventurous? Take a Malta Water Taxi Tour that will take you out and around Valletta in a small, and very fast, boat to see the Valleta sights from a different perspective. If you are the kind of person who likes to make sure their holiday is action packed and can see as much as possible make sure to have a look at the Top 20 Places to Visit in Malta
Whether you are not staying in Valletta, we highly recommend you plan to visit Valletta, it is a must see on any Malta trip