5 good reasons to go to Valletta (Malta)
To see / do
Culture and history
Valetta, the capital of Malta
Valletta, a historical city in the east of the main island, was founded in the 16th century. The city centre has been designated a world heritage site and boasts a wealth of architectural wonders. Fort Saint Elmo, the Grandmaster’s Palace and St. John’s Co-Cathedral all bore witness to the Knights of St. John and the different occupants of Malta.
The Three Cities
On the opposite side of Valletta’s Grand Harbour, you can see The Three Cities: Senglea, Cospicua and Birgu. They’re hard to miss as their city walls rise up across the waters. Escape into the traditional, little streets filled with beautiful monuments and landmarks. Birgu is the most attractive of the three cities with the famous Inquisitor’s Palace. At the highest points in the city, you can take in the stunning views!
Gozo and Comino
The Maltese Archipelago has two other, less well-known islands: Gozo and Comino. Book your flight to Malta and set out to discover these little, paradise islands. Gozo’s archaeological sites are captivating and Comino will win you over with its stunning beaches and Blue Lagoon. Spend a day discovering little gems all over these two treasure islands.
An evening of fun by the sea
Lots of visitors come to Malta for a good night out and to dance until the early hours of the morning… Head to the Paceville district of Valletta. Paceville is a hub of bars and nightclubs that’s perfect for party-goers. But before you party, why not pop for a drink and bite to eat in the coastal districts of Sliema or San Julian’s.
Shows at Manoel Theatre
Valletta’s Manoel Theatre provides good entertainment for locals and visitors alike. This Baroque-style theatre is worth a visit, and not just for its impressive exterior. The interior of the theatre is beautifully decorated in gold leaf. It holds classical music concerts, plays, dance performances and more.
There’s a lot of seafood in Maltese cuisine. One of the island’s specialities, if not Malta’s signature dish, is Torta Tal Lampuki. Torta Tal Lampuki is a pie filled with sea bream, lampuki, vegetables such as cauliflower, tomatoes, spinach and peas, and herbs and spices. Capers, olives, nuts and even grapes may be added to the dish.
Pastizzi, small, pastry parcels from Malta
Pastizziare very popular in Malta. They are triangular, little parcels made from puff pastry. Traditionally, they come filled with ricotta. However, you can also find these crispy little treats with lots of different sweet and savoury fillings. Pastizzi with peas are common, for example.
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