Valletta

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UNESCO named Valletta a World Heritage Site. It is nothing short of an open-air museum

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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.

When UNESCO named Valletta a World Heritage Site, it described it as 'one of the most concentrated historic areas in the world', 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. Throughout the years, Valletta has welcomed emperors, heads of state, artists and poets and is now the permanent seat of the Maltese government.

Dotted with quaint cafés and wine bars, the city is today one of Malta’s main tourist attractions, hosting among others, the majestic St John’s Co-Cathedral, the imposing bastions and a treasure of priceless paintings. It also provides a stunning snapshot of Malta’s Grand Harbour, often described as the most beautiful in the Mediterranean.

Most popular sights, tourist attractions, and things to do and see in Malta

  • Beaches.
  • Comino (Blue Lagoon).
  • Dingli cliffs.
  • Fish Market, Marsaxlokk.
  • Fort St Angelo.
  • Fort St. Elmo.
  • Ggantija.
  • Gozo.
  • Grandmaster’s Palace.
  • Hagar Qim.
  • Malta National Aquarium.
  • Manoel Theatre.
  • Mdina.
  • Megalithic Temples of Malta.
  • Mellieha Bay / Ghajn Tuffieha Bay.
  • Mnajdra.
  • Popeye Village.
  • Rabat.
  • Rotunda of Mosta.
  • Saluting Battery.
  • San Anton Gardens.
  • St. John’s Co-Cathedral.
  • St. Paul’s Catacombs, Rabat.
  • St. Peter’s Pool.
  • Ta Qali Crafts Village (e.g. Mdina Glass).
  • Upper Barakka Gardens.
  • Valletta.
  • Waterfront.

Most important events and festivals in Malta

  • Beer Festival.
  • Birgufest.
  • Chocolate Festival.
  • Citrus Feast.
  • Earth Garden Festival.
  • Easter: Good Friday Procession.
  • Feast of St Paul’s Shipwreck.
  • Festa Frawli – Strawberry Festival.
  • Festival Mediterranea in Gozo.
  • Ghanafest – Malteses Folk festival.
  • Malta International Fireworks Festival.
  • Malta Jazz Festival.
  • Maltese Carnival.
  • Notte Bianca.
  • Numerous Wine Festivals.
  • Sliema Traditional Feast: 13th March & 5th July & 26th July.
  • Sliema: Surfside beach club (during summer) Various events held weekly.
  • The Isle of MTV.
  • Village Festas, held in each town.

Location

CityValletta
CountryMalta
Population (hab)5,750
Latitude35.898481
Longitude14.513165
Altitude (m.a.s.l.)24

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Schools

Easy School of Languages

Easy School of Languages

English school in Valletta with small classes of a maximum of 9 students per class

Accommodation2Courses9

Home Tuition

Home Tuition full immersion in Malta

Home Tuition full immersion in Malta

Private English Language classes in Malta living at the teacher's house. Can combine with sports activities and cultural excursions

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