Visiting Valletta

Valletta the capital of Malta

If you visit Malta, Valletta has got to be at the top of your places to visit.  It is simply stunning.

Valletta is a fortress city, built by the Knights of Malta following the Great Siege of 1565 to ensure that the Knights could protect themselves from future aggressors.  What they built was not only massive stone defensive walls, but a city full of beautiful buildings.

Take a look at the sumptuously decorated St Johns Co-Cathedral for example.  Or the Grand Masters Palace and the ornate Auberge built for the Knights to live in.  The Knights didn’t just use stone though, they also built numerous gardens and planted areas such as the Upper and Lower Barrakka Gardens, which today provide welcome respite from the heat in the height of summer.

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About Martin Parker

I am the owner and editor of the websites Guide2MidiPyrenees and Guide2Malta, listing great content on the fabulous Midi-Pyrenees region of South West France and the islands of Malta and Gozo.
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