Valletta's Top 10
Collected by David Nikel , AFAR Local Expert
Triq San Gwann, Il-Belt Valletta, Malta
There are no words that can prepare you for the baroque interior of the St John's Co Cathedral in Malta. And that's a good thing, because the instant reaction as you step through the first set of doors is worth the admission price alone. I'm not...
Republic St, Valletta, Malta
The administrative center of Malta for more than 300 years, the Grand Master’s Palace provides visitors with an atmospheric look at Malta’s military history. Immaculately preserved weapons and armor send viewers’ imaginations back to the Great...
Mediterranean Street, Valletta, Malta
This audiovisual show depicts Malta’s gripping history, which spans over 7,000 years. In 50 minutes, you will gain a deeper knowledge and appreciation for the island’s tumultuous past and its remarkable people. Of particular interest are the tales...
Fort St Elmo, Valletta VLT 1741, Malta
The most famous museum in the country, Malta’s National War Museum sits on the tip of the Valletta peninsula at Fort Saint Elmo. The main collection focuses on World War I and World War II, including the fuselage of a Gloster Sea Gladiator, a...
292 Triq Sant' Orsla, Il-Belt Valletta, Malta
Head to the Upper Barrakka Gardens for sweeping panoramic views of the Grand Harbour. From this vantage point you can also spot the old towns of Senglea and Vittoriosa, and the shipyards below. You'll encounter the Saluting Battery, where daily...
Old Theatre Street, Il-Belt Valletta, Malta
Perhaps the city’s most iconic landmark at a height of 42 meters, the oval-shaped dome of the basilica looms large on Valletta’s skyline. Although the church dates back to 1570, it was badly damaged during World War II and only reopened in its...
74 Republic St, Valletta, Malta
A 16th-century palace, Casa Rocca Piccola provides a fascinating journey through 400 years of family history. The 50 rooms of this remarkable property include two libraries, two dining rooms and a chapel. The family archives of the noble de Piro...
Republic St, Valletta, Malta
Housed in the impressive baroque Auberge de Provence, the National Museum of Archaeology exhibits delicate stone tools and Phoenician amulets among its collection dating to the Neolithic period, as far back as 5200 B.C.E. The museum provides a...
222 Republic St, Valletta, Malta
The city’s three-story Toy Museum holds an impressive collection of impeccably preserved toys from the 1940s to the '70s. View vintage model vehicles, stuffed animals and remarkable dolls, many owned by the founder who was inspired to open the...
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