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Best things to do in Valletta

By November 9, 2021No Comments

Start at the beautiful Triton fountain just before the ‘City Gate’. This is also where the bus station is if you are coming by bus. From here you will walk past some rare new architecture which is the New Parliament House. It is rare as most of Valletta’s stunning buildings date back to the 1570s. Here you can choose to walk up the steps to the right of the Parliament building and up towards to Barrakka Gardens or keep walking straight through Valletta’s beautiful centre. You can easily have no plan in Valletta and just walk around and see what you stumble upon. Below are a few places to save on the map!

Upper Barrakka Gardens
With views over the grand harbour, you really cannot miss a visit here! These gardens date back to 1661 and really do have some incredible views. If you come at the right time, you will also witness the gun salutes, as there are an impressive number of canons here. There is a small cafe in the gardens for a quick bite to eat or alternatively, just before you reach the gardens is the Cafe Castille. This cafe is the perfect place to sit and bask in the sun while watching the hustle and bustle around!

St Johns Co-Cathedral
An elaborate cathedral in the middle of Valletta. St Johns Co-Cathedral costs €15 for an adult and includes a hand held audio guide. The Baroque architecture is so intricate, art lovers will find themselves in heaven.

Fort St Elmo
At the very tip of Valletta, you will get to Fort St Elmo. Here you will find the National War Museum.

Where to eat in Valletta?
In Valletta there are impressive Cafes, one of which is 175 years old! You can enjoy breakfast, lunch, dinner, and even a quick snack. Definitely sit down and enjoy some lunch if you can in this beautiful place!

How to get to the Three Cities?
By Boat
Take a traditional Maltese boat over to Senglea and start exploring! Top things not to miss in Senglea are the Gardjola Gardens, the historical Main Gate, Fort St Michael and St Julians Church.
In Vittoriosa, be sure to explore Fort St Angelo, St Lawrence’s Church, and the Notre Dame Gate.
Cospicua lies just behind the other two of the Three Cities. Make sure to stop at the Church of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception and the Church of St Paul.