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Valletta: between natural harbours

Valletta: between natural harbours
11.08.2016

Visit Valletta

Walk through Valletta, is like being immersed in a postcard, its cobbled streets, buildings in brown tones, with architecture from the 16th century and all this surrounded by the intense blue of the Mediterranean Sea, make it an ideal place to disconnect from the world.

The capital of the island of Malta, was declared world heritage by Unesco in 1980, and once in it can do different activities beginning with a tour of the old town, they must get up very early to start your hike, although it is done in two days.

Valletta sightseeing

To start you can visit the National Museum of archaeology, located near the gate of the city and where you will find an impressive collection of remains of prehistoric temples and ancient civilizations, like the Museum of fine arts to delight you with captivating pieces.

Nearby there is the national library, a beautiful building founded in 1555 and where are kept as treasures hundreds of books that you can enjoy. Then you must take a walk by the Grand Master's Palace, showing dozens of armors and weapons, all within a beautiful Roman Castle.

Culture and History tour

To learn about its religious aspect must be entering the Cathedral of San Juan, most impressive inside that on the outside, with its marble floors and paintings collections, inside there is a museum that has to be seen. Other beautiful churches are the Anglican cathedral, Santa Barbara and San Agustín.

Something very unusual that you'll see on your walk are the statues of Saints in almost every corner, it may be something enigmatic and very attractive for beautiful pictures. During the tour, you have to stop by the Barrakka gardens, where you can walk to the end of the evening and enjoy an unforgettable landscape.

Grand Harbour and Fort St.Elmo

Almost a side of this place is the Grand Harbour or also known as the port of Valletta, if you stroll by the will appreciate much of the commercial and tourist activity of the city and on the opposite side is the also the natural harbour of Marsamxett.

Fort St. Elmo, building erected by the Knights of the order of St. John in 1552, which currently is home to the Police Academy is located in one of the tips and reference to conduct guided tours.

Regarding the gastronomy of the city there are dishes like the Hobz Biz-Jejtel (Maltese toasted bread with tomato, olive oil, garlic and onion), Bragioli which are rolls of veal with egg, bread crumbs and tomato sauce, can be said that their food is very similar to the Italian, and there are many dried tomatoes.

A must-see is the Malta Experience Tour, as a city with a history fascinate you, in this place of audiovisual and entertaining way you have step by step on its creation, until today, see it and hear it is worthwhile.

Thanks to its pleasant climate all year round Valletta it can be visited at any time, in the summer the thermometer climbs to 30 degrees, while in winter it drops to 15, which makes it very friendly to children and adults.

Thanks to its attractive La Valetta was named European culture Capital by 2018, and this year from June all its corners are filled with art with music, art and film festivals.

Thanks to this activity is expected to improve many of the streets of the city, as well as its covered market and the old slaughterhouse to turn it into the Cluster design and thus give the best image to the world.

If you decide to visit Valletta in Christmas, a recommendation is to not stop going to the theatre, since this month are performed several concerts of classical music of the Malta Philharmonic and other orchestras of international stature.

 

 

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