The capital of Malta is Valletta, which was built in 1556 as an impressive fortress town. It provides a wide variety of attractions and it is a must see for any trip to Malta. You can easily reach Valletta from all places of the island by bus.
Grand Master’s Palace
In the center of Valletta is the largest structure of the capital, the Palace of the Grand Master. The Maltese people just call it “il-Palazz”. Its facade represents the style of the 16th Century; the Baroque portals were added in the 18th Century. The palace was, during the British rule, seat of Governors and now serves as the official office of the Maltese President, as well as a meeting of Parliament. Nevertheless, parts of the palace can be visited (e.g. the armoury).
St. John’s Co-Cathedral
The St. John’s Co-Cathedral is the most important church of Valletta. Due to the design of the interior it is considered to be one of the most beautiful churches in the entire Mediterranean region
Valletta’s main shopping street, Republic Street, offers plenty of shops for you to browse among.
Upper Barrakka Gardens
The Upper Barrakka Gardens are situated in a beautiful park, which provides a spectacular view on the harbor (Grand Harbour) and of the “Three Cities”.
The “Three Cities”
Vittoriosa , Senglea and Cospicua , which are situated in the bay with their ports, showing the traditional Maltese way of life and offering the possibility to get to know the history of Malta. The cities were used as fortresses and dwellings.