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Informative, friendly and professional guide
Fully narrated tour
Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
Valletta, Malta’s capital city, is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful and elegant cities in Europe. A masterpiece of Baroque architecture, it is one of the most concentrated historic areas in the world, boasting some of Europe's finest palaces and churches, as well as numerous museums.
Following their heroic defense of Malta during the Great Siege of 1565, the Knights of St. John set about constructing a new, impregnable fortress city, named after its founder and hero of the siege, the French Grand Master Jean de Valette. Over the ensuing centuries, the new city was embellished with an impressive array of buildings, designed by some of the best European architects of the era and filled with priceless works of art. Today, Valletta is Malta’s main administrative and commercial center. The city is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site and European Capital of Culture 2018.
You'll be walking past the most notable sites in Valletta:
The new Parliament building and the ruins of the Royal Opera House The Upper and Lower Barrakka Gardens The Auberges of Castille and Italy St. John’s Co-cathedral The Great Siege Monument Strait Street St. George’s Square and the Grand Master’s Palace Piazza Regina and the Bibliotheca Nazionale Church of St Paul's Shipwreck Sacra Infermeria The Siege Bell Memorial Fort St. Elmo