La Valletta

La Valletta, Island of Malta: Address, La Valletta Reviews: 4.5/5

La Valletta
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paiviheinisto
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Valletta has its own charming history that is worth studying. As you wander the streets of Valletta, you feel and almost see the knights jogging the shallow worn steps wearing their handsome outfits. Very romantic and special city! Lots to see, one day / time would not be enough. The spirit of Valletta is totally different when you visit daytime or at night :). Lovely cafés and shops.
Written March 5, 2020
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Mehdi P
Barnet, UK39 contributions
Couples
Lovely island very steep little roads with old buildings . Took a long walk around the island the coast line is beautiful . Very easy to get around with the hop on hop off bus .
Written February 17, 2020
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karannaphil
Newcastle upon Tyne, UK44 contributions
Family
Although malta is a beautiful place to visit( this is our third time) there are some things you must know as to local life and people.
First please please check your footwear, malta streets can be very slippery especially at the entrance to valletta and the bus station so please take care, many times we have nearly ended up on our backs, unfortunately my husband did slip thankfully not hurt so please take care.
Maltese local people very very rarely say please and thank you so don't be shocked by their general lack of manners, it is basically every man for himself, when you are queuing stand your ground do not do the british thing and let anyone in because another 10 will file past you!
Buses are generally good but nearly always busy so be prepared to stand and hang on for dear life! Remember returns are free within two hours with your tickets, TD buses are direct and cost 3 euros per person instead of the usual two, don't expect anyone to offer you their seat because they won't and for some reason they sit on the aisle seat so you need to push past them.
We generally always go to valletta bus station to start our journey and then on from there, use the Moovit app it's so handy and saves you having to ask.
Eating out can be expensive, average around 70 euros for family of three with just mains and a drink each.
Don't be caught out by your tour operator offering very expensive tours, some are simply not worth the money, you can do them yourself for a fraction of the price and some are simply not designed for the very young or those not too steady on their legs but they simply want your money and won't tell you this, so please check before handing over hundreds, everything is well signposted buses are frequent and it's a small island so go explore, pack water a hat a fan and bite cream oh and wet wipes!
If you have the time and are genuinely interested in the history of malta then take a trip to Rabat, just a ten minute walk from Mdina, inside a little church signposted information about the catacombs you will find Peter Azzapardi, a historian and researcher and a genuinely lovely man, extremely knowledgable, he can tell you everything you need to know and everywhere you must go see.
Enjoy Malta

Written August 11, 2018
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ritamg1
Brighton, UK65 contributions
Couples
Loved this walled city and so much history, the Cathedral is magnificent inside, so much gold and when entering you are given a ear piece to listen to about every part of the Cathedral
Written February 19, 2019
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Jilliana RB
Brighton and Hove, UK4,269 contributions
Solo
A delightful sunny warm city that reminded me of Lisbon, especially the architecture and shop signage. The North Africans left their mark on the Maltese language and balconies. Always look up!!! Wander down the old red light district of trendy Strait Street, the main criss cross on the grid streets in the centre. Similar main street to that in Oporto and Lisbon with everyone out and about! Cheerful place at Xmas with brass bands and strains of Jingle Bells floating around. The Cathedral is second to none. Go for the midnight mass at 23.00 on 24/12 but you MUST get the complimentary invitation from the Palace opposite. From memory, only 700 people allowed and each must have a seat. Walk the historic narrow streets. The capital has a provincial feel about it. Not a sophisticated city so no need to dress up as it is very conservative. Dark colours are worn. All very Catholic. Lots of Italian influence especially in the culinary department plus Furla handbags and other Italian fashion accessories. The Chinese and Indians have not infiltrated the shops as in Italy and Greece. Crafts, such as lace from Gozo and handblown glass from the old capital Mdina are for sale. Prices for local products are a little higher than other destinations in Europe. Lots of restaurants. Seems to be quite an epicurean destination. Do your research with TripAdvisor in advance and, as a tourist, you will not be disappointed. However, four or five nights would be the maximum I would recommend in the city itself.
Written December 24, 2016
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KymHill
Qawra, Malta67 contributions
Family
If you are not lucky enough to visit the Karnival in Valletta now on until Tuesday 4th March make a note for next year or the next Karnival in August.
We were there in the Arena It was very spectacular, the costumes of the dancers in the Arena on Republic street amazing and the energy involved overwhelming.
The Spectacular Huge Colourful Floats a sight to see and never forgotten, many of them animated with dancers of all ages dancing while on the floats etc.
Also included this year bands from the Notting Hill Carnival
The friendly Maltese people always ready to welcome visitors into their merriment
The children of all ages from babies to teenagers in every costume imaginable bless them.
There is food to be had in the very many cafes and restaurants plus food stalls
A sight not to miss you must set a date you will remember forever.
Written March 2, 2014
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Captain2480
Chesterfield, UK189 contributions
Visited Valletta during Carnival week 22/02 , Superb experience so much history and sites to see and do. Well worth a visit.
Written February 29, 2020
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EJLH
London, UK543 contributions
...even in a torrential downpour!

We had the misfortune of visiting on perhaps the rainiest day I have ever experienced on holiday but it didn’t deter us from seeing everything we had planned to see.

The city is small enough that you can navigate your way around comfortably in just a couple of hours, obviously, longer to visit attractions.
Written September 11, 2019
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rv15243
London, UK194 contributions
Friends
Swarms of swoops of young vacationeers. I had ice-creams and the night port views. A laugh is guaranteed.
Written August 4, 2019
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Wallyontravel
Vercelli, Italy322 contributions
Solo
The town of Valletta is really beautiful, the centre is really well kept and clean, despite the place is really small there are plenty of attractions and to walk inside all those ancient fortifications is really amazing, beautiful and interesting
Written June 2, 2019
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