Things to Do in Valletta

Things to Do in Valletta, Malta - Valletta Attractions

Things to Do in Valletta

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  • Bel E
    5 contributions
    This church is amazingly particular. My interest is artistic and I was very impressed. Gold and movement everywhere. The floors, one of the kind. The paintings from Caravaggio added the final touch. Make the line if you need to. It is a feast for your eyes.
    Written October 3, 2022
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  • ral513
    San Diego, CA32 contributions
    The entire upper Barrakka gardens were lovely. All the trees, flowers, arches, views - so nice. Convenient kiosk with food & drink, lots of places to sit and enjoy. A must see
    Written September 24, 2022
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  • Ossy-Lizzy
    Northallerton, UK266 contributions
    Having been to Fort St. Angelo it was a must to wander to the end of Valletta in the heat of the noon and begin the tour of the next major Fort in the area.
    The experience was different because of the differing histories however it was a really compelling experience. The way the audio visual elements of the exhibitions were combined with actual pieces of equipment and clothing used was amazing and historically really interesting to anyone who has an active imagination!
    Would recommend unreservedly.
    One negative…..it could benefit from better catering facilities, which were not up to much at all(especially to tired visitors hoping for good food and drink)!
    Written September 27, 2022
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  • Bel E
    5 contributions
    We visit the site on our own. It seems conceived for the passengers coming and going on cruises but it works for everybody. A few restaurants next to the water with a nice view and the same food offered everywhere, maybe a little more expensive. We have lunch there and it was well prepared. It’s worthy for a change of view.
    Written October 3, 2022
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  • John S
    Kettering, UK753 contributions
    A couple from the UK, one of us being interested in World War 2 while the other (my wife) less so, we visited Lascaris War Rooms in Valetta with different expectations. As it was, your reviewer and my wife both enjoyed the visit.

    The war rooms extend over quite a large floor area on two floors, you reach the entrance through a long access tunnel which is of interest in itself. Visitors are immediately into the exhibition from the entrance/exit, a central corridor gives access to the various rooms that constituted the HQ for the Allies Mediterranean operations. It's all quite fascinating for people with a war interest, but there is more for people interested in personal stories.

    Allow yourself at least an hour, or perhaps more if you're taking a guided tour. Go here for WW2 history made real.
    Written October 3, 2022
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  • Pam R
    Buxton, United Kingdom7 contributions
    We decided to do this attraction yesterday. It was very interesting and informative. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and patient with questions. Would recommend this.
    Written September 28, 2022
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  • Angelika
    Melbourne, Australia286 contributions
    Took the ferry across to the 3 cities which was a lovely way to spend the day. Walked to the st Lawrence church and caught the train which took us around. It was a great way to see the 3 cities
    Written August 9, 2022
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  • Greg G
    Tallinn, Estonia58 contributions
    Visiting historic homes is one of my favorite travel activities. The palazzo is very interesting and provides an uninterrupted history of aristocrat life in Malta. Many historic documents are displayed such as the invitations to the coronations of George VI and Elizabeth II. Through these documents, you can learn a little more about the history of the island and the Spanish, Italian, and British influences. Unlike museums, you appreciate how the items were used over the years. Take time to look at the titles of the books in the Archive Room and library.

    An added bonus is the 1949 Bentley Mark VI presumably owned by the family since new. Not many cars remain in the family for 70+ years!
    Written September 25, 2022
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  • betteskid
    Boston, MA1,024 contributions
    We really enjoyed the film that we saw here (we did not do the other part of the tour with the hospital). The documentary was well-made and it helped us understand the history of Malta. I would definitely recommend fitting this in while you are in Valletta. Knowing a bit more about the history of the island really enhances your visit.
    Written July 18, 2022
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  • Happy Canadian13
    13 contributions
    Photo opt and so much easier than climbing. Only 1 euro for a return ticket. When you exit the lift, simply cross the road to the water to take a typical Maltese skiff to the Three Cities. Only 2 € per person one way and definitely more fun than the large ferry. No schedule just frequent back and forth. They'll ask if you want to cross OR if you want the half hour tour (8€).
    Written September 26, 2022
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  • Swedishtomcat
    Diss, UK3,162 contributions
    As fountains go this one ain’t bad. It’s one of the first things you see when you disembark the bus. If the wind is blowing it creates a cooling mist which is perfect to stand in on a hot day.
    Written August 21, 2022
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  • ral513
    San Diego, CA32 contributions
    Lower Barrakka Gardens are definitely worth taking the time to walk to and around, and enjoy the view and the lovely trees and flowers.
    Written September 24, 2022
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  • Paul
    London12 contributions
    We really enjoyed our visit to the very reasonably priced National Museum of Archeology, in particular the historical background on the temples (built before the pyramids!) and the beautiful Sleeping Lady exhibition.

    It would have been nice to have a clearer overarching historical narrative to all of the content, and the upper floors felt a bit less coherent (although still lots of interesting stuff) as well as extremely hot.
    Written July 25, 2022
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  • Fischsticks
    Jerusalem District, Israel72 contributions
    The Grandmaster's Palace has a rich history and should have been a highlight of our trip to Malta what which incredible vaulted ceilings, ancient artwork and tapestries, etc etc BUT the place is under renovations! The armory is cool but the displays are dusty and dated, the elevator didn't work to get us to the 2nd floor (my 80 year old mother managed with the stairs, but it exhausted her)., there were no chairs to sit and listen to the audio guide, we would have loved a docent to explain more of what we saw, and overall, the place needs a curator. In some rooms, the lights made a glare so that you cannot see the paintings - I suspect a curator would have seen that and fixed it. The opposite problem was in the main chapel which was so dark that we could barely make out the tapestries. Despite all the negatives, I truly believe that in 2-3 years the Palace will be a real gem to behold.
    Written January 4, 2020
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  • Andreea1
    12 contributions
    The experience was amazing, very interesting, a must-see museun in Valletta!

    Joseph was a very passionate guide, he made the experience so much more fascinating.
    Written September 30, 2022
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