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Valletta Holidays

Popularly dubbed as the Fortress City, Valletta is the capital of the fabulous Malta. Named after its founder, Jean Parisot de la Valette, Valleta is also know as Citta' Umilissima or a city built by gentlemen for gentlemen. It is the administrative and commercial hub of the islands. It is a magnificent fortress city that sprung up on the arid rock of Mount Sceberras peninsula. Every grand architecture in Valleta talks about its magnificent historical past. This beautiful capital of Malta is also a World Heritage City, which shows the grandeur associated with it.

Magnificent Valletta

Representing its rich historical past, every piece of architecture speaks volumes of the grandeur of Valleta. Built by the Knights of St John, Valleta was successfully ruled by a large number of kingdoms, comprising the Phoenicians, Greeks, Carthaginians, Romans, Byzantines, Arabs and the Order of the Knights of St John. Being a World Heritage City, Valleta has grown up immensely and yet retains its magnificent glory. It has become one of the world’s most concentrated historic sites. The grand architecture donning its streets, palaces, and churches has earned it distinction among the leading capitals in the world. Valleta boasts some of the finest works of art of Europe, which can be visible in every nook and cranny here. If you are looking for modern branded shops, Valleta is the place to go. If you are looking for rich cultural architecture, Valleta will not disappoint either. Though built in the 16th century on the rocky Mount Sceberras, Valleta is an example of a well-planned city. It has the distinction of being one of the foremost town planning examples, which followed grid pattern of streets. Now Valletta is a bustling place, being the main business center and seat of the government.

General Etiquette in Valleta

Official languages in Valleta are English and Maltese. Like elsewhere, locals here, too, love to converse in their language, though English is widely accepted. One should not try to compare Maltese with Arabic, as many are likely to take it as an offense. The rising number of illegal immigration and migrant detention camps are a cause of concern; otherwise the island is quite peaceful. One should dress up properly when going to the church; else it is considered an offense. There isn’t much happening during nights in Valleta; therefore, apart from Republic street, other streets are empty late at night. Be cautious of the petty crime taking place in Sliema and St Julians.

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