Best things to do in Malta
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Valletta the commercial and administrative center and the capital of Malta may be one of the smallest capitals of Europe but it is a very fascinating and interesting city. It is named after Jean Parisot de la Valette, the founder of the city. Valletta has a wealthy history and has many historical buildings, some are even from 16th century. UNESCO officially recognized the city as World Heritage site in 1980. The city not only has historical buildings but also modern architecture. Despite being small, it has over 25 churches with St. John's Co-Cathedral being one of the most prominent churches. Another must visit building is the Grand Master's Palace which was also built in 16th century but was enhanced later. The city not only has magnificent buildings but also some excellent restaurants and cafes. Valletta also has some beautiful gardens and hosts a colorful carnival in February or March. Valletta is surely one of the best tourist destinations in Malta. The city is famously called "a city built by gentlemen for gentlemen".
This magnificent church was built in 16th century and was enhanced further in 17th century. It is one of the most beautiful churches in the world. Its ceilings and walls are designed and decorated gorgeously and its elegant and exquisite 16th and 17th century architecture will surely take your breath away. It is a must visit place in Valletta.
The Maltese carnival which is celebrated in February or March is a very vibrant and colorful festival. It is one of the oldest festivals in the country. The carnival amalgamates both modern and old traditions. It includes parade, music, dances, colorful costumes and floats. If you are a party lover, you should not miss it.
Grand Master’s Palace is one of the most beautiful buildings of Valletta. The Knights of Malta used to live here as it was once their residence. The Palace Armory is one of the most interesting things on the palace including weapons from 15th to 18th century. This historical palace is surely worth a visit.
The Hastings Garden is among one of the many gardens of Valletta, it has a quiet and peaceful environment and it offers great views. The garden has quite a few benches on which you can sit and relax. If you are looking for a peaceful place in Valletta where you can relax and enjoy beautiful views then Hasting gardens is the place to go.
The building which once was the residence of the Knights is now the national museum of archeology. The museum has an amazing collection of archeology including pottery, altars etc.