Interesting Facts about Valletta:
- This is Europe’s smallest capital city, and only about 7,000 people live here.
- The chess olympics were held here in 1980. I don’t know who won.
- Oliver Reed died here while filming ‘Gladiator’. He had a heart attack in a pub called ‘The Pub‘, which now attracts more customers as a result. Circle of life.
- Valletta contains more monuments per square metre than any other city in the world.
- Valletta is the capital of Malta, but Birkirkara is the biggest city. Although ‘city’ is being generous to Birkirkara and rather insulting to actual cities.
– Take the water taxi from Sliema ferries, it’s the best way to get to and from Valletta
– Look out over the harbour. It’s a nice view and you’ll feel better for it.
– Go to St John’s Co-cathedral.
– Visit the Grand Master’s Palace, because how many palaces have you visited lately?
– Have a coffee on a street cafe and watch people. People are fun to watch. After all, we are people, in a way.
– Find out about Malta’s ancient temples in the Archaeological Museum.
– Take it easy in the Barrakka Gardens
– Go shopping, if you like shopping. Try the street markets on Merchant Street for some bargains.
– Just walk around through little streets – it’s a very picturesque, relaxing city and it’s just the right size for some aimless wandering. Did I mention that it’s quite small?
Links to Things to Do in Valletta:
– Lower Barrakka Gardens
– Upper Barraka Gardens
– The Malta Experience
– The War Museum
– Lascaris Rooms
– Hastings Gardens
– St John’s Co Cathedral
– Grand Master’s Palace
– Archaeological Museum
(~ A trip to Valletta is one of the Top 10 Things to Do in Malta)