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The historic Valletta is the capital city of Malta and is situated on the North East shoreline. The city is a popular holiday destination due to both its all year-round great weather and its historic elegance. In fact, Valletta is a UNESCO World Heritage site due it’s Baroque architecture. Around the city you will find countless beautiful churches, museums and palaces which have been standing since the 1500s.
Many scenes from the famous Game of thrones were filmed in Valletta, the most famous being Fort Ricasoli, which doubled as the Red Keep in the series. One of the most popular visitor attractions in Valletta is St-John’s Co-Cathedral and museum, the stunning interior of the church will be sure to blow you away! Before you leave Valletta ensure you take a day trip to the stunning island of Gozo!
Valletta is suitable for both Families and couples who love exploring during their vacations. Although it’s not a beach resort, there are plenty of beautiful beaches only a short distance away. This blend of culture and sun makes Valletta a perfect holiday destination!
Malta flights depart from Dublin between 3 and 7 times a week. Cork airport also offers flights to Malta which depart twice a week during peak season. The flight time is roughly 3 hours and 45 minutes. Your Valletta holiday can begin once you transfer from Malta International Airport, this takes about 20 minutes by car.
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This incredible city is home to many interesting attractions.
Valletta has a vibrant nightlife scene with numerous clubs, bars and restaurants to suit audiences of all ages. Enjoy a casual drink in one of Valletta’s old-school bars or party the night away in one of the city’s many nightclubs.
Valletta has a wide variety of fabulous restaurants for tourists to enjoy. The stunning Valletta waterfront is the perfect place to enjoy a meal, however there are also fabulous restaurant’s dotted around the city to enjoy.
Families with young children will love the wonderous Toy Museum, showcasing the history of vintage toys.
Valletta is not a beach resort however, there are countless breath-taking beaches dotted around the Island of Malta that are easily visited from Valletta.
Valletta is filled with independent shops selling clothing, homeware and authentic Maltese crafts.
The Malta international Music Festival takes place annually in Valletta usually around the end of April to mid-May. During this festival you will find Artists at the top of their trade in all genre’s.
The best time of year to visit Valletta is during the summer season with temperatures in July and August averaging an idyllic 28-31 degrees. However, Malta is a warm country all year-round and so it’s an ideal destination for a winter sun holiday.
Euro is used in Valletta.
Malta is an hour ahead of Ireland.
Renting bikes is an ideal way of seeing the city of Valletta. Car rental is also a great option for families who would like to explore the whole island of Malta during their holiday.