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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 it's year-round great weather and it's 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 hit TV show Game of Thrones were filmed in Valletta, with perhaps 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 this church will be sure to blow you away! Before you leave Valletta ensure you take a day trip to the stunning island of Goza.
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!
Flights to Malta go between 3 and 5 days a week depending on the season. Once you reach Malta International airport, Valletta is only a short 20 minute drive away.
To learn more about things to do in Valletta, the best time to go and local info see here.
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 is no shortage of amazing restaurants dotted around the city to enjoy.
Families with young children will love the wondrous Toy Museum, showcasing the history of vintage toys.
Valletta is filled with independent shops selling clothing, homewares 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 genres.
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 so it’s an ideal destination for a winter sun holiday.
Euro is the currency 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.