Valetta contains many buildings of historic importance such as St. John's Co-Cathedral, Castille Place, the Prime Minister's offices, the former Grand Master's Palace, the National Museum of Fine Arts, the National Museum of Archeology, and the fortifications, built by the Knights to protect the city from attack. This city is also designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Valetta was founded on March 28, 1566 by Jean Parisot de la Valette in order to fortify the island against attacks.
KNOW BEFORE YOU GO
Walking around Valletta, it wont be long before the history of the town absorbs you. Especially once you start to discover intriguing historical sites around every corner you will see votive statues, beautiful niches, incredible fountains and coats of arms high up on parapets.
You simply have to see the Knights of St John in Malta re-enacted with pomp and ceremony. In medieval Mdina, you’ll come across everything from Napoleonic troops to flower festivals and feel as if it is somewhere you never want to leave.