Valletta is the capital of Malta world famous for its Baroque architecture and preserved walls, Valletta is deservedly a UNESCO Word Heritage Site and this is reflected in the excellent selection of historical attractions which are not to be missed. For those looking for Maltese history and culture while on holiday then Valletta is not to be missed. Popular attractions to see while on a Valletta Holiday include the stunning cathedral, the nearby Hypogeum, the Wartime Experience, and the Malta Experience – a 30 minute film spanning 7000 years of Maltese history - and if that isn't enough there are hundreds of other monuments to see.
A harbour city, Valletta's skyline and breathtaking architecture are best seen from the harbour or by boat by taking a cruise of the Grand Harbour offering excellent photo opportunities. Valletta contains a wealth of history and other cultural attractions to see which is amazing considering the area the city covers is only 1km squared making all the attractions easily reachable on foot. There is also a wide selection of shopping opportunities to be discovered by walking through the Valletta backstreets. Valletta has a fantastic café culture and a great break from sightseeing is to sit in one of the many stunning squares with a drink in hand and just watch the day go by.
Whilst spending a day during your holiday in Valletta's walled city is a must there are some excellent hotels available for those wishing to have a fuller experience. Mercury Holidays can help you experience this great city and with our great value flights as well as fantastic package deals the time has never been better to experience Malta and its charming capital.
The climate is typically Mediterranean, similar to that of Southern Italy or Southern Greece. In the summer there is up 12 hours of sunshine a day.
Valletta has many highlights, including: