Malta is full of breath-taking places and views. Valletta, the capital city, is a concentration of it. How I love to go up and down its roads and absorb in all the history, the old buildings, all its glory. Even for me, a day, a week even is not enough to explore this capital city. Every time I go there I discover something new! It is, in my humble opinion, one of the places in the world you have to visit at least once in your life!
It is full of charming shops and thankfully some of them are owned by people who refuse to ‘update’ the interior. When you go in such places you’re immediately enveloped in that old-world aura and you feel like you have stepped into somewhere magical.
When there, I always make it a point to visit the beautiful Museums. One of them is The National War Museum at Fort St. Elmo.
In the fort, there’s a beautiful chapel, which was built in 1488. It is known as Del Soccorso (Italian -meaning of saving/salvation). It was dedicated to St. Anne during the 16th century and the stone carvings were added during the 17th century. The icon is very rare (15th Century) and was brought here by Greek Knights.
And of course, the beautiful views from the fort.
Another beautiful place is the Grand Master’s Palace, its elegance takes my breath away every single time.
More information: Grand Master’s Palace, Valletta
In Valletta there’s also the Museum of Archaeology. I promise you, archaeology fans won’t be disappointed.
More info: National Museum of Archaeology
And the most favourite museum of mine – The National Museum of Fine Arts
More info: National Museum of Fine Arts
Valletta is also full of lovely coffee shops and as you might have imagined I always look for those with the traditional decor, perfect setting to relax with a good book!