Explore Valletta in Malta
Valletta is the main city in Malta, and a very popular tourist destination. At a flying time of under four hours from the UK, it is perfect for those who want to holiday in the Mediterranean. The city is relatively small, with a population of just under 7000 people, and Valletta holidays are increasing in popularity. Large parts of the city date back to the 16th century, and the whole area is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
What to see and do
Valletta has a number of fine museums, and Malta is the ideal place to visit for those who are interested in history. The National Museum of Fine Arts now houses paintings that originally belonged to some of the most influential people in the area, and works by Preti and Turner are included in the collection. The building is a former palace and the architecture is beautiful, providing many photo opportunities.
The Armoury Museum is another interesting day out for those on Valletta holidays. There are complete suits of armour and guns on display from various periods in history. This was the first public museum in Malta, and the collection is considered to be one of the finest in the world with pieces from France, Spain, Germany and the UK.
Malta also has a large number of forts, and the Fort Saint Elmo is located on the shore of the Sciberras Peninsula. This is also home to the local police academy and part of the war museum. In the 16th and 17th centuries there was a watchtower at the fort, and in the mid 16th century the fortification was strengthened further, playing a strategic part during the Ottoman Siege of Malta.
St James Cavalier is another fort which is a popular tourist attraction. In its time it has served as a fort and as a warehouse for the British Army. The fort now offers musical and theatrical performances, and has been completely renovated for this purpose. The popularity of the shows means that tickets must be bought in advance.
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