Everyone visiting Malta should not miss Valletta tours. Valletta is
the capital city of Malta, so it is just but right to start any
Malta exploration with its most important area. Valletta was built
way back in 1565 and is Malta's commercial and administrative center
Most Valletta tours are walking tours that you can take as leisurely
as possible. Valletta tours can be easily done on your own, or with
an escort guide. Walking through the streets of Valletta, you can
see remnants of Malta's rich history through structures like palaces
and baroque churches. You will see beautiful exhibits of Roman and
Neo-classic architecture, remnants of the Renaissance, courtyards
filled with bronze statuaries.
Must see places for Valletta tours include the following:
Auberge de Castile. Auberge de Castille et de Leon is one of
Vallettas most popular and splendid buildings, with its magnificent
facade dominating the entire square. Its dominant feature is the
bust of the Grand Master surmounted on the doorway of the building
facade, flanked by columns and cannons. It is the official residence
of the Prime Minister.
Grand Master's Palace and Courtyards. One of the main highlight of
Valletta tours include a visit in the center of Valletta where the
Palace Square, featuring the Grand Master's Palace is situated.
Upper Barracca Gardens. This place is 60 meters above sea level and
Valletta tours are graced with magnificent views of the Grand
Harbor. It also features beautiful botanic display and several
beautifully laid out statues.
Palazzo Parisio. Near the Auberge de Castile is Palazzo Parisio
which was built in the 18th century with its 3-story Neo Classical
facade. It is now the base for the Ministry of Commonwealth Foreign
Fort St Elmo. Fort St Elmo has an in house war museum featuring
relics of the world war. This place is a must see in Valletta tours,
most especially for history buffs. Fort St Elmo is a haven of
historical exhibits dating from 1798 until 1945.
Archbishop's Palace and the Auberge d'Aragon. This imposing edifice
was built in 1624 and is one of the most remarkable structures in
Valletta also offers more church structures that are worth visiting
during Valletta tours such as the Jesuit Church, St James, St. Mary,
St. Paul's Angelican Cathedral, The Carmelite Church and the very
famous Church of St Paul the Shipwrecked.
While enjoying Valletta tours, tourists can find a wide selection of
stops along the way. You can enjoy a sip of strong coffee or taste
the local pastries and delicacies.
A half day tour is enough for Valletta tours. In a span of a few
hours, you can enjoy the rich history and culture that surrounds the
capital city of Malta.
You will enjoy Valletta as a historically impressive fortress which
remains to be the commercial center of the island. It resembles New
York City as it gently mixes Baroque architecture with beautifully
designed soaring skyscrapers. There is no reason to miss this place,
Valletta tours are definitely like no other.
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