Valletta – The Fortress City

Valletta
“a city built by gentlemen for gentlemen”

is Malta’s capital city: Valletta is named after its founder, the respected Grand Master of the Order of St. John, Jean Parisot de la Valette. Started in 1566, Valletta was completed, with its impressive bastions, forts and cathedral, in the astonishingly short time of 15 years. Today, it is one of the most concentrated historic areas in the world. (source)

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If you visit Malta take time to wander the streets of Valletta, you will find hidden gems around every corner. Look up to see statues, niches and interesting lanterns.  Doors, windows and covered walkways and interesting door handles.

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If you love history, you will love Valletta.

the same to all
the same to all

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Heyjude

I have lived in the UK for most of my life, but when young I definitely had wanderlust and even ended up living in South Africa for several years which was a wonderful experience. I now look forward to a long and leisurely retirement doing what I like most - gardening, photography, walking and travelling.

39 thoughts on “Valletta – The Fortress City”

  1. Oh, how wonderful! I have never been to Malta so I enjoyed this *armchair trip very much, Jude.
    *I have pinched this expression from you yourself… 😉

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