Whether you’re a backpacker, or someone who would rather travel in comfort, Malta won’t blow the budget and gives you great value for money. You’ll find plenty of budget hotels, and the mid range hotels provide great facilities for the price. They are clean, and well presented, and many are located a short distance from the historical city center.
Steeped in history and awe-inspiring examples of architecture, many still in use by the government today, tour the streets where Knights once walked and take in the forts that once withstood the Great Siege by the Turks in 1565. Malta is a beautiful city that easily blends the old with the new. You’ll find top restaurants, and excellent musical and dramatic productions.
Walking Tours In Valletta
If you do go to Malta, you really should take a walking tour in Valetta. The walking tours are either DIY with an ipod recording which you purchase online, or escorted, and show you all the important historical spots in Valletta. You’ll see the Auberge de Castile, Upper Barracca Gardens, and the Palazzo Parisio, amongst others.
For art and history lovers you’ll see fine exhibits of Neo-classic and Roman Baroque architecture, a Renaissance palace and courtyards with bronze statuary, the Grandmaster’s Palace, the Fort St Elmo which was originally built in 1553, and the Archbishop’s Palace built in 1624. As well, while enjoying the Valetta walking tour you’ll find plenty of stops along the way for a strong cup of coffee and delicious pastries. Continuing along Republic Street, you’ll see the Carmelite Church, St. Paul’s Cathedral, National Library of Malta, National Museums of Archeology and Fine Arts and one of the oldest theaters, Manoel Theater, built in 1731 and still in use today. End your walking tour of Valetta, Malta at the Grand Harbor overlooking the waters of the Mediterranean.