Eating & Drinking

Valetta's dining and after-dark scene has expanded and diversified across recent years.

Yard 32 Enjoy gin from around the world at this atmospheric bar concealed amid Valletta's heritage cityscape.

Offbeat Malta Food Trails Explore the culinary and cultural heritage of Malta on these interesting guided walks around Valletta.

Noni Look forward to dishes combining traditional Maltese and Mediterranean flavours at this stylish high-end bistro.

Mediterranean Culinary Academy Learn about the history and culture of Maltese food while harnessing local and sustainable ingredients.

History & Museums

More than five millennia of astounding history echoes around Valletta.

National Museum of Archaeology Housed in the Auberge de Provence; highlights include the 'fat ladies' statues from Ħaġar Qim.

Lascaris War Rooms Learn about the brave and resolute defence of the island nation during WWII.

St John's Co-Cathedral Glorious baroque excesses in the most important church of the Knights of St John.

National War Museum In Fort St Elmo; history from the Great Siege through to the Cold War's end.

Views

Honey-coloured limestone, astounding fortress architecture and cobalt skies and sea combine for the best vistas in the Med.

Upper Barrakka Gardens Arrive early for the noon and 4pm cannon firings and views of Grand Harbour.

Esplora Visit the rooftop gardens of this new science centre for brilliant harbour views.

Malta Boat Tours Hail a traditional dgħajsa (water taxi) to cross from Valletta to the Three Cities.

Fort St Angelo Look back to Valletta's impressive skyline from this restored fort across the harbour in Birgu.

Art & Design

After celebrating 2018 as a European Capital of Culture, Valletta's new image also offers a more contemporary counterpoint to history.

Parliament Building Renzo Piano's 2015 design is simultaneously architecturally bold and in sync with centuries of history.

City Gate Inspiring new structure from Renzo Piano channelling the heritage of Valletta's original 1633 city entrance.

MUŻA Malta's new Community Art Gallery is housed amid a contemporary makeover of the Auberge d'Italie.

Valletta Contemporary Private gallery with modern art and contemporary installations providing impetus to Triq il-Levant's development.