Valetta - the capital of Malta

One remarkable thing about Valetta, Malta´s capital, is that it´s totally walled in. The city was built that way to be easy to defend from all the "to be" invaders. Another thing that is uncommon with old cities like this is that the streets are straight and that the whole city was planned right from the beginning. The foundation stone of the city was laid 1566 and the population soon rose to about 4000, today about 9000 people are living in Valetta.

Here you can see these impressive walls they built to help protect the city from invaders. When walking on the streets of Valetta, you can easily imagine how it must have been when the knights of St. John ruled here. It´s just as in those movies you saw when young and going to the matineé...
Another "must" when visiting Malta is to see the slide-show "The Malta Experience". The show is very well-made and presents the history of Malta in a very simple way. You don´t have to be interested in history to enjoy it! One thing that I especially remember is Malta´s part in the second world war. This tiny island really did get a beating then but still they didn´t give up. Ok? Deal? Visit the show!

 

And then...well, go there yourself and have a look! You´ll never regret it! Right outside the gates of Valetta you´ll find the bus-station, From there you can go in every direction in Malta. Old buses for sure, but somehow they work...as you see from the picture it can get very hot on that place...

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