Valletta: The legacy of the Knights.
Activity Level: Moderate
Duration: 3 hours
Up to 6 people
Valletta, Malta’s capital and a World Heritage site, is an open-air museum. It is a living experience of Baroque architecture, a monument in itself built by the Knights of St John .The new city, founded in the 16th century, with its strong bastions and deep moats, it became an embankment of great strategic importance.
This Guided tour will take you around the historical city centre where your private guide will highlight the prestigious history and building of the Knights, visiting St John’s cathedral, Grandmasters palace and gardens. Admire the bastion walls, the dense clusters of limestone buildings, the wooden balconies, and imposing Churches.
Discover the majestic St John’s co – Cathedral, a superbly decorated baroque church housing priceless objet d’art including the paintings by the famous Caravaggio. The Magisterial palace where one finds four State Rooms, one of them decorated with the famous Goblins Tapestries. The Palace Armoury housing a prominent arms collection, with weaponry and armour providing a human context to the Great Siege of Malta. The Upper Barracca gardens provide stunning views across Malta’s Grand Harbour, often described as the most beautiful Harbour in the Mediterranean.
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