Historic Valletta

Posted by on Sunday, July 5, 2015 Under: Travel
Auberge de Castille at Pjazza Kastilja in Valletta, Malta

Valletta is the capital of Malta.
The historic city is located in the central-eastern portion of the island of Malta having its eastern coast with access to the Marsamxett Harbour and its western coast in the Grand Harbour.
The city's fortifications, consists of bastions, curtains and ravelins, along with the beauty of its Baroque palaces, gardens and churches. Valletta contains buildings from the 16th century.
During World War II there was some major damage to Valletta. For example The Royal Opera House was destoryed. Valletta was officially recognised as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1980.
Valletta is the southernmost capital of Europe.
Valletta features a Mediterranean climate with warm, dry summers and mild, wet winters. Valletta experiences a lack of precipitation during the summer months and heavier precipitation during the winter months. 
Quick Stats:
Population of 6,444
Metropolitan area population of 393,938
Established 1566
Founded by Jean de Valette

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