The first stone of Valletta was laid in 1566. After that, many followed it to form the most modern city in Europe in the 16th century. At the time, its main charm lay, not only in its honey-colored streets or panoramic views of the Grand Harbour, but in that Valletta did not smell! As it was built on a system of pipes which made it the dream city of European nobility.
The Baroque also came to Malta by the Order of St. John. The city modernizes in the new style losing its former air of war fortress. The buildings rise on one floor and overlap baroque facades that still today observe us from the large portals of the hostels and properties of the knights.
At the beginning of the 21st century the city retained all its charm. It is able to penetrate the spirit of the most experienced travelers, leaving a hard-to-forget mark.
We’ll tour the city’s most iconic landmarks, such as Upper Barraca Gardens, Republic Street and St George’s Square, with explanations of why and how it was built and how it evolved.
Included in the visit is the entrance to the concathedral of St. John, splendid convent church of the order of Malta, in which two paintings of Caravaggio are housed. “San Jerónimo writing” and “The Beheading of St. John”, the artist’s masterpiece.
- PRICE 41.00
- PRICE UNDER 12 YEARS 17.00
- FREE FOR CHILDREN UNDER 6
- Duration: 4 hours
- Monday, Wednesday and Friday
- Includes pick-up and drop-off to the hotel
- Includes entrance to St. John’s Cathedral