Sunset from Hastings Gardens, La Valletta, Malta (c) Avistu
One could spend three days of slow travel in Malta and not leave La Valletta and its surroundings. At least if one likes steep streets, narrow alleys, being almost around every corner with views of the sea and little tourist surprises but authentic. Yes, I raise my arm, someone else with similar tastes?
That density of buildings, with antiques and styles from the Baroque and the 16th century to Modernism, with both civil and religious and military functions, earned him the recognition of the United Nations that declared the city "World Heritage" in 1980.
Port and Three Cities from Upper Barrakka Gardens, La Valletta, Malta (c) Avistu
Viewpoints of La Valletta
Before getting lost in its streets, there are several sites that offer privileged views Towards the cities that swirl on each of the shores, left and right, of the Valletta. The best known are the two gardens that share the same name, Barrakka, but they are located 500 meters away from each other,
A few minutes walk from the bus station (at the entrance of the city), and behind the small building that houses the Malta Stock Exchange, are the Upper Barrakka Gardens (High Barrakka Gardens). Donated in the 18th century by an Italian gentleman, the garden itself is small and quiet and extends into an area, in the form of an ele, populated by some statues and flanked by columns.
La Valletta from Upper Barrakka Gardens (in the background, Lower Barrakka Gardens), Malta (c) Avistu