Valletta is one of the best preserved fortified cities and the smallest capital in the EU. It is situated between 2 deep harbours and Valletta’s buildings date from 16th century. Unfortunately, the air raids from the Second World War had a huge impact on this capital.
Tourism and trade play a vital role for Maltese people and that’s why there are many events organized every weekend. During the day, the city is full of life and many anonymous artists are trying to entertain people who are passing by.
Nevertheless, the capital of Malta is truly romantic by offering history and cosmopolitan attractions to its tourists at once. Cool pavement coffeehouses, bars and restaurants line its elegant and narrow streets and have helped to change its previous image as a dusty old city for middle-aged holidaymakers.
In my opinion, walking around Valletta was like stepping back in time , because I stumbled upon votive statues, niches, fountains and coats of arms high up on parapets at every corner. Though, what impressed me the most were the narrow streets, where the balconies were proudly showing the freshly washed colourful laundry. We didn’t have any plan, which was a bit frustrating, but we went with the flow and fell in love with everything that surrounded us .