The island of Malta is well known throughout the world and the capital city of Valletta is not only a wonderful holiday destination, but also a World Heritage listed capital city. Even without the many different attractions in the city, it would be beautiful, especially with the Grand Harbour and the seaport district. With plenty of accommodation and restaurants to choose from, Valletta is the perfect getaway, especially for history buffs.
Valletta has a fascinating history and the Saluting Battery, the Grand Master’s Palace and Lascaris War Rooms will appeal to war aficionados who visit this city. The Saluting Battery is located in the Upper Barakka Gardens and is currently undergoing restoration. Here you can learn what it was like to be an 18th century naval gunner and tours are given on a daily basis. The Grand Master’s Palace and Armoury is the home of the Knights of St John, which is the Sovereign Military Order of Malta and dates back to the Crusades. The small armoury is open to visitors and contains various relics including swords, armour and helmets.