I am in love with this view....coming over from The three cities by ferry is definitely a must to get a great view of the port.
We unfortunately were in Valletta on a hot July afternoon, so the heat drastically reduced the amount of things we were able to do and see, but the city is amazing and I am sure you'll love it as much as we did.
St. Publius church
St. Publius church is a Roman Catholic parish church in Floriana, Malta, dedicated to Saint Publius. It was constructed at several stages between the 18th and 20th centuries.
The facade of the Church of St. Publius consists of a neoclassical portico topped by a triangular pediment, flanked by a bell tower on either side. A statue of Christ the King stands on the top of the facade. The church has a cruciform plan with a dome and a richly decorated interior.
The streets of Valletta
I could have taken 1 million pictures, all the little streets with the colorful balconies looked so incredibly cute.
The cats of Valletta
look at them they are so suuuuuuuper adorable, and there are so many especially up at the Upper Barracca Gardens...relaxing on the tables of the local terrace.
Upper Barracca Gardens
"The gardens were originally used to offer recreation to the knights of the Italian langue of the Order of Saint John, but were opened to the public following the end of the French occupation of Malta in 1800" (Source)
It is the highest point of the city walls, and thus its bordering terrace offers a clear view over the Grand Harbour, the Three Cities, as well as over the shipyard and the lower-lying parts the capital
A replica of the statue Les Gavroches (The street boys) by the Maltese sculptor Antonio Sciortino is also located in the garden. The original is to be found within the National Museum of Fine Arts (Source)
Is an artillery battery in Valletta, Malta. It was constructed in the 16th century by the Order of Saint John, on or near the site of an Ottoman battery from the Great Siege of Malta. (Source)
You can visit the saluting batteries and also get the chance to hear the full gun salutes. More on
I read online that the best place to try them is Cafe Cordina, but to be very fair, you can for sure find far better ones at random pastry places around. The Qassata is definitely tastier if you are eating at Cafe Cordina ;)
At the end of the day (on Fridays) make sure you pass by the Bridge Bar, people are gathering to listen to live jazz concerts.
You should certainly make yourself some time to enjoy a couple of hours of music, good atmosphere together with some Prosecco :)