The One Thing You Don't Want to Miss
Explore the city's main square and pass many of its ancient buildings. Then head to St. John's Cathedral, founded by the Knights of the Order of St. John during the 16th century. Today the cathedral is the final resting place for many of the knights - their headstones line the cathedral floor.
Other Fun Things to Do
- Visit the National Museum of Archaeology. It houses collections of pottery, sculpture, statuettes, stone implements and personal ornaments recovered from the Maltese megalithic temples and other prehistoric sites.
- Explore the Palace of the Grand Masters, completed in the late 16th century. It contains portraits of the Grand Masters of the Order and European monarchs, interesting furniture and other works of art.
- View the history of arms and armor though various periods at the armory.
- Stroll through the Upper Barrakka Gardens and enjoy the magnificent panoramic view of Grand Harbour.
Get a Taste of Local Flavor
Maltese food is rustic, based on seasonal produce and the fishermen's catch. Pastry is commonly used to encase vegetables, cheese, fish, meat, rice and pasta, producing tasty and filling dishes. Try the stronger taste of Lampuki pie - filleted dorado mixed with spinach, cauliflower, olives and capers in a shortcrust pastry. It has an unusual and delicious flavor. Spinach and anchovy pies have a distinctive taste and are very popular, as is timpana, an everyday concoction of pasta in meat sauce topped with a layer of pastry. Rabbit is the most popular dish in Malta, usually served stewed or fried in wine and garlic.
The Euro (EUR), the currency of the European Union, is the official currency of Malta. Many stores and restaurants also accept major credit cards, which usually offer you a good exchange rate.
Weather in Valletta, Malta
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