Enjoying 300 days of sunshine a year, Malta packs glorious variety into its small archipelago. You'll find prehistoric temples, fossil-studded cliffs, hidden coves, thrilling scuba diving and a history of remarkable intensity. The deep blue sea and traditional sandstone buildings provide a colourful setting for your stay.
Senglea, Cospicua and Vittoriosa
The three cities
Senglea, Cospicua and Vittoriosa, or the “three cities” as they are known, are regarded as the birthplace of Maltese culture. Through their harbours they also developed into the economic centre of the island. The cities became particularly important in the 16th century when the knights of the Order of Saint John constructed an extensive system of fortifications for their defence, and this still shapes the outline of the “three cites” today.
UNESCO world heritage
Founded in the 16th century by the Order of Saint John, the preserved city remains largely unchanged and is a UNESCO world heritage site. Enjoy the unique flare of the 2018 European Capital of Culture. Valletta has breathtaking cultural treasures on offer, including the St. John Co- Cathedral with the masterpiece “The Beheading of Saint John the Baptist” by Caravaggio, the many museums and the Palace of the Grand Master of the Order of Saint John.