Valletta, Malta

Valletta is the capital city of Malta.
The Cruise Terminal is close to Valletta City Center -  a 20 minute steep walk or take the elevator/stairs.
There are plenty of taxis in the port.

From the sea level an elevator has just been built providing an easy ride up to the old town. €1 return. The elevator is 300 meters from the cruise terminal - turn right on exiting the cruise terminal, walk along the waterfront. Just before the road runs under an archway, cross the road to find the entrance to the elevator or stairs. There is a garden at the upper level. If you want to walk up the hill through streets continue through the archway and keep left.

The Valletta peninsula is only a couple of kilometres in length and so the ideal way is to do everything on foot also allowing one to make use of the atmospheric stairs throughout this steep city. However, the city is built on a ridge, and is steep in parts (requiring walking up and down stairs in some places), which can be tiring.  
Link to Valletta tourist site and Map of Valletta.


  • St John's Cathedral - With all the churches in Europe and the majority not requiring an entry fee, you may wonder if it is worth it to pay to see this church. With the ornate decorations inside, this is one of the most lavish churches in Europe and definitely worth the admission. Entry €6. Link Here
  • Grand Masters Palace - Houses the office of the president and parliament. State rooms open to the public when parliament is not in session.
  • Mdina - Home to a small walled city.
  • Mosta - This town has a church with a large dome and with an un-exploded bomb from 2nd WW.
  • Mnajdra Megalithic Temples - An ancient temple complex.

You will find shops along Valletta's main street.

Most restaurants and cafes offer Wifi.