Valletta (, Maltese: il-Belt Valletta, Maltese pronunciation: [vɐˈlːɛtːɐ]) is the capital city of Malta. Located in the South Eastern Region of the main island, between Marsamxett Harbour to the west and the Grand Harbour to the east, its population in 2014 was 6,444, while the metropolitan area around it has a population of 393,938. Valletta is second only to Nicosia as the southernmost capital of Europe, and at just 0.61 square kilometres (61 ha), it is the European Union's smallest capital city.
Valletta's 16th-century buildings were constructed by the Knights Hospitaller. The city was named after Jean Parisot de Valette, who succeeded in defending the island from an Ottoman invasion during the Great Siege of Malta. The city is Baroque in character, with elements of Mannerist, Neo-Classical and Modern architecture, though the Second World War left major scars on the city, particularly the destruction of the Royal Opera House. The city was officially recognised as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1980.
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Alexis Callus | Jun 24, 2013
This is a 35 minute audiovisual show about the history of Malta and the Maltese. It is recommended that on arrival to Valletta you watch this docudrama as it will give you a quick and clear introduction tot he City and to Malta in general. The reenactments give you a clear indication of the relationship that the country had with the Knights of St. John, the French and British rulers and the happenings of the Second World War. It is truly the best introduction to any visitor.
Jonathan Bianco | Jul 3, 2015
Bob Bate | May 20, 2018
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