Steeped in History
Valletta Historical Map
Valletta, a city built by gentlemen for gentlemen. Founded in the 16th century, Malta's capital was named after the Grand Master of the Order of Saint John, Jean de Valette, a figure who played a crucial role in the island's history.
A UNESCO World Heritage Site
Siege Bell War Memorial - Valletta
One of the most concentrated historical areas in the world, Valletta boasts more than 300 monuments in its relatively small footprint. The city is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its masterpieces of human creativity such as the fortification and the Cathedral of St. John.
Lots to Discover
Valletta - Grand Harbour
Having the Melior as your starting point, head in any direction discover a plethora of landmarks scattered around the City. Not sure where to start? Check out a list of the best landmarks on the following link.

Events in the City

Past Events

Valletta Barouque Festival 2022
Valletta Baroque Festival

 Valletta Baroque festival is one of Europe's most prestigious festivals for years, the festival is known for its eclectic program of music from the early 17th and 18th centuries! The festival will take place in different venues from the 11th to the 29th of January.

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The "Fairyland" village returns to Pjazza Tritoni for Christmas from 8 December and will remain until 6 January next year.

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Birgufest takes place over three days in the historical city of Birgu, just a ferry ride away from Valletta. This event includes reenactments, exhibitions and entertainment, with its narrow streets being lit by candlelight.

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Notte Bianca

The Notte Bianca event will be held on October 1st. Valletta's cityscape is illuminated with a spectacular nocturnal celebration of people, culture, and arts.  

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The Malta International Food Festiva

The Malta International Food Festival will be held between 13th and 17th July 2022 in Valletta. A free street food festival with an emphasis on inclusivity, featuring culinary delights from around the world during Malta's most popular food festival.

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The Malta Jazz Festival

The Malta Jazz Festival celebrates its 32nd edition this year which will take place between the 11th and 16th July in different locations across Valletta. The international jazz community considers this event as a "real" jazz festival that presents jazz music in all its forms, as it offers a panorama of music

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Lewis Capaldi In Concert

Lewis Capaldi, one of the most exciting names in pop music and a multi-award winner, will debut on the iconic Fosos in Malta on the 2nd of July 2022.  

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Medivial Mdina
Mdina Medieval Festival

As the name suggests, Medieval Mdina 2022 will be held in Mdina, now in its 12th edition. At this festival you can go back in time to the medieval period between 1200 and 1500 AD. 

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Malta International Wine Festival 2022

This festival focuses on showcasing an extensive range of wines from Malta and around the world.  The 2nd edition of the Malta International Wine Festival will take place at Argotti Gardens, between the 23rd and 26th June from 18:00 onwards.

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Valletta Concours D' Elegance

Set in the historical baroque city of Valletta, the Valletta Concours d'Elegance taking place on the  29th of May will showcase some of Malta's best historic and collector automobiles. Car lovers should not miss this event!

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Valletta Green Festival

The Valletta Green Festival is an annual event that is synonymous with the Maltese Cultural Calendar. It will take place from the 28th April to 1st May 2022. 

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Carnival in Malta

Between the 20th to the 22nd of May watch Valletta come to life as we celebrate our Maltese Carnival (that was postponed from March).  A colourful spectacle, where prizes are awarded for the best artistic dances, costumes and allegorical floats which are led by the King of Carnival (Maltese: Ir Re Tal Carnival)

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Events - A magical Christmas
A magical Christmas

Passers-by will be greeted with a magical atmosphere full of colourful projections and music at St George’s Square, Valletta.

This event is part of the Valletta Cultural Agency’s Christmas in the City programme, taking place from the 22nd November till the 24th December in the main squares, strategic locations and the quaint streets of Valletta. Christmas lights and decorations can continue to be enjoyed till the first week of January.

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Events - Christmas in the City
Christmas in the City 2021

As from the 22nd November, enjoy the Christmas Tree in Freedom Square, in front of Parliament as well as the trees in Republic Street and Merchants Street. Christmas lights can be enjoyed in Republic Street and Merchants Street and Archbishop Street as part of the VCA’s Christmas in the City program.

The crib will this year be situated at St John’s Square, next to St John’s co-Cathedral.

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