On your next trip to Malta’s capital make sure to consider our Valletta car hire services as a way for you to enjoy the sun, the sand and the great history the place has to offer. Valletta is a harbor city which still preserves a large amount of its 16th century architecture.
Getting around the town can be done quite easily on foot but you should still consider the option of Valletta car rental as a way of allowing you to see the place on your schedule as well as the possibility of visiting the rest of the island. If you do choose to rent a car while on your trip you should know that the streets tend to be rather narrow and not properly marked, also the city is built on a ridge so it can be quite steep in some places and of course parking can pose quite a problem.
Once you find yourself in the city, there are a lot of things that you can see, maybe starting with St. John’s Co-Cathedral. While nothing extraordinarily to look at from the outside the building houses some incredibly ornate decorations on the inside. The cathedral features several “langues”, each of them dedicated to the various nationalities of the knights that resided on the island. The Knights tried then to outdo each other’s langue in splendor giving birth to some truly wonderfully ornate constructions. Then there’s the ceiling which is one single piece huge fresco representing the lifework of the famed artist Mattia Preti.
The Palace of the Grand Masters is another building that you’ll want to visit, it now acts as the President’s Office as well as the Maltese Parliament, it features impressive staterooms and a very large armory which houses weapons and armor from many eras during the Medieval Ages.
The city and its surroundings are littered with signs of its tumultuous past like the Fort St. Elmo for instance which was built after a raid in 1551 only to take part in the Great Siege of 1565, or the St. James Cavalier fortress which was part of a very intricate system of defensive buildings meant to protect the city.
These are of course only a few examples of the many things that you can see and do in Malta’s capital, and considering our Valletta car hire services will allow you to see many more of them than you would otherwise.