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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Garden
“Best view of the grand harbour is from here TIP: go for sunset on a nice day, and then take elevator down and ferry to the three cities its lovely”
  • 40 locals recommend
Church
“this is amazing and got the only signatured painting ticket price is 10 Euro I can give you for 7.5 Euro per ticket'”
  • 37 locals recommend
Museum
“St John's Co-Cathedral is a Roman Catholic co-cathedral in Valletta, Malta, dedicated to Saint John the Baptist. It was built by the Order of St. John between 1572 and 1577, having been commissioned by Grand Master Jean de la Cassière as the Conventual Church of Saint John. Wikipedia”
  • 9 locals recommend
Museum
“Main hub for Public transport, the capital city is all alive during the day and at night in Straight Street Valletta with live music in Bars and very good restaurants.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
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“Da Pippo on Melita Street is legendary, and so popular with locals that booking is a must. Only open for lunch, they do all the Mediterranean classics, but go with what they recommend on the day. Noisy and chaotic, this is a real Valletta experience.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Garden
“Beautiful and peaceful gardens, sometimes events are held such as Valletta Wine |festival here, with spectacular views day and night.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Theatre
“Built 1731 and one of the oldest theatres in Europe. Guided tours available in English, French, Italian &German to see the restored baroque, gilt-twinkling auditorium with its huge chandlier. On going musical and operatic productions. Grab a production by Malta's own home grown Philharmonic Orchestra.”
  • 15 locals recommend
Establishment
“Great views while you calmly travel to and fro from Sliema to valletta - it’s a fast and efficient service ”
  • 19 locals recommend
Plaza
“Republic Street (Maltese: Triq ir-Repubblika) is a principal street in the capital city of Valletta. is nothing short of an open-air museum. It is a living experience of Baroque architecture.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Entertainment
“Fort Saint Elmo is a star fort in Valletta, Malta. It stands on the seaward shore of the Sciberras Peninsula that divides Marsamxett Harbour from Grand Harbour, and commands the entrances to both harbours along with Fort Tigné and Fort Ricasoli. It is best known for its role in the Great Siege of Malta of 1565. Just been restored to its former glory.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Bar
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“This quirky little bar overflows on the street at weekends, especially in summer. Get there early for one of the pink velvet armchairs in the alley outside. Tico Tico is a less seedy reincarnation of the original bar (of the same name) on this site that until the 1970s entertained sailors with drinks, floor shows and other services. Strait Street used to be known as 'The Gut' and was full of sailors' bars. After the Royal Navy left Malta, the area fell into dereliction. Tico Tico was one of the first in a new breed of places there.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Jazz Club
“Great live Jazz in an unbelievable location in Valletta. Live Jazz on Fridays, highly recommended.”
  • 19 locals recommend
History Museum
“The National Museum of Archaeology is housed in the Auberge de Provence, an example of fine Baroque architecture, that was built in 1571, on plans by local architect Ġilormu Cassar. Of particular note is the Grand Salon, with its richly painted walls and wooden beamed ceiling. The Museum exhibits a spectacular range of artefacts dating back to Malta’s Neolithic period (5000 BC) up to the Phoenician Period (400 BC). Highlights include the ‘Sleeping Lady’ , the ‘Venus of Malta', bronze daggers, the Horus & Anubis pendant and the anthropomorphic sarcophagus, both belonging to the Phoenician period. A real must see!”
  • 7 locals recommend
Museum
“The National Museum of Fine Arts presents a multifaceted overview of art and artistic expression in and related to Malta from the late medieval period to the contemporary.”
  • 1 local recommends
Garden
“Quieter than the upper barrakka gardens with more trees but still the views are spectacular ”
  • 7 locals recommend
City
“The capital, you have to visit Valetta....baroque architecture, fantastic views and great restaurants.”
  • 179 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Italian Restaurant
“Da Pippo on Melita Street is legendary, and so popular with locals that booking is a must. Only open for lunch, they do all the Mediterranean classics, but go with what they recommend on the day. Noisy and chaotic, this is a real Valletta experience.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Bakery
“Lunch & Dinner in Valletta for Maltese Traditional Food - they have only Maltese food an drinks available so you do not want to miss it. Check opening hours and book before if possible”
  • 15 locals recommend
Bistro
“Really good food in a Mediterranean atmosphere. Make sure to book a table in advance.”
  • 14 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Cozy atmosphere, quality food, the concept revolves around a set menu of all different dishes to share, starting from soup to pasta to meet and fish, a 360 Maltese cuisine experience. ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Bar
“This place has Live music, good platters and an interesting selection of whisky based cocktails, not to mention a vast collection of whiskies! I usually book ahead especially if it's at the weekend. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Cocktail Bar
“One of the best bars on the island, often with live music outside. Limited seating but unmatched range of gins.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Tasty food, special views and a very good service. Enjoy a good selection of wine and a lovely menu for lunch or dinner ”
  • 8 locals recommend
Mediterranean Restaurant
“If you would like to visit Gozo, but is only here for weekend then visit this cute little café, bar and restaurant and try some of their Gozitan specialities. Our favorite dessert is the typical date cake Imqarret with cinnamon ice cream. ”
  • 7 locals recommend

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