Valletta European Capital of Culture 2018, recognised as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1980, the open-air museum of baroque architecture and capital of one of the most densely populated countries in the world, which is a blend of many cultures: English, Italian, Arabic and African…
The capital city of Malta, is the island’s principal cultural centre and has a unique collection of churches, palaces and museums and act as one of the city’s main visitor attractions. Valletta contains buildings from the 16th century onwards, built during the rule of the Order of St. John of Jerusalem, also known as Knights Hospitaller.
The island has as many churches as days in the year, namely 365 and you can hear the Mass in the Roman Catholic Church in Arabic. On all church towers are two clocks, but only one is real, the other one is painted. Well, according to the beliefs the two clocks are to deceive the devil during kidnaping souls. Above the door or on the roofs of houses Maltese placed bull horns, which are supposed to ward off evil spirits. Interesting practices as for the most Catholic country in Europe, outside the Vatican.
Valletta is also called The Capital of Cats which are mostly gray or blue but also red…I don’t know if it’s a individual breed. Cats are really everywhere and people seem to love them. As well as they love theatre because The Manoel Theatre is the third oldest theater in the world.
There is so much to write about this place and even more to see. Necessarily have to go there!