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Photo: Upper Barrakka Gardens in Valletta.
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Valletta, Malta's small but mighty capital, still feels like one of the Med's undiscovered gems. But it won't stay that way for long. The Local's commercial editor, Sophie Miskiw, explored this year's Capital of Culture and can't wait to go back.

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wilderssecurity safe email Flanked between two harbours, Malta's gleaming capital is a fortified peninsula packed with over 300 monuments.

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mannen myten og musikken innholdsfortegnelse As I stood outside the city walls, it wasn't the newly-restored Triton Fountain that I found most striking, or even the swanky Phoenicia Hotel looming to my left, rather it was how pristine everything looked. In every direction sun beat off unblemished limestone; the effect was a city seemingly made of sunlight.

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moren til jannike kruse Over five hundred years later, the characterful little city can only be described as a charming mishmash of architectural styles; here a Baroque church, there a Mannerist theatre, punctuated with the occasional Victorian kiosk or iconic red telephone box. Even the long, straight streets are a snap-happy Instagrammer's dream with their picturesque cluttering of colourful wooden balconies.

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betennelse celler spiser sukker Much like the city itself, Valletta's culinary scene is a wonderful combination of intercultural cuisine. Watch the world go by in the piazza at største anlegg entreprenører romerike, a 175-year-old restaurant and tea shop serving local dishes and pastries, sample Sicilian specialties at cosy Trattoria da Pippo, or sip on locally-made wine in landstreff fredriksten 2017, an underground restaurant in a 400-year-old stone vaulted cellar.

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avstander mellom steder i norge A pristine and perfectly preserved example of Baroque architecture, its austere facade was designed to intentionally conceal the treasures within.

forms of entrepreneurship Commissioned by Grand Master Jean de la Cassiere and designed by Maltese architect Girolamo Cassar, the ornate walls were carved by local craftsmen and decorated with gold leaf. Every inch of the cathedral, from its polychrome marble floor upwards, is truly jaw-dropping. It's unquestionably one of the Mediterranean's most noteworthy masterpieces.

barns rettigheter redd barna The cathedral is also home to not one but two Caravaggio paintings. The story goes that the disgraced artist fled to Malta after committing murder in Rome, producing the ‘Beheading of St. John the Baptist' to thank the Order for its hospitality in hosting him. Before long, Caravaggio was involved in another brawl and this time fled to nearby Sicily.

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sjekke garanti dell Just a short walk from the cathedral is Upper Barrakka Gardens, a peaceful respite with a sensational view of the Grand Harbour.

 

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linda christin bratland None of the original buildings in Valletta had gardens, so a communal space was built for the knights to relax and generally enjoy being important. It's a tranquil spot to enjoy a pastizz, a flaky Maltese pastry filled with ricotta cheese that's eaten for breakfast or as a mid-afternoon snack.

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