The Central Gate of Valletta is one of its most popular sites: every visitor of the city has to pass through it. Originally it was designed by the architects who were in charge of planning the city and were erected while the Maltese capital was being built. Since that time the Gate has undergone five reconstructions and acquired its actual look only at the beginning of the 21st century.
The Valletta Waterfront is the first site that welcomes cruise ships coming to Malta, but also it is a wonderful place for a walk, where tourists can enjoy shopping, eating at nice restaurants and observing the beauty of the Grand Harbor. The waterfront features 48,000 m2 of picturesque promenade, a modern cruise port and a long row of elegant baroque buildings that host multiple shops, bars and restaurants.
Many tourists consider Victoria Gate the most beautiful of Valletta gates for its lofty appearance, classical symmetry and rich decorative elements specific to the Victorian style. In addition, this gate is the oldest in the town, since it was lucky to survive both WWII bombings and infrastructure changes associated with the city development.
The complex network of linear fortifications known collectively as the Victoria Lines is a unique monument of military architecture. It was built by the British and finished in the year of Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee (1897), hence their name.
Among numerous architectural monuments in Malta the Wignacourt Aqueduct takes a special place, being a unique engineering point of interest. This 17th-century water supply system stays to the present days. The most well preserved parts of the aqueduct can be observed today in Birkirkara, Santa Venera, and Mrieħel towns.