Valletta Self-Guided Mobile Walking Tour
What to expect
- It is an outdoor activity that combines walking and learning!
- Explore the city at your own pace.
- Learn fascinating facts and stories about the city and its attractions.
- Let the route reveal hidden gems and places.
- Have the best walk of the city and visit 10 of its most important attractions.
- Stop to snap pictures as you go.
- Start or pause the tour whenever you want. See the city at your own pace.
- This is our route recommendation in a walkable distance!
- Mobile app and login credentials
- Self guided tour
- Walking time : 45mins
- Walking distance :3.4 km
- Supported languages: English, German, Spanish, Italian, French, Dutch
- Museum admission fees: Visits to museums and other attractions do not require a ticket, as you will visit their outdoor areas. Admission is purely your choice.
Not suitable for…
- Wheelchair users
- People with mobility impairments
- Unaccompanied children
What to bring
- Weather-appropriate and comfortable clothing and shoes
- Charged smartphone
- Internet connection
What you need to know about Valletta Self-Guided Mobile Walking Tour?
- No one will be waiting for you anywhere, it’s just you and your smartphones!
- You can start the tour anytime, any day, every day! You can even pause your tour and resume later or any other day within a year !
- You can use one language per serial number. If your group is multilingual, you will need to buy more than once if you need more languages.
- There is no time limit for the tour. You can complete it at any time at your own pace.
- You will be reading and not listening to the information.
- The tour can continue on the same day or another day if it is interrupted.
- Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Valletta Self-Guided Mobile Walking Tour
Starting location: Sa maison garden
Ending location: St.Paul’s cathedral
You will visit:
Sa maison garden
Upper Barakka gardens
St Catherine of Italy
St John cathedral
Great siege square
St George square
St Paul cathedral
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Embark on a captivating journey through Valletta, Malta’s historic capital, where every cobblestone tells a tale of resilience, culture, and architectural splendor. This self-guided walking tour invites you to discover the treasures of Valletta, from charming gardens to grand cathedrals, providing an immersive experience in this UNESCO World Heritage city.
1. Sa Maison Garden: A Tranquil Oasis by the Sea
Begin your Valletta exploration at Sa Maison Garden, a serene retreat along the coastline. Wander through well-manicured gardens, breathe in the fresh sea air, and enjoy panoramic views of Marsamxett Harbor, setting the tone for a day of discovery.
2. St. Publius: A Testament to Faith
Visit St. Publius Church, a place of worship with a rich history. Admire the architecture and delve into the spiritual ambiance of this sacred site, dedicated to Malta’s first bishop and martyr.
3. Triton Fountain: A Grand Welcome to Valletta
Head to the Triton Fountain, an iconic symbol located just outside the City Gate. Marvel at the impressive sculptures and water features that welcome you to Valletta, a city with a harmonious blend of tradition and modernity.
4. Upper Barrakka Gardens: Panoramic Vistas and Historical Cannons
Ascend to the Upper Barrakka Gardens, a verdant haven offering breathtaking views of the Grand Harbor. Explore the charming pathways, discover historical cannons, and witness the noonday cannon salute—a longstanding tradition in Valletta.
5. St. Catherine of Italy: A Hidden Gem
Venture to St. Catherine of Italy, a hidden gem of a church that boasts a remarkable interior. Admire the intricate details of the architecture and uncover the religious and artistic significance of this lesser-known site.
6. St. John’s Co-Cathedral: Baroque Grandeur and Artistic Marvels
Immerse yourself in the grandeur of St. John’s Co-Cathedral, an architectural masterpiece and home to Caravaggio’s iconic painting, “The Beheading of Saint John the Baptist.” Explore the opulent chapels and marvel at the Baroque splendor that defines this cathedral.
7. Great Siege Square: Commemorating Valletta’s Triumph
Stroll through Great Siege Square, a historic site that commemorates the resilience of the Maltese people during the Great Siege of 1565. Absorb the significance of this square, surrounded by historic buildings that narrate tales of the past.
8. National Library: A Repository of Malta’s Cultural Heritage
Visit the National Library of Malta, housed in a magnificent building that echoes the city’s rich architectural heritage. Delve into the library’s extensive collection, which preserves Malta’s cultural and historical legacy.
9. St. George’s Square: Heart of Valletta’s Civic Life
Explore St. George’s Square, a bustling hub surrounded by important government buildings. Admire the architecture of the Grand Master’s Palace, the Main Guard Building, and the splendid St. George’s Basilica.
10. St. Paul’s Cathedral: A Majestic Finale
Conclude your Valletta journey at St. Paul’s Cathedral, an architectural marvel dedicated to the Apostle Paul. Explore the ornate interior, appreciate the religious art, and reflect on the cultural significance of this magnificent cathedral.
As you conclude this self-guided walking tour of Valletta, you’ve unraveled the layers of Malta’s capital—a city where history, faith, and beauty converge. Each location on this itinerary has added a unique chapter to your Valletta experience, showcasing the city’s grandeur and its profound connection to Malta’s rich cultural heritage. May your memories of Valletta be filled with the echoes of the past and the vibrant energy of the present.