The City of Valletta is a UNESCO world heritage site and was primarily developed during the late Renaissance. As Valletta is not easy explore on foot, make sure you have rented a good transportation vehicle to explore the entire city.
Valletta has witnessed a great deal of history. It is one of those rare urban inhabited sites that have been able to preserve their original features. It is indistinguishably tied to the history of the charitable and military Order of St. John of Jerusalem. Ruled by several emperors and leads over the years, the architecture of Valletta has undergone no major modifications since 1798. This was the year when the Knights of St. John abandoned the city.
Within the boundaries of the peninsula of Valletta, the density of the buildings date back to the 17th and 18th centuries. In 1565, following the cordon of Malta, the new city, which followed an orthogonal urban plan by Francesco Laparelli, was founded. Girolamo Cassar executed the planning.
The reinforcement and the standardized urban plan of Valletta were influenced by the Italian Renaissance with modern aesthetic and contemporary city planning considerations of urban theorists. The great religious buildings, such as St. Catherine, Our Lady of Victory and Il Gesù are a proof of the rich architectural history of Valletta. The modifications attributed to the builders, architects and military engineers of the 18th century have still managed to retain the original style.
St. John’s Cathedral is one of the few majestic cathedrals in Europe. With its interior gilded in gold, the the tombs of several knights of the order are laid along the ground. Valletta, is not just a UNESCO World Heritage City. The Knights of St. John left a legacy of majestic structures which include a treasure of buildings and imposing bastions. The capital city is also a hub for business, retail, dining out and shopping.
That makes the city an ideal place for exploring a property for sale in Valletta Malta. The large streets are connected to popular retail outlets and branded stores. The narrow streets are filled with bars, restaurants and numerous cafes. All these facilities make Valletta a timeless and unique place to live in. The Manoel Theatre, which is the national theatre of Malta, is situated in central Valletta along with a number of auberges, museums, palaces and St. John’s co-Cathedral. The city is host to a wide range of cultural events and is an activity hub during the day, offering a soothing atmosphere by night.
Valletta has been home to artists, poets, heads of state and emperors throughout its history. No wonder that the capital city, despite its small size, has now become a popular property location. Valletta has become a candidate for the European Capital of Culture in 2018. If the capital city manages to capture the title, 2018 will be an exciting year for the city and its residents. Owing to a pleasant environment and an impressive architectural history, Valletta is popular not just amongst local buyers but also with international buyers who recognize the potential of owning property in Valletta.