Saturday, 24 May 2014


And the last card of the day, coming from the Maltese capital, named after Jean Parisot de Valette, who succeeded in defending the island from an Ottoman invasion in 1565 ... Valletta, colloquially known as Il-Belt (The City), contains buildings from the 16th century onwards, built during the rule of the Order of St. John of Jerusalem. The city is essentially Baroque in character, with elements of Mannerist, Neo-Classical and Modern architecture in selected areas, though World War II left major scars on the city. The City of Valletta was officially recognised as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1980. It has a population of   about 7,000. 

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