2 Days In Valletta
Malta has always been on my to go to list ever since the first season of Game of Thrones. The silent city, Mdina was used as Kings Landing before the Lannister’s moved everything and set up shop in the walled city of Dubrovnik. I had a friend from elementary school who was from Malta but I haven’t really thought anything of it. 

Then the Mother of Dragons flew onto HBO and caught my attention. 

We have 2 days in Valletta and a lot of things to see but since my Airbnb is in Sliema, let’s start there.

Above Photo Credit: Christopher Rudder

Day One

Sliema; Sliema Front & Fond Għadir Beach
Sliema which means peace or comfort was once a quiet fishing village. Now It’s a major residential and commercial area for shopping, dining and sitting in cafes. Along the coastline is a promenade known as the Sliema Front which attracts joggers, walkers, romantic moonlit strolls and open air restaurants and cafes.  Sliema is also known for its numerous rocky beaches, baths, water sports, and hotels.

The Basilica of Our Lady of Mount Carmel
The Basilica of Our Lady of Mount Carmel is a Roman Catholic church as well as a part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site, which includes the entire city of Valletta.

St Paul’s Pro-Cathedral
The Pro-Cathedral and Collegiate Church of Saint Paul is an Anglican pro-cathedral. A “pro-cathedral”, which I’ve never heard of before, is a church with cathedral status and is one of three cathedrals of the Anglican Diocese of Gibraltar in Europe

Fort St Elmo
Fort Saint Elmo is a star fort here in Valletta. It is best known for its role in the Great Siege of Malta of 1565.

Breakwater Bridge

Siege Bell War Memorial
Siege Bell War Memorial was designed by Michael Sandle and erected in 1992 to commemorate the victory of the Allied forces during the Second Siege of Malta from 1940-1943

Lower Barrakka Gardens
Lower Barrakka Gardens and it’s twin Upper Barrakka Gardens offers a view of the Grand Harbour.

Fort Tigné

Forti Rikażoli

Heritage Malta

Fort Saint Angelo

Valletta Waterfront

St George’s Square

St. John’s Co-Cathedral

Pjazza Teatru Rjal
Once the site of The Royal Opera House, but after fire and bombing the ruins were redesigned and now functions as a performance venue



Fort Manoel
Fort Manoel is a star fort on Manoel Island. It was built in the 18th century by the Order of Saint John. The fort was severely damaged in World War II, but it was restored and it is now in good condition.

In this video, we explore day one of Valletta

Day Two

New Parliament Building

Valletta City Gate

Triton Fountain

War Memorial

St. Publius
The Saint Publius Parish Church a Roman Catholic parish church in Floriana. The first stone was laid down on August 2, 1733.

The Collegiate Church of St Paul is a Roman Catholic Church here in Rabat. There were numerous churches built on the site which date back to the 17th century

St.Paul’s Catacombs
And St. Paul’s Catacombs are some of the most prominent features of Malta’s paleochristian archeology.  Trying saying that 3 times fast. My archeology friend Heather would love this place. The archaeological clearing of the site revealed an extensive system of underground galleries and tombs dating back to the fourth to the ninth centuries AD.

Mdina was the first capital of Malta, and it’s the most beautiful location in my opinion. It is also the number one choice to visit if you want to feel like you are in a game of thrones episode. It’s medieval walls, plazas, sandy stone buildings, and horse-pulled carriages are sure to awaken memories of King’s Landing.


2 Days In Valletta


Sliema is the place you want to spend time in summer if you plan on a holiday in Malta. Margaret’s single bedroom allows the use of the kitchen is available for breakfast. Wifi available. The room is a bit small but it is cozy and Margaret is a fantastic host.

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