1) Valletta, Malta
Valletta is the capital of Malta, a mystical destination with elaborate cathedrals, dungeons, baroque palaces, gardens, and enormous monuments. Its architectural influence dates back to the 16th Century, making for wonderful scenery. While there is a neo-classical feel to Valletta, you can see modernism making its way into the city. Surrounded by the sea, visitors can see lovely harbor views from a number of vantage points. A favorite for spot for taking in amazing sunsets is the residential area of St. Barbara Bastion, with its 100 year-old olive trees lining the streets. Valletta is a city with a legendary history; you may hear of real-life knights who fought with bows and arrows, cannons and swords. Take the time to pop into one of its museums and learn about the history of Malta. Valletta makes visitors feel as though they’ve stepped into a fairytale.
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