A UNESCO guide to Valletta
One of the first places to be added to the UNESCO World Heritage List, the whole of the city of Valletta in Malta was decreed a World Heritage Site in 1980. Housing 320 monuments within 55 hectares, it’s described by UNESCO as ‘one of the most concentrated historic areas in the world’.
On a headland measuring only one kilometre by 600 metres, Valletta is the smallest capital in the EU and one of the most southern. This makes it easy to get around on foot to see all of the beautiful architecture.