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Return to Valletta and St John’s Co-Cathedral

The following year I returned to Malta. My first stop with my daughter was St John’s Co-Cathedral in Valletta.

Valletta's St John's Co-Cathedral
Valletta’s St John’s Co-Cathedral

This was probably Malta’s most ostentatious church of high ceilings covered in paintings and gold leaf decoration with a history steeped in Knights Templar. Continue reading Return to Valletta and St John’s Co-Cathedral

Upper Barrakka Gardens

Barrakka Gardens overlooked the Grand Harbour of Valletta. There wasn’t too much of what I’d term, garden. A few date palms grew near the stone arches. A couple of circular gardens lay surrounded by stone walkways. However, the location was worth a visit because of its spectacular views across the harbour. Continue reading Upper Barrakka Gardens


Valletta, Malta’s capital city, was a masterpiece of stone buildings with shuttered windows to keep out the glare during the hot, dry summers. The main street was full of restaurants and shops where people ambled past. Wherever we walked, it wasn’t long before we’d catch a glimpse of the sea between buildings.


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