I visited the cities of Mdina, Rabat, and Valletta. Scattered across Malta are several medieval building. I visited the northern parts of Malta to see some of the De Redin towers and Saint Agatha's Tower. I visited the Għallis Tower and the Madliena Tower of the De Redin Towers.

The City of Valletta is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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Valletta metropolitan area

Valletta is the capital city of Malta. It is located on the north shore of the main island of Malta. The historical city has a population of 6,444 (as of March 2014), while the metropolitan area around it has a population of 393,938.

View Valletta
View of Valletta. (666k)
View Valletta Dome Madonna
View of Valletta with the dome of the Madonna tal-Karmnu - Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church in the center. (650k)
St John's Co-cathedral
St. John's Co-Cathedral. (553k)
City Wall Valletta Tower
City wall of Valletta with the tower of St. Paul's Anglican Pro-Cathedral. (721k)
City Wall Valletta Fort
City wall of Valletta with Fort St. Elmo. (560k)
City Wall Valletta
City wall of Valletta. (657k)
Moat Around Valletta
Moat around Valletta. (844k)
Stairs Valletta
Stairs in Valletta. (812k)
Cobble Street Valletta
Cobble street in Valletta. (755k)
Pedestrian Street Valletta
Pedestrian street in Valletta. (789k)
Republic Street Valletta Leading
Republic Street in Valletta, leading down to Fort St. Elmo. (873k)
Triton Fountain Valletta
Triton Fountain in Valletta. (621k)
Valletta Harbor Large Cruise
Valletta Harbor with large cruise ship. Valletta was full of tourists. (697k)
Fort St Angelo Across
Fort St. Angelo across the harbor inlet. (677k)
View 17th-century Fort Ricasoli
View of 17th-century Fort Ricasoli from Fort St. Elmo. (602k)
17th-century Fort Ricasoli
17th-century Fort Ricasoli. (625k)
Cemetery Church All Souls
Cemetery at the Church of All Souls in Tarxien. (689k)
Cemetery Church All Souls
Cemetery at the Church of All Souls in Tarxien. (764k)
Paola Parish Church
Paola Parish Church. (733k)

Mdina, Rabat, Mosta, and Naxxar

Mdina and Rabat are two beautiful medieval cities with interesting architecture. Mdina is a fortified city in central Malta, which served as the island's capital from antiquity to the medieval period. The city is still confined within its walls, and has a population of just under 300, but it is contiguous with the town of Rabat, which takes its name from the Arabic word for suburb, and has a population of over 11,000 (as of March 2014).

The Domus Romana is a Roman villa on the border between Mdina and Rabat, dating back to the 1st century CE. It contains some nice floor mosaics.

Mosta is a town in the Northern Region of Malta, to the north-west of Valletta. In 2014, it had an estimated population of 20,241.

The most famous building in Mosta is the Rotunda, a large church with the third largest unsupported dome in the world.

Naxxar is a town in the Northern Region of Malta, with a population of about 13,443 people as of March 2014. The Naxxar Parish Church is dedicated to Our Lady of Victories.

View Mdina
View of Mdina. (662k)
City Wall Mdina
City wall of Mdina. (677k)
Mdina
In Mdina. (676k)
Alley Mdina
Alley in Mdina. (750k)
Alley Mdina
Alley in Mdina. (616k)
Alley Mdina
Alley in Mdina. (825k)
St Paul's Cathedral Mdina
St. Paul's Cathedral in Mdina. (829k)
Inside St Paul's Cathedral
Inside St. Paul's Cathedral in Mdina. (914k)
Inside St Paul's Cathedral
Inside St. Paul's Cathedral in Mdina. (918k)
Altar St Paul's Cathedral
Altar in the St. Paul's Cathedral in Mdina. (940k)
Altar St Paul's Cathedral
Altar in the St. Paul's Cathedral in Mdina. (915k)
Marble Floor Mosaic St
Marble floor mosaic in St. Paul's Cathedral in Mdina. (737k)
Marble Floor Mosaic St
Marble floor mosaic in St. Paul's Cathedral in Mdina. (761k)
Carmelite Priory Mdina
Carmelite Priory in Mdina. (763k)
Statue Carmelite Priory Mdina
Statue on the Carmelite Priory in Mdina. (841k)
Inside Carmelite Priory Mdina
Inside the Carmelite Priory in Mdina. (809k)
Altar Carmelite Priory Mdina
Altar in the Carmelite Priory in Mdina. (904k)
Doorway Mdina
Doorway in Mdina. (837k)
Gate Between Mdina Rabat
Gate between Mdina and Rabat. (833k)
View Grounds Domus Romana
View of the grounds of the Domus Romana. (963k)
Various Stone Artifacts Domus
Various stone artifacts in the Domus Romana. (1099k)
Marble Floor Mosaic Domus
Marble floor mosaic in the Domus Romana. (848k)
Marble Floor Mosaic "drinking
Marble floor mosaic with the "Drinking Doves" in the center. (873k)
Close-up "drinking Doves" Floor
Close-up of the "Drinking Doves" floor mosaic. (739k)
Marble Statue Domus Romana
Marble statue in the Domus Romana. (586k)
St Paul's Church Rabat
St. Paul's Church in Rabat. (722k)
Mosaic St Paul's Church
Mosaic on St. Paul's Church in Rabat. (920k)
St Cataldus Church Rabat
St. Cataldus Church in Rabat. (653k)
St Dominic's Priory Rabat
St Dominic's Priory in Rabat. (661k)
St Dominic's Priory
St Dominic's Priory. (633k)
Wooden Door St Dominic's
Wooden door at St Dominic's Priory. (541k)
Stone Carved Crest St
Stone carved crest on St Dominic's Priory. (675k)
Courtyard St Dominic's Priory
Courtyard in St Dominic's Priory. (997k)
Sun Dials St Dominic's
Sun dials in St Dominic's Priory. I don't know what they are supposed to show. (815k)
Close-up Sun Dials
Close-up of one of the sun dials. (885k)
Close-up Sun Dials
Close-up of another one of the sun dials. (825k)
Rotunda Mosta
The Rotunda of Mosta. (894k)
Rotunda Mosta
The Rotunda of Mosta. (773k)
Rotunda Mosta
The Rotunda of Mosta. (714k)
Naxxar Parish Church
Naxxar Parish Church. (767k)
Stone-carved Statue Naxxar Parish
Stone-carved statue on the Naxxar Parish Church. (625k)
Stone-carved Statue Naxxar Parish
Stone-carved statue on the Naxxar Parish Church. (648k)

De Redin Towers

The De Redin Towers are a series of small coastal watchtowers built by the Order of Saint John between 1658 and 1659. Thirteen towers were built around the coast of mainland Malta, eight of which still survive.

Għallis Tower
Għallis Tower. (682k)
Madliena Tower
Madliena Tower. (623k)

Saint Agatha's Tower

Saint Agatha's Tower, also known as the Red Tower, is a large bastioned watchtower in Mellieħa, Malta. It was built between 1647 and 1649, as the sixth of the Lascaris towers. The tower's design is completely different from the rest of the Lascaris towers, but it is similar to the earlier Wignacourt towers. St. Agatha's Tower was the last large bastioned tower to be built in Malta.

Saint Agatha's Tower
Saint Agatha's Tower. (714k)
Saint Agatha's Tower
Saint Agatha's Tower. (733k)

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