Known throughout the globe for its incredible history and architecture, Valletta is also the European Capital of Culture for 2018. Welcome to Valletta – Malta’s striking capital city. As one of the smallest capitals anywhere in the world, Valletta packs a punch – with fascinating history on every corner, beautiful architecture, excellent restaurants and a cosmopolitan edge. Valletta tells a story from centuries ago, when it was envisioned by its founder Grandmaster Jean Parisot de la Valette, our Palazzo’s illustrious namesake. Crafted in a grid-like structure it was a city very much ahead of its time, and it still charms visitors to this very day. Highlights in this UNESCO World Heritage capital include beautiful St George’s Square, the Grandmaster’s Palace, St John’s Co Cathedral, the Upper Barrakka Gardens with views over the Grand Harbour, and the new Renzo Piano-designed Parliament and City Gate entrance. By choosing to stay at Palazzo Jean Parisot all these architectural gems will be right on your doorstep, as well as Valletta’s famed arts, culture, dining and shopping hotspots.