The Maltese capital alone, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is worth the journey. Its location, perched on a rocky outcrop, means you can take in the geometry of its streets - quite a feat of urban planning at the time it was built in the 16C - and its remarkable religious edifices. This dynamic city of trade is the political heart of the archipelago. Take the time to wander along its hilly streets, going down to the sea and then up tiny lanes where time seems to have stood still.
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