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[an error occurred while processing this directive][an error occurred while processing this directive] The City of Valletta, the capital of Malta, is recognised as a World Heritage Site. The adding of the city to the World Heritage List stems from its outstanding historic significance, and its close association with the Knights Hospitaller, also called the Order of St John of Jerusalem.


Valleta, Malta
Valleta, Malta
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The core zone of the World Heritage Site is a 56 hectare area, which has some 320 historical monuments of different styles, mainly Baroque but also other styles including Mannerist, Neo-Classical and Modern.

The city of Valletta was ruled by different powers through its long history, including the Phoenicians, Greeks, Carthaginians, Romans Byzantines, Arabs and the Order of the Knight of St John. Each has contributed to the heritage of the city.

City of Valletta was inscribed as a World Heritage Site during the 4th session of the World Heritage Committee in Paris, France, 1 - 5 September, 1980.


Gardiola watchtower, with view of Valletta
Gardiola watchtower, with view of Valletta
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World Heritage Site Inscription Details

Location: N35 54 2.016 E14 30 51.984
Inscription Year: 1980
Type of Site: Cultural
Inscription Criteria: I, VI
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