Solo Female Travel in Valletta

Valletta, situated at Malta's northeastern coast, is a renowned destination radiating antiquated charm intertwined with modern allure. This UNESCO World Heritage site is the stunning capital city of the Mediterranean island nation of Malta, with its magnificent 16th-century Baroque architecture and enticing history layered within its fortified city walls. Valletta is best known for its well-preserved historical facets, such as St. John's Co-Cathedral, adorned with precious art including Caravaggio's masterpiece, and the Grandmaster’s Palace, housing the country's Parliament. The fascinating mix of museums, historic sites, sun-drenched cafes, and breathtaking views across the Grand Harbour attracts countless travellers seeking an immersive cultural experience.

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Is Valletta good for solo travel?


Safety:Very safe

Valletta, is generally very safe for solo female travelers. Like anywhere, it is important to use common sense and stay in well-lit and populated areas, particularly at night. Crime rates are relatively low, and locals are often very helpful and friendly to visitors. Also, Malta is a small country so it's easy to maneuver around the island. Public transportation is quite reliable and walking around the city of Valletta is a common practice. Nonetheless, always remember to stay cautious and aware of your surroundings.


Navigating Valletta is not overly complicated. The city is small and walkable within a day. With an app or map, it's straightforward to find popular attractions. Some hilly areas might be challenging, but the charming streets and sea views more than make up for it. It's always advisable to be cautious, but overall, it's a friendly place for solo female travelers.
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Things to do:Interesting

Valletta is highly captivating. With abundant UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Earth’s oldest human structures, ancient temples and underground catacombs, the city is an archaeological paradise. Many cultural sites like St. John's Co-Cathedral, Fort Saint Elmo, the National Museum of Archaeology and Upper Barrakka Gardens offer historical insight. The picture-perfect azure seas and famous diving spots add an extra charm. However, apart from historical sightseeing and watersports, the city may lack slightly in a variety of activities.

Food:Above average

Malta's food scene is quite diverse, offering a fascinating blend of Mediterranean cuisine with Italian, Spanish, and British influences due to its rich history. You will find everything from pastries filled with ricotta or peas, rabbit stews, to Maltese bread and traditional desserts. However, the vegetarian and vegan options could be improved. The fusion of flavors and the unique dishes you encounter are truly delightful. Fresh seafood is abundant and the harbor side restaurants will not disappoint seafood lovers. Fresh produce and local ingredients commonly used add to the distinctiveness of Maltese gastronomy. A culinary journey in Valletta is indisputably a delight for food lovers.


Valletta offers a blend of affordability and luxury. The cost of food, accommodation, and attractions are reasonably priced. Local cuisines are delicious and budget-friendly, and public transport is inexpensive. However, prices can increase during peak tourist seasons or in high-end locales. Therefore, it’s generally budget-friendly but still dependent on individual spending habits.

Is Valletta worth visiting?

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I spent 4 days in Valletta. It was my first solo trip and one of the most beautiful places I have visited so far. I felt very safe there, and the people were incredibly nice. I highly recommend visiting Malta.

Posted: August 13, 2023
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 4/5Safety: 5/5
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