Valletta

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had taken over the island when they were driven from Rhodes by Islamic armies. The city, designed by Francesco Laparelli on a grid plan, and built up over the next century, remains a particularly coherent example of Baroque urbanism. Its massive fortifications, which were considered state of the art until the modern age, are also largely intact. Valletta became a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1980. Significant contributions Among his most significant contributions to London’s


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of the Steven Spielberg's Academy Award nominee film ''Munich (Munich (film))'' were shot in Valletta. * In the popular computer strategy game, ''Age Of Empires III'', Valletta and its surrounding areas are featured as the base of the main protagonist, Morgan Black, and is the setting for the first two levels of the game. * Valletta is the birthplace of popular comic book character Corto Maltese, created by Italian artist Hugo Pratt. * Valletta is featured in the video game '' Tom


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cultures and British architecture over its history. The first settlers on the island constructed Ġgantija, one of the oldest manmade freestanding structure in the world. The Neolithic temple builders 3800–2500 BC endowed the numerous temples of Malta and Gozo with intricate bas relief designs, including spirals evocative of the tree of life and animal portraits, designs painted in red ochre, ceramics, and a vast collection of human form sculptures, particularly the Venus of Malta. These can


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. In 1801, the British Civil Commissioner, Henry Pigot, wanted to demolish the majority of the city's fortifications. Fortunately this was not done and the fortifications survive to this day. Eventually building

dignitaries on his first day on the island, 50,000 people gathered in a drizzle for Papal Mass on the granaries in Floriana. The Pope also met with the Maltese (Maltese people) youth at the Valletta Waterfront, where an estimated 10,000 young people turned up to greet him.

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(disambiguation) right thumb 250px Re-enactment of 16th century military drills conducted by the Knights. '''Fort Saint Elmo''', Valletta (Image:Malta Knights.jpg), Malta, May 8, 2005. '''Fort Saint Elmo''' is a fortification in Valletta, Malta. It stands on the seaward shore of the Sciberras Peninsula that divides Marsamxett Harbour from Grand Harbour, and commands the entrances to both harbours. Image:Malta Knights.jpg right thumb 250px Re-enactment of 16th century

military drills conducted by the Knights. '''Fort Saint Elmo''', Valletta, Malta, May 8, 2005. '''Fort Saint Elmo''' is a fortification in Valletta, Malta. It stands on the seaward shore of the Sciberras Peninsula that divides Marsamxett Harbour from Grand Harbour, and commands the entrances to both harbours. This chamber is roughly circular and carved out from rock. A number of trilithon entrances are represented, some blind, and others leading to another chamber


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be viewed at the temples themselves (most notably, the Hypogeum and Tarxien Temples), and at the National Museum of Archaeology in Valletta. Malta is currently undergoing several large scale building projects including the construction of SmartCity Malta, the M-Towers and Pendergardens, while areas such as the Valletta Waterfront and Tigne Point are receiving renovation. The arrival in Malta of Caravaggio, who painted at least seven works during his 15-month


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of 368,250 according to Eurostat. Malta (PKFHSPKFHS amp;Years 5&JurisdictionLevels 3&lbOrder 1 CSV File) – Eurostat The country has two official languages, Maltese (Maltese language) (considered the national language) and English (English language). Around 700 BC, the Ancient Greeks (Ancient Greece) settled on Malta

, which together form one Larger Urban Zone (Larger Urban Zones) with a population of 368,250 (the majority of the population of the country) according to Eurostat. Malta (PKFHSPKFHS amp;Years 5&JurisdictionLevels 3&lbOrder 1 CSV File) – Eurostat The landscape is characterised by low hills with terraced fields. - Malta

Valletta

'''Valletta''' ( Valletta is the second southernmost capital of the EU member states (Member state of the European Union) after Nicosia, Cyprus.

Valletta contains buildings from the 16th century onwards, built during the rule of the Order of St. John of Jerusalem, also known as Knights Hospitaller. The city is essentially Baroque (Baroque architecture) in character, with elements of Mannerist (Mannerist architecture#Mannerist architecture), Neo-Classical (Neoclassical architecture) and Modern architecture in selected areas, though World War II left major scars on the city; particularly the demolition of The Royal Opera House (Royal Opera House, Valletta). The City of Valletta was officially recognised as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1980. - Valletta profile at UNESCO World Heritage Centre website

The official name given by the Order of Saint John was '''Humilissima Civitas Valletta'''—The Most Humble (humility) City of Valletta, or '''Città Umilissima''' in Italian. The bastions, curtains (Castle walls) and ravelins along with the beauty of its Baroque palaces, gardens and churches, led the ruling houses of Europe to give the city its nickname '''Superbissima'''—''Most Proud (pride)''.

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