Fountains in Valletta on Acrylic Fridge Magnet
Valletta is the capital of Malta and is also known as Il-Belt in Maltese. The city is situated in the central-eastern region of Malta and is of historical value to the state. Valletta has a huge array of fantastic buildings, monuments and pieces of decorative art built in Baroque, neoclassical, Modern and Mannerist architectural style. One of the most attractive and prominent highlights of the city is its beautiful fountains, including the Triton Fountain located in the City Gate Square of the city. You can see a spectacular view of the city on the acrylic fridge magnet above, which shows water bubbling from the fountains in Valletta.
Some Info about Valletta
The city was given the status of a UNESCO World Heritage Site during 1980 because of the amazing architectural sites and buildings established in it. Valletta was named after Jean Parisot de la Valette who was triumphant in protecting the island from the fierce Ottoman invasion during 1565. The official name of the city was Humilissima Civitas Valletta. The name was given to it by the Order of Saint John. Valletta is also known by its nickname 'Superbissima' because of the stunning Baroque styled palaces, churches and pretty gardens built in the city.
Geography and Climate of the City
Valletta consists of two harbors: the Grand Harbor and Marsamxett. The former also serves as the main port of the city and has quays for unloading commodities built at Marsa. A special terminal for cruise-liner is situated alongside the ancient sea wall on the Valletta Waterfront that is located at the Grandmaster Manuel Pinto de Fonseca.
The city has a Mediterranean climate that is characterized by quite warm and arid summers and relatively moderate and wet winter season. Rainfall in Valletta during the summers is quite low but the winter season experiences heavy rainfall.