City of Valletta

UNESCO RegionEurope and North America
LocationIsland of Malta
CoordinatesN35 54 2.016 E14 30 51.984
Inscription Date1980
Property (ha)56
Type of HeritageCultural
CriteriaTo represent a masterpiece of human creative genius
CriteriaTo be directly or tangibly associated with events or living traditions; with ideas; or with beliefs; with artistic and literary works of outstanding universal significance
All ThreatsManagement systems/ management plan
All ThreatsAir pollution
All ThreatsRelative humidity
All ThreatsCommercial development
All ThreatsHousing
All ThreatsMajor visitor accommodation and associated infrastructure
All ThreatsIdentity/ social cohesion/ changes in local population and community
All ThreatsImpacts of tourism / visitor / recreation
All ThreatsLegal framework
Unesco Reference Number131
State of Conservation Report
DescriptionThe capital of Malta is inextricably linked to the history of the military and charitable Order of St John of Jerusalem. It was ruled successively by the Phoenicians, Greeks, Carthaginians, Romans, Byzantines, Arabs and the Order of the Knights of St John. Valletta’s 320 monuments, all within an area of 55 ha, make it one of the most concentrated historic areas in the world.
StatusWorld Heritage Site