Cruise port Vallarta - Malta Welcome to Valletta’s cruise port guide. Valletta is the capital city of the Republic of Malta. It might be surprising to know that there are not even 7000 people that call Valletta home. Valletta truly is one of those unique cities in the Mediterranean. It is the city that is on the UNESCO world heritage list for it’s beauty and historical significance. Valletta contains buildings from the 16th century onwards, build during the rule of the order of St. John of Jerusalem. Especially when you sail into port or walk through the city centre you can clearly see they build it with the clear intent to withstand any attack especially from the Muslim Ottomans. Valletta was designed by military engineers and it remains fundamentally the Knights city where the layout has changed little over the centuries. It is a true gem to explore especially if you have done your research and read up on its history. Valletta is a small peninsula of 1000 x 600 meter so consider exploring Malta in the morning and exploring Valletta in the afternoon.