The Hotel Phoenicia and the Teatro Manoel
We arrived in Valletta on the very first day of Carnival. There were lots of people around the walled city and the gates that opened to the center were closed off to the public until all the colorful cartoony floats had passed. Given that we were stuck, we decided to pass the time away at the Phoeniccia Hotel. Little did we know it was one of the city's finest. It reminded me of the Fairmont Hotel chain back in the US.
Another attraction we decided to visit while in Valletta was the Teatro Manoel. Unlike all the major city theaters we've visited in Europe, the Manoel was quiet simple on the outside. So ordinary, it was easy to miss unless one was truly intent on finding it. Anyway, its interior, on the other hand, was very impressive.