Floriana – Borgo Vilhena (Green Line)

Floriana - Borgo Vilhena

A stone's throw from Valletta, but proud to be different.

Floriana is a walled city just outside the walls of Valletta. The walls in Floriana were designed to keep enemy troops as far as possible from Valletta; a project started by Grand Master António Manoel de Vilhena. This walk takes you around the main attractions, buildings ad lovely gardens and walkways in Floriana; all sites that were and continue to be central to life in Malta.

Historic Landmarks

Join one of our walking tours and discover the history and culture of what is possibly one of the smallest capital cities in Europe. Valletta, officially recognised as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1980, may be small in size, but it is bursting with iconic landmarks, monuments and buildings, each with a colourful story to tell.

Professional Destination Experts

Our destination experts are all locals who are passionate about our islands’ capital city. At City Walks Malta we insist on working only with the most trusted and experienced destination experts, who share our values, vision, and ethics. They can share stories and local anecdotes that you will not be able to hear from anyone else.


Our guided tours are in English but if this is not your language each tour comes with full recorded explanations in French, Italian, German and Spanish.

Malta5D Show

The Malta 5D show is a new generation theatre exploring the history and culture of Malta & Gozo in an interactive and exciting way. Shows run every 30 mins. from 10am to 4pm from Mon to Sat.

Trip Itinerary

1 - Christ the King Monument
Located in the municipality of Floriana, this imposing bronze statue of Christ the Redeemer is the work of Maltese sculptor Antonio Sciortino and commemorates the Eucharistic Congress of 1913, which was held in Malta.
2 - Independence Monument
Nestled in Floriana , you can find the Independence Monument, the work of contemporary sculptor Ğanni Bonnici. It was inaugurated on 23rd September 1989 by Maltese President Čensu Tabone to mark the 25th anniversary of the country’s independence from British rule.
3 - The Granaries
4 - St. Publius Church
The first stone for the building of the Church of Saint Publius was laid on 2nd August 1733 by Bishop Paul Alphéran de Bussan in the presence of Grand Master António Manoel de Vilhena. Construction was completed by 17th January 1768, when the relic of Saint Publius was installed in the church.
5 - Argotti Botanical Gardens
The Argotti Botanic Gardens is the Commonwealth’s third oldest botanical garden and started life as two separate private gardens built in the early 18th century
6 - Sarria Church
7 - Archbishop's Curia
The Archbishop’s Curia, which includes the Marriage Office, the central office of Caritas and the Ecclesiastical Tribunals, is one of the most imposing constructions in Floriana. The building that houses the Curia is called the Palazzo Manresa (Manresa Palace) and was built by Father Francesco Rosignoli.
8 - Police Headquarters
Situated on Archbishop Street in Floriana, the building that Police Headquarters houses the vast majority of the units of Malta Police Force, was constructed on the commission of Portuguese Grand Master of the Order of Saint John, Manoel De Vilhena in 1734. Its early purpose was to provide accommodation for homeless women, as well as the teaching of literacy and crafts.
9 - The Mall
The Mall is an historical promenade that stretches for about 365 metres (400 yards) and is lined with trees and ponds. It was built by the Grand Master of the Order of Saint John, Giovanni Paolo Lascaris for the Knights’ recreation and exercise.


Amazing Tour! Great food, sights and awesome guides. We had an awesome time. We were a large group, but easily accommodated by City Walks Malta. The atmosphere was amazing, the weather was perfect, and the sights were beautiful.
Sally Smith
March 2022
The company was recommended to us by a friend, and now I can see why! It was certainly one of the highlights of our vacation. The guides were all very friendly, experienced, and professional which made it a real treat.
Doug Martin
March 2022
I was visiting from out of Europe with my family, most of whom had never been to Malta before, and we thought a tour would be a good idea - we're sure glad that we did! The experienced guide made sure that the whole day went smoothly, and luckily for us the weather was great. Highly recommended!
Gary Jones
March 2022

€20 All walks included

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Our Other Walks

Take a look at all the walk routes which are included in your pass. 1 pass will literally cover all the points of interest in beautiful Valletta!

Valletta from the Knights of Malta to Colonial times

This walk takes you down Republic Street, formerly known as Kingsway. You will pass by beautiful Auberges, richly adorned Churches, historical band clubs, the Magisterial Palace, and other monuments that recall episodes from the islands’ chequered history. The beauty of the buildings will leave you in awe as they represent some of the best examples of baroque architecture. The tour ends at Malta 5D.

Lower Valletta and Grand Harbour

This walk takes you round the lower parts of Malta’s Capital city start with Fort St. Elmo, the scene of one of Europe’s bloodiest battles, in 1565. You can see the splendour of the Sacra Infermeria of the Order of St. John and admire the bastions that the Knights built to protect their capital city. The walk continues to magnificent churches and other landmarks along the edge of the Grand Harbour.

Renzo Piano and the entrance to a walled city

The walled city of Valletta always had a main entrance within the Porta Reale Curtain. Today's entrance, which marks the beginning of Republic Street was designed by the world-renowned Italian architect, Renzo Piano. This walk starts from the timeless majesty of the Three Triton Fountain and then takes the visitor to the Embassy of the Knights of St John, the original builders of the city of Valletta.

Valletta – The east side of the peninsula city

This walk takes you through the East side of the peninsula city of Valletta. It is the side the overlooks the Grand Harbour; the side of Valletta that has possibly witnessed more historical episodes than the western side. You'll see landmarks of Malta’s political, social, religious, and commercial history when you walk by Auberge de Castille, the old University, St John’s Co. Cathedral, or the quaint George Zammit spice shop.
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