The walled city of Valletta, the capital of Malta, is known as the City of Palaces. It is one of the first European cities to be planned before construction commenced. Medieval palaces and Cathedrals that boast colorful frescoes and beautifully illuminated ceilings, attest to its foregone glory. Its large natural harbour has been in use for three thousand years.
Also in Malta, the Hollywood built Popeye Village a colorful and comedic village of crooked wooden houses overlooks a pretty beach with sandstone cliffs topped with fields of daisies.