The appalling losses suffered during Great Siege of 1565 did little to avert the knights from their holy mission as defenders of the Christian faith. From the ashes of war they erected the fortress-city of Valletta; the southernmost castle of Christendom in Europe and the scourge of the Ottoman Empire.
A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Valletta is defended by some of the finest fortifications in the world and is blessed with a wealth of artistic treasures inextricably linked with the proud heritage of the Knights of St. John of Jerusalem. This is their convent. This is the ‘city built by gentlemen for gentlemen.’
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