We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Strait Street

Certificate of Excellence
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: Valletta, Island of Malta, Malta
Website
Book In Advance
More Info
USD 22.10*
and up
Valletta Small-Group Walking Tour
Why book on Viator?
  • Tour highlights & full itinerary
  • Easy online booking
  • Lowest price guaranteed
More Information ›

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 321 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 53
    Excellent
  • 71
    Very good
  • 39
    Average
  • 10
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Lots of history

Strait Street seems to have a chequered and interesting history - hookers, sailors and late night bars - and it's a really interesting street to walk down to see the bits of... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
MargerieDawes
,
Liverpool, United Kingdom
Add Photo Write a Review

321 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 176: English reviews
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Level Contributor
74 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A great place for a photo- showcases Malta's signature balconies up and down the street, as well as seeing the famous Maltese doorknockers on the colorful doors.

Helpful?
Thank LVB0789
Weston, Florida
Level Contributor
844 reviews
512 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 233 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Valletta is an absolutely stunning city with superb buildings and incredible views. You can see anything from a defensive Fort to a baroque palace. Strait Street is a little jewel in the process of being restored but I absolutely loved the facades with colorful wooden balconies. Very picturesque!

Helpful?
Thank Pomerols
Liverpool, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
85 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Strait Street seems to have a chequered and interesting history - hookers, sailors and late night bars - and it's a really interesting street to walk down to see the bits of history still visible in the buildings.

Helpful?
Thank MargerieDawes
Surrey, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
347 reviews
228 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 201 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This narrow little street is a great thoroughfare for getting to know the city that takes you round the whole peninsular from one end to the other. Lined with shops and restaurants with apartments above, there is always something or someone to catch your interest. As for it being steep, anyone who is reasonably fit should have no problem at... More 

Helpful?
Thank GeysirGal
Varna, Bulgaria
Level Contributor
373 reviews
246 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 160 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Strait Street runs straight along the whole tiny peninsula where Valletta is located. Like all the other narrow streets in Malta it is picturesque and neat. During the day, some small cafeterias can be found, but at night, there are a lot of bars where you can eat something or just chill out with a drink.

Helpful?
Thank Nik R
Burgas, Bulgaria
Level Contributor
26 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Go STRAIT to this street for an evening drink or meal - don't bother looking anywhere else as there isn't much going on at night anyway

Helpful?
Thank Chardafon P
newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
158 reviews
55 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Personally speaking I am not sure why this is so much more different then all he other steers of Malta . It's a beautiful one and indeed makes you feel like you are in San Francisco but so does all other streets in the capital.

Helpful?
Thank IordanisG
Sydney, Australia
Level Contributor
35 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were lucky enough to stay in Strait St. An amazing history to this small street which really isn't much to look at during the day. But after dark it is transformed and full of great little music bars and bistros. The true Malta!

Helpful?
Thank Droman_2035
Loce pri Poljcanah, Slovenia
Level Contributor
53 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The street practically crosses the entire peninsula on which La Valletta is located. Picturesque palaces and churches are on both sides. And eventually you reach the War Museum and the St. Elmo fortress at the tip of the peninsula.

Helpful?
Thank Mira V
Forney, Texas
Level Contributor
117 reviews
62 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017

This is a fun area to shop and stroll. It can be strenuous because it is an upward walk then down hill toward the sea. From the entrance, it resembles the hilly roads of downtown San Francisco.

Helpful?
Thank Linda J

Travellers who viewed Strait Street also viewed

Valletta, Island of Malta
Valletta, Island of Malta
 
Valletta, Island of Malta
Valletta, Island of Malta
 

Been to Strait Street? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Strait Street staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?