Although Valletta was officially recognised as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1980, boasts a wealth of cultural and heritage sites, and currently holds the title of European Capital of Culture, only 34 per cent of people in Malta are satisfied with the cultural facilities available in Valletta, according to a recent survey by Eurostat.
The EU’s statistics agency polled residents from all member states to find out how satisfied they were with the cultural facilities available in their capital cities. Cultural facilities included concert halls, theatres, museums and libraries.
In 20 capital cities in the European Union (EU), over 75 per cent of respondents were satisfied with the cultural facilities available. The four EU capitals with 90 per cent or more of respondents stating satisfaction were Vienna (97 per cent), Helsinki (94 per cent), Prague and Stockholm (both 90 per cent).
Besides Valletta, those with less than 60 per cent of respondents satisfied were Lisbon (59 per cent), Nicosia (58 per cent).