St. George's Square is the heart of Valletta, both geographically, and in terms of the institutions you can see here. It is right in the centre of the city, in an area that has been recently pedestrianised, and is surrounded by numerous buildings, old and modern. There's free wifi, and plenty of benches where you can sit down. On the right is the presidential palace (the entrance to the public is on the opposite side), and on the opposite side of the square are the Main Guard and the Chancellery.
This small, narrow square is almost always in the shade. It's the clearest example of what the capital used to be. Three things speak of the more historic and powerful Malta from olden times, which defended itself as well as others, from all kinds of invaders from every continent on the basis of faith and labour. These include ecclesiastical power, powerful families that built luxury homes, and the two powerful guns that protect the door of the cathedral. Canons located at the gates were used, if necessary.
The majestic National Library of Malta is located in the capital city of Valletta on the central tourist street, right in front of a square. This square has long been a popular meeting point, with Maltese also stopping at the nearby Cafe Cordina where they can enjoy coffee and sandwiches. It's busy at all times of the year, and it's a pleasure to go here and enjoy a cup of coffee and some people-watching.