Dingli Travel Guide

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Dingli Highlights

  • Pro
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    B_Caro says…

     Amazing views 

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     It's quite off the beaten path, don't know if this is a con 

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     You should visit this place, if only for the views 

Dingli Things to Do

  • View of Filfla Island

    Filfla is one of the three inhabited islands of the Maltese archipelago and is located 5 km south of Malta.The name of the island comes probably from the Arabic word filfel, meaning peppercorn.The island had 60m high cliffs and a 60,000sqm limestone plateau.Currently a natural reserve, the access to Filfla can be done only for educational or...

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  • Buskett Gardens

    The wonderful Buskett Gardens, which can be also admired from the Dingli view point, was started in the late 16th century by Grand Master La Valette and the plants were mostly planted during the reign of Grand Master Lascaris.Intended to be a hunting area, the gardens maintain almost the same layout. The name Buskett means small forest.

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  • View of Verdala Palace from Dingli

    The beautiful Verdala Palace was built by Grand Master Verdala in 1588 as summer residence. The palace is currently used as Government Guest Palace and summer residence for the president and is also opened to the public on Tuesdays and Fridays.

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  • Magdalena Chapel on Dingli Cliffs

    At the view point located south of Dingli is the small chapel dedicated to St Mary Magdalene.Built on the cliff top, the chapel is dating from 1646.

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  • Dingli Cliffs

    Reaching a height of around 300 meters, the cliffs are a renowned attraction in Dingli, offering a wonderful view of the Mediterranean Sea and the small inhabited Filfla Island.Considered the highest cliffs in Malta, the Dingli cliffs are a perfect destination for a day spent on the countryside and the nearby Buskett Gardens are ideal for walking.

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  • Dingli History

    The name of "Dingli" was probably derived from the surname of some Maltese families who owned the land in this area. Ten or more years ago, the public transportation reached only Rabat (2km north) and Dingli was considered an isolated destination in the southern part of the island.Still the close location to Rabat and Mdina, the former capital of...

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  • Dingli cliffs

    Most appreciated in sunsets. Summer time at around 2000 - 2100 hrs. The highest cliffs points are about 250 mtrs above sea level and contrary to popular belief, Dingli is not the highest point in Malta.

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  • St Magdalen chapel

    A few metres to the south of the computer centre ( the ugly building with a white ugly dome ) there's a chapel dedicated to St Magdalen. This was built in 1640 by the nearby villagers. Could not be seen from inside as it's being renovated. Renovation in Malta takes nearly forever.Click on pic to see more photos

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  • A walk around the village.

    Before you take the bus leaving Dingli it's worth having a walk around the village. The village church could be seen from the main street. It's just a couple of streets at the right hand side. You can also note the way the villagers live their life. Old man in groups sitting in the shade having a chat, and the women chatting outside the village...

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    In all these villages the churches are quite impressive. A lot of these churches seems to be decorated with light bulbs.

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  • Dingli Cliffs

    Make a walk to the Dingli Cliffs.These cliffs are the highest of Malta. From there you have a beautiful view at the cliffs and the sea at one side and also a view at Dingli, and at a distance, Verdala Palace.

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  • Magdalena Chapel

    Along the cliffs you find the Magdalena Chapel.It seems to be located at the highest point of the Dingli CliffsIt cannot be visited as it seems to be closed all the time.

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  • Clapham Junctions

    I didn't found them too spectacular and it was quite a walk to get there. These mysterious lanes are dating back to the bronze era and it's not sure why they are there. Some say that they are historical passage ways from historical carriages. This is called Clapham Junction it reminded someone of a rail junction in the London area...The areal of...

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  • Dinglis Main Square

    I liked this little square in the middle of the town. It's very picturesque I think. You also find the bus stop here!

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  • Dingli's Parish Church

    Sure, Dingli has a big church too, it's a good sign post on your way from the cliffs towards town, but therer are also some signs showing the way. The church looks like nearly all churches on Malta, they are all build in the same style....

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  • Madalena Chapel

    This little chapel is always closed but one of the few buildings found directly at the coastline. It's standing right at the sheer and spends some little shade in the heat....it's situated near Dingli.

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  • Dingli Village

    I really liked this small picturesque village. It was hardly any tourist seen and there were only some older men hanging around in the sports club bar right in the middle center. That's were we got some ice cold drinks too. I like these typical bars on Malta. Everone meets there. Tourists are always welcome too. Apart from that I wandered around...

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  • Dingli Cliffs

    Sure the main attraction in this area are the high cliffs here. The steep walls are falling straight into the sea at some places. At the main viewing point there are some agricultural terraces and so it ś not so spectacular. You have to walk a bit further south to get better views, the travel guides tell you... I didn't do that because it was...

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Dingli Restaurants

  • A local pub

    In the middle of the village there is a pub, and according to the flag outside it is also related to a political partyWe decided to have a stop there (as it was already far after lunchtime) to have a sandwich and a drink. I had a cheese sandwich and a coffee.

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  • Do not visit on a Monday ;-)

    On the road along the cliffs you’ll find only one restaurant: Bobbyland.On Mondays this place is closed all day. Of course we did this walk on a Monday ... :-)It might be a god idea to take some water with you when you decide to walk, even if it is not on a Monday. There is not much else along the coast line

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Dingli Transportation

  • Dingli by boat

    This is probably one of the best options to admire the stunning view of the cliffs, the Filfla Island and the southern part of Malta.I saw many boats passing while I was admiring the magnificent view of the cliffs, but due to the lack of time, we were not able to enjoy such a trip.

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  • Arriving to Dingli

    As we stayed in Qwara (in the northern part of Malta), Dingli was practically located on the other side of the island from our location.The only recommended possibility to reach Dingli by public transportation was to go to Valletta and then from the Bus Terminal take the bus to Dingli.There is no direct bus from the northern part of the island to...

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  • Yellow-Orange coloured busses all over...

    In Valletta we took bus nr 81 to Dingli. The bus stops also at Buskett Garden.From there we started our walk to Dingli Cliffs. From the bus stop you have also a beautiful view on Verdala PalaceEach 30 minutes there is a bus (when you start from Valletta)

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Dingli What to Pack

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    by Diana75 Updated Sep 14, 2006

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    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: For a trip to Dingli it is mandatory to have a comfortable pair of shoes (no heels for ladies) as the rocks can be slippery.

    At the view point there is no shop, thus there is no possibility to buy water or food.

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: In the summer time a sun protection lotion is also needed; the sun can burn you even without noticing.

    Photo Equipment: The camera is compulsory.

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Dingli Off The Beaten Path

  • Filfla - an island not for everybody!

    Filfla is a small, uninhabited, and mysterious islet 5 km off the southern coast of Malta, making it the southernmost point of the Maltese archipelago. It consists of a flat limestone plateau with a limited area to stand on. It is surrounded by 60 m high cliffs, which are ideal for falling off if you're not a bird or very cautious. However, you...

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  • Magnificent view

    Although there are other attractions in the area, Dingli is famous for the magnificent view of the high cliffs, Filfla Island and the Mediterranean Sea.For a perfect view over the cliffs it's better to go to the edge of the plateau because the view point near the chapel doesn't offer the best view.

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  • Dingli Golf Ball Museum

    From the view point, on the right side, we saw this strange huge round cupola that looked like an observation point.It was funny when we've been talk that the building was actually housing the Golf Ball Museum and the cupola is a huge Golf Ball.The interesting museum is displaying different sections about the history of golf, the types of golf...

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