Malta Things to Do

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Malta Things to Do

  • Walls, gateways & gardens

    Valletta Things to Do

    Valletta, built by seafaring foreigners, has been placed strategically to take advantage of the shoreline and be protected from an attack coming from the sea. The town is perched on an elevated rock roughly rectangular in shape and surrounded by the sea in three sides. The opposite shores across the bays are curvy with coves and even an island –...

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  • Azure Window

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Gozo Things to Do

    On our fifth day in Europe, we decided to leave Valleta and take a 20-minute ferry ride to the nearby smaller but greener island of Gozo. Gozo has a charm of its own, and the ferry ride was full of people, specially because it was Saturday when we visited. But, it was worth it because we saw the beautiful Azure Window! You might have already seen...

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  • Blue Lagoon

    Comino Island Things to Do

    The clear clean waters of the blue lagoon are second to none and this is the main reason why it is a must to visit it in summer. Unfortunately during the peak of summer it gets too overcrowded and full of boats. The beach is very tiny and Ioses a bit of its magic when its covered with umbrellas. Ideally its best to avoid the weekend. Other than...

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  • Malta Sailing Academy

    Birkirkara Things to Do

    Sailing, targeted to those who like to experience adventure, the sea and its outdoor natural forces.. requires certain basic setting criteria to ensure a pleasurable experience. Maximizing these criteria potentials extenuates the limits of your alfresco experience. So why Malta? At the heart of the Mediterranean, the archipelago of Malta stands...

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  • St. John’s Co-Cathedral

    Malta Things to Do

    The Maltese are immensely religious, so it's not surprising that you can scarcely turn a corner without finding a church - every village or town has at least one church. The most important contributing events were the spreading out of the Turkish Empire during the Renaissance, and the rise of the Knights of the Order of Saint John of...

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  • Co-Cathedral

    Valletta Things to Do

    This Baroque masterpiece was built between 1573 and 1577. It was commissioned by Grand Master Jean de la Cassiere as the conventual church of the Order of the Knights Hospitaller of St. John. Outside it is a big building and rather plain. The interior was redecorated in Baroque style in the 17th century. Thus it is very elaborated. The nave is...

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  • Ta' Pinu Church

    Gozo Things to Do

    The Church of Ta Pinu is a pilgrimage to the island of Gozo, is one of the tourist spot on the island, inside the church if you walk through behind the altar you will find an area where many stuff being save from many years, such as a wooden legs, crutches and even a foreskin in a jar, there are message attach in each cards and you can read why...

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  • Streets and squares

    Valletta Things to Do

    I hav mentioned elsewhere on my Valletta page that the city was named for Fra' Jean Parisot de Valette, the 49th Grand Master of the Order of Malta, from 1557 to 1568. The Knights Hospitaller were a Christian crusading Order, although they were more involved in care of the sick than their more military minded contemporaries the Knights Templar. The...

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  • Xlendi

    Gozo Things to Do

    Compared to Marsalforn, Xlendi is not as much an open place however the cliffs surrounding the little bay are amazing. Actually there is no beach but a flat rocky part from where one can jump to the sea or else through ladders. Watching sunsets here is amazing. The best part is a walk towards Kantra which is a valley on the left hand side of the...

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  • Grand Harbour

    Valletta Things to Do

    In 1531 Grand Master l’Isle Adam set up two stone gallows on Gallow's Point in order to hang two Turks and 10 slaves who planned a revolt while the Grandmaster and the knights were expected to be in Mdina. Between 1536 and 1560, more met their death here. In later years, these gallows were also used to hang galley slaves who tried to escape. The...

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  • Citadel

    Gozo Things to Do

    The Citadel is a huge fortress situated on a hill in Victoria. Until 1637 the people of Gozo were required by law to spend their nights within its walls. This was due to the frequent Turkish assaults on the island. Inside the Citadel there is the cathedral; built between 1697 and 1711 on the site of another church. The other things to see...

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  • Churches

    Valletta Things to Do

    After the besieging Turks were chased off the peninsula, the Knights of St. John hurried to consecrate the first stone of their new capital: Valletta. The ceremony for the laying of this stone was held at this spot and the church was subsequently built on top. It was Valletta's first church. Later the Grand Master of La Valette was buried here.

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  • Mgarr Harbour

    Gozo Things to Do

    The port city on the island of Gozo all boats and ships arrive here the port is located in a small bay which is protected by a concrete headland within the harbor there is a part for the large ships and ferries, and a portion of the yachts and fishing boats On top of the cliffs is a neo-Gothic church as a crown protrudes above the village this is...

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  • Auberges of the Knights

    Valletta Things to Do

    The Knights of Malta built seven auberges, or homes, for each of their nationalities. The Auberge de Castlille was built for the Knights of Porgtugal, Leon and, of course, Castille. Each house had its own responsibilities, and those of Auberge de Castille was defence. When the auberge was originally built its dual cannons had the perfect view of...

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  • Ggantija Temple

    Gozo Things to Do

    On the south edge of the town of Xaghra are the remains of a temple complex called Ggantija. It consists of 2 joint buildings, the larger one being the older. Research revealed that construction must have started around 3600 BC, which makes it significantly older then for example the Egyptian pyramids or Stonehenge! The structure must have been a...

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  • Malta Experience

    4 out of 5 stars

    Valletta Things to Do

    The Malta Experience is an audio visual show which could be a good introduction to the history of Malta from prehistoric times up to the present days. It is not a movie. Lots of pictures about Malta are shown on a big screen into a huge auditorium. You are given a headphone, so that you can hear the explanation in your language. It is dificult to...

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  • Dwejra

    Gozo Things to Do

    Dwejra Bay is gaurded by the intimidating Fungus Rock. Qawra Tower, the tower that overlooks both the Bay and the rock was built both as a lookout for approaching invaders and as a watch tower for the rock. The fungus, Fungus Gaulitanus that grows on the rock was once thought to have strong medicinal properties. The Knights of St. John used this...

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  • Fort St Elmo

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    Valletta Things to Do

    Before Valletta there was the star fort of St. Elmo. It formed part of a dual defence of the Grand Harbour with its twin across the waters, the Fort St. Angelo. The Ottoman Turks captured the fort during their siege, and pounded the Maltese capital across the harbour in Birgu. So immediately after the siege was broken the Knights built a new...

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  • Xewkija - Church Of St John The Baptist

    Gozo Things to Do

    Xewkija, the village of the Rotunda church,was the first Hamlet to be raised to the status of a village.Its name is Maltese and Arabic for a place where Thistles abound. The village is dominated by the Church dedicated to St.John the Baptist,it became the first parish outside the town on Gozo on the 27th November 1678.It was Bishop 'Michael Molina'...

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  • National Museum of Archaeology

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Valletta Things to Do

    This museum is quite small but houses some of Malta's greatest archaeological treasures, including the Sleeping Lady. Many of these are here for preservation, taken from the original sites where they were in the open air, and replaced there with good reproductions. Outside of that context, they do lose much of their magic, but are still fascinating...

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  • Marsalforn

    Gozo Things to Do

    There is now a "Road Train" - called Calypso Train - running from Marsalforn seafront to the salt pans, hourly in the evening. It's a brand new vehicle, and a brand new service - started in August - run by the justly proud and enthusiastic Frank.

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  • Bus terminus

    Valletta Things to Do

    Valletta's bus station is certainlythe hub for bus transport on Malta. Although called Valletta's bus station, the bus station is located just outside of the City Gate and so is actually located in Floriana. The bus station is really a very wide roundabout with the Triton Fountain at it's centre and some stalls selling refreshments.

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  • Rabat

    Gozo Things to Do

    My tip is quite poor.. We noticed that when visiting the island with hop on hop off, it was quite slow thing to do compared to if we would have had a car. So we had so little time in Victoria, witch was our last stop, that we saw onlt the centre. It is very small, but I would have liked to see the citadel also, and archeology museum. So my tip is:...

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  • Markets & shopping

    Valletta Things to Do

    We went to Valletta on Sunday specifically to see the market but I wouldn't bother again. I've never seen a bigger load of worthless junk for sale anywhere, and on Sunday the things that you'd REALLY be better off seeing are closed. If you love markets and if you can get to Valletta on another day then OK, but otherwise I'd give the market a miss...

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  • Calypso Cave

    Gozo Things to Do

    My guidebook said, that this place isn´t worth of visiting, it´s just a cave, and not even interesting looking. The hop on hop off bus stopped there anyway. My husband stayed in the bus, and I went there with the other tourists. There were poor little hole to get in the cave. Two of us did get in, and they said to us others: Don´t bother, there´s...

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  • Grand Master's Palace

    4 out of 5 stars

    Valletta Things to Do

    In the New Testament Jesus said that "it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God", and yet the leader of the pious Knights of Malta lived in luxury within the Grandmaster's Palace. A 19th century travel writer noted that the Grandmaster was "more comfortably and commodiously lodged...

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  • Fontana Fountain

    Gozo Things to Do

    Fontana, locally known simply as "Triq tal-Ghajn", (the way to the spring), took its name from a bountiful spring at the bottom of the road leading to Xlendi, locally referred to as "il-Ghajn il-Kbira", (the big spring). Fontana is Italian terminology for spring. Fontana, a suburb of Victoria, lies downhill on the Rabat-Xlendi road. People began to...

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  • National Museum of Fine Arts

    Valletta Things to Do

    MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS This museum used to be the palace of a French knight in the 16th century and was later on the official residence of the Admiral Commander-in-Cheif of the British Mediterranean Fleet from the 1820's until 1961.There are paintings here originating from Malta,Italy and the Netherlands that range from the 15th to 20th centuries....

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  • Xaghra

    Gozo Things to Do

    Built in 1.815, the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary is in the town of Xaghra. The parish of Xaghra was established by Bishop Cocco-Palmeri on 28 April 1.688. The parish was originally sited in the chapel of Saint Antony Abbot in the same town.

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  • Ta Cenc Cliffs

    Gozo Things to Do

    This is the beautiful Ta Cenc Cliffs, unfortunately there is a plan to destroy such beautiful nature and to construct on this unique area hotels and golf course. Such project will be irreversible and a disaster for many plants, animals and the unique environment. I do believe that hotels and golf course can be built elsewhere, but such unique...

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  • Inland Sea

    Gozo Things to Do

    The Inland sea is a lagoon which is connected to the open water via a tunnel through the cliffs. A small boat can take you through into the cave and tunnel on a calm day. The Inland sea is popular with swimmers and snorkellers who can cool down in it's turquoise waters.

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  • Ramla Bay

    Gozo Things to Do

    The real name of this large sandy beach is Ramla il Hamra. It is located on the northern side of Gozo. The peculiarity of this beach is that the color of the sand is orange. The pic here was taken in the evening.

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  • San Blas Bay

    Gozo Things to Do

    San blas bay is difficult to reach and is only accessible by walk or else boat. I think to really appreciate this little beach one must try to go when its not crowded so avoid weekends in summer especially in July/August. There are not much facilities except for a small kiosk from where it is possible to rent umbrellas and sunbeds and something...

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  • Xewkija - Rotunda Church

    Gozo Things to Do

    In the 1950’s it was decided that the local parish church was too small for the increasing numbers so in 1951 work started on the foundations of the new church. The whole village helped and what is so special is that the new church is built on the same site as the old one! After twenty years of hard and sometimes dangerous work the 75 mtr dome was...

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  • Salt Pans

    Gozo Things to Do

    On the northern coast of Gozo, north of the village of Zeebug and west of Marsalforn, is an area of saltpans. Salt has been collected here for centuries in the time-honoured way of natural evaporation from pools carved from the natural rock. The saltpans cover quite an extensive area and form a very picturesque backdrop. The landscape here is also...

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  • Gharb

    Gozo Things to Do

    Gharb is a village located at the westernmost point of Gozo. The remains of the village's old roots can be still seen in some of the decorated stone balconies. Gharb is the second oldest village parish in Gozo. The village's church has an elegant facade which has been compared with Church of Saint Agnes in Piazza Navona in Rome. Another...

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  • Fungus Rock

    Gozo Things to Do

    Thisis a well known land mark on Gozo at Dwejra Bay - Fungus Rock or General's Rock. It was so called due to a minute plant mistaken for fungus. This red plant with tiny flowers Cynomorium Coccineum, was once believed to have great healing powers

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  • Visit Mdina.

    Mdina was the capital of the Maltese Islands until 1568 when the Order of St. John built Valletta; the present capital city.This little walled Medieval town was built on top of a hill. It is located 15 km. south-west of Valletta.Mdina has a beautiful cathedral; built between 1697 and 1702 on the site of two previous churches and two or three...

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  • Popeye Village great place for young and...

    As we have a car during our trip to Malta, we can explore the place easily on our own peace of mind. I have seen on the television series about Pope eye, but I have no idea where it is. And here we are during this trip I finally seen the village which truly amazing to wandered. The place is perfect for a family day out, the children would love it...

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  • Casa Rocca Piccola

    Fighting off besieging Turks is harmful to health. With this in mind, after the Great Siege of 1565, the Knights of St John build formidable fortress walls to deter or defend against future attacks. Within these walls prestigious palaces of artistic beauty arose in the carefully planned streets of the new city of Valletta. The Casa Rocca Piccola at...

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  • Hagar Qim – temple to the sun god?

    On a desolate spot, bleak, windswept and rocky sits Hagar Qim on the west coast of Malta overlooking the island of Filfa - standing out gracefully about 4.8 kilometres away. Birdsong and the perfume of wild flowers permeate the air. Hagar Qim’s huge slabs display the giant hopes, ambitions, needs, fears or religious beliefs that drove Neolithithe...

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  • National War Museum - Faith, Hope,...

    All depended on Faith, Hope and Charity. For 17 days these Gloster Gladiator Biplanes fought the enemy alone. They did it so ably that Italian intelligence believed Malta had a large fighter defence. The measures to make these aircraft competitive against better and faster aircraft included fitting three bladed propellers in place of the usual two...

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  • Go to Gozo Island

    Gozo island is supposed to be very interesting. I strongly advise to travel there.During my first journey to Malta I could not go there because I had no much money, but during my future journey I wiill go there, for sure.

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  • Malta St John’s Co-Cathedral

    The Maltese are immensely religious, so it's not surprising that you can scarcely turn a corner without finding a church - every village or town has at least one church. The most important contributing events were the spreading out of the Turkish Empire during the Renaissance, and the rise of the Knights of the Order of Saint John of Jerusalem.The...

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  • The Great Siege of Malta

    The pilgrimage from Jaffa to Jerusalem in the Holy Land proved arduous. Dust arose in clouds causing us constantly to slake our throats. Danger from Bedouins and Saracens lurked around every corner and even among the rocks. With blood-curdling screams they attacked. The Knights of St John - good God-Fearing gentlemen- rode to our rescue and spared...

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