Malta Things to Do

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Malta Things to Do

  • Walls, gateways & gardens

    Valletta Things to Do

    Whilst wandering around central Valletta, actually looking for the Palace Stae Rooms (see seperate tip), I came upon this delightful little courtyard and learned a bit about it's quite interesting history. It really is like walking into a bit of an oasis of calm here as it is merely feet from the bustling main thoroughfare of Republic Street. I...

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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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  • 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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  • St. John’s Co-Cathedral

    Malta Things to Do

    This 16th-century the Cathedral in Valletta which is referred to in English as St. John's Co-Cathedral is one of the main tourist attractions of Valleta. The cathedral shows a contrast between the exterior and the interior. As subdued as the outside, so overwhelming is the inside of the building This cathedral is worth to visit and is located in...

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  • Co-Cathedral

    Valletta Things to Do

    I am generally loath to suggest that a particular thing to do is a "must see" as that is such a subjective concept and people all have their own ideas about what interests them. I would, however, venture to suggest that the Co-Cathedral of St. John in central Valletta does fall into that category and is probably high on most visitors list of things...

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  • Azure Window

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Gozo Things to Do

    What I find amazing about this place is that it is simply spectacular any time of the year. Whether you are left amazed by the impressive waves crashing high inside the azure window or wondering around the place on a sunny day, this is a must visit any time of the year. Unfortunately the window is short-lived as it will eventually collapse. ...

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Citadel

    Gozo Things to Do

    Recently renovated, The Citadel sits on a hill overlooking the city of Victoria. Walking through the narrow streets of the Citadel is a relaxing experience and it is fascinating to imagine it in times when the people of Gozo used it as a shelter from turkish attacks. Several buildings are in ruins nowadays however it houses some interesting...

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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 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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  • Malta Experience

    4 out of 5 stars

    Valletta Things to Do

    What a fantastic experience. We were firstly treated to a audiovisual of Malta's history and the role that the knights played before we were taken to the infirmatry on a conducted tour. I would recommend this to anyone visiting Malta.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Saluting Battery

    Located on the lower part of Upper Baracca Gardens, offers a breath taking view of the Grand HarbourThe guns sit a top an elevated part of Valletta’s harbour facing to the other side of Fort St Elmo A noon day gun is still operated daily at this site

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  • Lower Baracca Garden

    As in any botanical garden both native and exotic plants are on display here.The gardens are laid out on the bastion of St. Christopher. They provide a respite from the busy city and offer stunning views of the harborsIs also one of the favorite spot in Valletta to those wants to have photos from the harbour. And during sunset is absolutely a place...

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  • Upper Barracca Gardens

    On top of the bastion of St. Peter and St. Paul, or Porta d'Italia Valletta are the Barracca Gardens. From the 60 meter high garden you have a beautiful view over the Grand HarbourOne part of the garden is on the side of the Grand Harbour, and is a popular spot for tourists. The plateau where you can stand on the precipice is shielded by a metal...

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  • Fort St Angelo

    To have a good view from the Fort is to go up to Baracca Garden, from here you can have a beautiful picture to the FortStanding from the other side you'll see all the big ferries and Yacht If you have a good camera with a good lens you'll have a perfect photo, which I do not have those professional cameraBeside there is more to see around the...

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  • St John's Co-Cathedral

    This 16th-century the Cathedral in Valletta which is referred to in English as St. John's Co-Cathedral is one of the main tourist attractions of Valleta. The cathedral shows a contrast between the exterior and the interior. As subdued as the outside, so overwhelming is the inside of the buildingThis cathedral is worth to visit and is located in the...

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  • St. Paul's Catacombs Rabat

    A fascinating look into a labyrinth of underground tombs from the 3rd century! Can be easily combined with a visit to the rest of Rabat and to the nearby favourite medieval city of MdinaThe city is medieval and is a kind of open-air museum with all kinds of tight streets and alleys that beautiful old buildings and monuments, when the city runs...

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  • Airport

    The International Airport. Luqa airport is quite compact, yet modernThe vast majority of aircraft flying to Malta. The airport has two runways, one of which is used for 80% of take-offs and landingsThe departure procedure from the airport is also quite simple. Check-in two hours before departure. It is recommended no later than 90 minutes before...

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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; two or three museums,...

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