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What to see in Malta

Malta Attractions


While on holiday in Malta there are various wonderful things to see and do, as well as beautiful island beaches to enjoy. Visit St John's Co-Cathedral to see Caravaggio's painting and the inlaid tombstones covering the Cathedral floor. Still in Valletta, the Malta Experience illustrates the history of Malta at the Mediterranean Conference Centre. The Three Cities are home to architectural displays of the island's maritime history, while Hagar Qim has a prehistoric temple complex with the oldest human structures in the world. Dive into the 'blue hole' at Dwejra's secluded pebbled bathing pool, and visit Marsalforn for great restaurants and bars. There is a wealth of historical sightseeing for tourists, and combined with the hedonistic glories of the Mediterranean coast this makes Malta a superb travel destination.

Getting around in Malta is made easy by the cheap and reliable public bus system, which has an unexpected charm due to the use of vintage buses. Services radiate from Valletta, so you may find yourself doubling back to get to other destinations. The buses can be uncomfortable in extreme heat since none are air-conditioned, but the short rides make it bearable. You can pick up schedules at terminals or on the buses themselves. You can also take the white taxis that will transport you anywhere on the island, or local pre-booked black cabs that are cheaper. Hiring a car in Malta is another option, and you can do so at many hotels, harbours, and the airport. Another pleasant transport alternative is hiring a bike, which you can do in Valletta.


Azure Window

One of Malta's most picturesque sites, the Azure Window is a distinctive rock formation that forms a large arch over…

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Ggantija Temples

Two massive megaliths were carved into temples by the pre-Phoenician Gozitans somewhere between 4,100 and 2,500 BC, and…

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Hagar Qim

The prehistoric temple complex discovered in 1839 at Hagar Qim, in western Malta, dates from about 3,800 BC, and boasts…

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Hal Saflieni Hypogeum

The Hypogeum, just southwest of the Three Cities in the suburb of Paolo, is a labyrinthine complex of man-made chambers…

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Malta Experience

A dramatic presentation that illustrates the history of Malta, from Neolithic to modern times, can be enjoyed at the…

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Mdina

Mdina, known as the noble city, was the original capital of Malta before the arrival of the Knights of St John in the…

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Popeye Village

Also known as Sweethaven, Popeye Village is the actual set that was used for the 1980s musical of Popeye that starred…

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St John's Co-Cathedral

Valletta's magnificent medieval cathedral is famous for the painting by Caravaggio, which hangs in its oratory, and the…

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Three Cities

Malta's main maritime towns have merged into a fortified conglomerate known as the Three Cities, resting on the promontories…

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