Attractions in Malta

They say beautiful things come in small packages and that’s exactly what you’ll find with the island of Malta. Peel back the wrapping on this one just a millimetre or two and one small peek reveals scores of captivating, inspiring, exhilarating and intriguing things inside. Many of the attractions on Malta today are shaped by its unique and immense history and they sit comfortably alongside the myriad of modern activities, accommodation, facilities and exciting nightlife you’d expect from a bustling Mediterranean resort.


Carmelite Priory

If you’re looking for a bit of down time on your holiday - somewhere peaceful to spend a moment doing some serious relaxing - then you need to head for the quietest place in Malta. Ha ha, you think, but who’s to say where that might be?  Well, we reckon an active monastery in ‘the Silent City’ must have a decent chance of taking the...READ MORE

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Casa Rocca Piccola

Stately homes kept and maintained by heritage organisations are generally very worthy and worthwhile places to visit. But there’s a problem with them! That issue being that at best, what you see is an expert’s best guess at portraying a certain period in that property’s existence.  READ MORE

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Ghar Dalam

“Ghar Dalam! What’s that?” you ask. Well, contrary to the appearance of its name it is not something you’d order to eat in an Indian restaurant after an onion bhaji. It’s a cave! But no ordinary cave. This is a very significant cave – the very place where the earliest evidence of human settlement on Malta was discovered...READ MORE

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Gozo Citadel

For visitors to Malta, the quaint sister island of Gozo is perhaps the single most enjoyable and interesting day out you could choose. And if you do make that trip then you must go and see Gozo’s number one tourist attraction – The Citadel! READ MORE

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Inquisitor's Palace

The Inquisitor’s Palace, in Birgu, is a surviving relic of a fascinating but sinister period in Malta’s history. It charts more than two centuries from the mid 1500s – a time when the Catholic Church took extreme measures to ensure the island’s population stuck rigidly to its beliefs. It was also a time when confidential confessions and...READ MORE

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Malta Aviation Museum

There is a generation of men, especially men who were born during or just after the World War II, who go all gooey at the mere mention of the name of the famous fighter plane, the Spitfire. They also get misty eyed at the sound of its power unit – the legendary Rolls Royce Merlin engine.  READ MORE

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Malta Classic Car Collection

Given the age and vintage nature of many of the cars still regularly used on Malta, the thought of paying to see a Classic Car Collection is one that usually prompts a wry smile. Prior to joining the EU, and imported cars becoming much cheaper, the entire island could have been considered a classic car collection! READ MORE

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Manoel Theatre

History plays a big part on the make-up of Malta. There are many things on the island that have been around for centuries and the national theatre is no exception. Not only is it reputedly the third oldest working theatre in Europe but it also has a fair bit of class and elegance about it. For the Manoel Theatre was created in Valletta by the legendary...READ MORE

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Mosta Dome

Who doesn't love a church with a miracle story attached? Most 'miracle' churches are created to mark the spot where the amazing evet took place. But the miracle in Mosta happened long after the church had been built and was one that led to destruction not construction …  though this episode was not nearly as catastrophic as it might have...READ MORE

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National Museum Of Fine Arts

You’ll find some brilliant art galleries in some stunning buildings throughout Europe. Some – like the Musée d’Orsay and the Louvre in Paris, the Prado in Madrid, Florence’s Uffizi and London’s National Gallery - are worth visiting just to get to see inside. Malta’s equivalent is the Museum of Fine Arts, which...READ MORE

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National Museum Of Natural History

The history of Malta has been incredibly well documented but the episodes that are widely known are all of a human perspective. There’s another aspect to this island’s past, however, that is just as fascinating – the history of its geology, plant and animal life – for an insight into that head for the National Museum of Natural History...READ MORE

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National War Museum

There is much about the Maltese as a nation for which they can be justifiably proud. They are friendly, passionate and unfalteringly loyal. But, you rub them up the wrong way and get on the wrong side of them and they will kick your ass! If you have any doubts about how bloody-minded and resilientthey can be when someone threatens their island then visit the...READ MORE

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Palace Armoury

A glance in any souvenir shop or history book will tell you that knights have played a major role in the history of Malta. The knight connection is all down to  a group of fighting men known as the Knights of Malta. They saw off an invasion from the Islamic Ottoman Empire in 1565 and secured the island’s future as a Christian nation.   READ MORE

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St John's Co-Cathedral

There are two things that we find are most striking once you’ve visited the magnificent St John’s Co-Cathedral in Valletta . Firstly, it’s probably the first and only co-cathedral you have ever been in and secondly, it has one of the most jaw-droppingly stunning interiors of almost any building you’ll see … created using a very...READ MORE

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Ta' Pinu Sanctuary - Gozo

When it comes to reputations, Gozo is very much viewed as the much quieter, more relaxed, smaller sibling of Malta. And yet, here in the middle of this tiny tranquil island in Gharb you’ll find one of the most impressive churches you’re ever likely to come across – the Ta’ Pinu Sanctuary. READ MORE

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