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Places of interest

In Malta, you'll explore 7000 years of history yet live passionately in the present. You'll span the millennia with an astonishing array of things to discover. And wherever you go, the Islands' scenery and architecture provide a spectacular backdrop. The colours are striking. Honey-coloured stone against the deepest of Mediterranean blues.

The Maltese Islands have been described as one big open-air museum. What makes them unique is that so much of their past is visible today. Delve into the Islands' mysterious prehistory, retrace the footsteps of St Paul or see where the Knights of St John defended Christendom.

But Malta is no regular museum. Here life is lived to the full, so make time for some living history and action. Visit locations where Oscar-winning blockbusters were filmed or go off the beaten track into ancient villages. Marvel at the fireworks and revelry of the summertime festas and enjoy a packed calendar of events all year round.

Places worth a visit


Valletta

Museums

  • Manoel Theatre Museum
  • National Museum of Fine Arts
  • St John's Museum
  • The Toy Museum
  • War Museum

Visual Shows

  • The Knights Hospitallers
  • The Great Siege of Malta and The Knights of St John
  • The Malta Experience
  • Sacred Island
  • The Wartime Experience

Churches

  • St John's Co-Cathedral
  • St Paul's Anglican pro-cathedral
  • Basilica of Our Lady of Porto
  • Salvo and St Dominic
  • St Paul Shipwrecked
  • Collegiate Church
  • Basilica of Our Lady of Mount Carmel
  • St Augustine's parish church

Gardens

  • Lower Barrakka Gardens
  • Upper Barrakka Gardens
  • Hastings

Historic Buildings

  • Casa Rocca Piccola
  • Grand Master's Palace
  • Lascaris War Rooms
  • Manoel Theatre
  • Nationa Library

Centre for Creativity

  • St James Cavalier

Multimedia Exhibition

  • Traditions and Crafts of Malta

Rabat

  • Casa Bernard
  • Domus Romana
  • St Agatha's Catacombs
  • St Paul's Grotto
  • St Paul's Catacombs
  • Wignacourt College Museum

Ta' Qali

  • Aviation Museum
  • Crafts Village
  • Meridiana Wine Estate

Naxxar

  • Palazzo Parisio

Kalkara

  • Fort Rinella

Mosta

  • Mosta Dome- The Rotunda

Mdina

  • Knights of Malta
  • Mdina Dungeons
  • Mdina Experience Show
  • Medieval Times
  • Tales of The Silent City
  • The Cathedral
  • The Cathedral Museum
  • The Museum of Natural History
  • Norman House

Prehistoric Sites

  • Borg in-Nadur Temple, Birzebbuga
  • Bronze Age Wall, Birzebbuga
  • Cart Ruts, San Gwann and Ta'Cenc, Gozo
  • Ggantija Temples, Xaghra, Gozo
  • Ghar Dalam, Birzebbuga
  • Ghar il'Kbir, Dingli
  • Hagar Qim and Mnajdra Temples, Qrendi
  • Tarxien Temples, Tarxien

Vittoriosa

  • Auberge of England
  • Church of St Lawrence
  • Church of The Annunciation
  • Church Museum
  • Fort St Angelo
  • Malta at War Museum
  • Second World War Museum
  • The Maritime Museum
  • The Inquisitor's Palace
  • Vittoriosa 1565- Museum

Mgarr (Malta)

  • Bingemma Chapel
  • Lippija Tower
  • Mgarr Parish
  • Skorba Temples
  • Ta' Hagrat Temples
  • Tempra Museum
  • Victoria Lines
  • Wartime Shelter

Siggiewi

  • The Limestone Heritage

Zabbar

  • Sanctuary Museum (open daily from 9 a.m. to noon)