Malta has mythical qualities owing to its medieval architecture, the stunning temples and the eerie underwater caves. The winding roads in Malta take you around the towns and villages. The markets and museums, the churches and some of the oldest buildings are all an eye candy in this land. This Archipelago sits in the Mediterranean Sea neighboring Africa and Sicily. Malta proper, Comino and Gozo are the three main islands and all three of these treat you with blue seas and azure seas. Activities such as visiting museums, going for fishing trips and diving are among outdoor favorites. You can also enjoy the eateries and cafes that serve fresh seafood.
Here, we have compiled a list of things to do in Malta ranging from visiting museums, eateries, fishing trips and what not. And just to makes things even better, Malta is a filming spot highly in demand across the world.
13 Things To Do In Malta
Here is a list of the best things to do in Malta that will let you witness the beauty of the country and will give you a heartwarming experience. Take a look!
1. The Capital Of Mdina
When you are in Malta, the best thing to do here would be to first head over to this ancient capital of Malta that sits by a scenic hill in the center of Malta. History buffs are surely going to love this place, there are a lot of activities to enjoy here as well. The picturesque streets here seem to be welcoming you for a stroll and here they have many famous museums as well. The place is well known for its eateries and cute cafes. Best enjoyed during Christmas.
Location: Mdina, Malta.
2. Upper Barrakka Gardens
The Upper Barrakka Gardens is the go to place to enjoy stunning views across Malta, it sits close to Valletta. The three cities can be viewed from the vantage point of pretty gardens. Take a walk in this scenery filled spot and enjoy the beautiful surroundings here.
Location: Upper Barrakka Gardens, Valletta.
3. HMS Maori
The azure seas in Malta make it perfect for swimming, diving or snorkeling in this warm climate. You can explore a range of artificial reefs here, a number of military wrecks from the second world war. HMS Maori is the most famous one that is a destroyer, sunk by the Germans and it now rests 14 meters down on the sea floor. The depth is suitable for beginners and there a lot of diving schools around here if you want to get a certificate.
Location: HMS Maori, Valletta.
4. Casa Rocca Piccola
The Casa Rocca Piccola was built in the 1680s and has been a home to many aristocrats of former times in Malta. The place has then been turned into a museum, you take a tour to discover the gorgeous architectural features and the wide history collection on display here. This collection includes work from the 18th and 19th century along with several antiques, costumes and silver pieces. On visiting this place you will get a glimpse of the aristocratic life of Malta.
Location: 74 Republic St, Valletta, Malta.
5. Fort St. Elmo
Malta’s rich history is riddled with stories of St. John, the knights there were akin to a military group that fought during the days of the Turkish Ottoman Empire. The fort is built in a star formation and has an in depth view of the Valletta’s harbor to scout it. The Siege of Malta in 1565 broke out at this very point where more than 1500 knights lost their lives. The guided tours take you around the fort, a tour that fills one with the fascinating history of this fort.
Location: Valletta, Malta.
6. Cave Dining In Comino
If you love reefs and cave diving, then this is the perfect spot for you. The Comino is an uninhabited island which sits on the Malta coastline between Gozo and the Mainland where you will find s chain of underwater caves shimmering with bluish luminescence. The place offers an array of aquatic animals from octopus to barracuda and this is a unique thing to do in Malta. Try this unique dive with your loved one on the month of Valentines to make it more remember-able
Location: Comino, Malta
7. Mosta Dome
The Mosta Dome is a prime example of the lavish architecture in Malta. This church furnished in a neoclassical style is dedicated to St. Mary. The main feature here, the dome is 220 feet high and 121 feet wide and this makes it bigger than the St. Paul’s Cathedral in London. The interior is decorated in gilt with marvel paved floors. This magnificent piece also has an impressive pipe structure consisting of 2000 pipes.
Location: Rotunda Square, Mosta, Malta.
Gozo, the sister island of Malta is just about a 20 minutes ferry ride from Malta. You can enjoy various cultural activities along with the rugged coastlines and secluded sandy beaches. Don’t miss the Citadella in Victoria that is a fortified city designed in Roman and Byzantine styles, it is an architectural wonder.
Location: Gozo, Malta.
9. Horse Riding At Golden Bay
The Golden Bay has soft sandy beaches backed with towering cliffs on the north of Malta. The best way to take part in this incredible scenery the best thing to do is to take a horse ride. You can also join a sunset horse ride, a perfect way to end the day watching the horizon.
Location: Golden Bay, Malta.
10. The Isle Of MTV
This is another unique thing to do in Malta if you are visiting in the month of July, the Isle of MTV is a music festival held in July every year. Music stars from all over the world like Lady Gaga, Akon, Black Eyed Peas come to rock the stage. This is an outdoor festival and attracts more than 50,000 guests every year.
Location: Announced in the month of Feb online, Malta.
11. Ggantija Temples
Ggantija refers to ‘Gigantic” and sits on Gozo, the idyllic island. The structures here pre-date the Pyramids of Egypt. There are two unique temples here surrounded by an outer fortification wall. The huge size is what draws the eyeballs and by having a look itself one can wonder how difficult it would have been to build it. These structures were constructed before the invention of the wheel. This also used to be a place for making sacrifices as offerings in the ancient times.
Location: Triq John Otto Bayer, Ix-Xaghra, Malta.
A quaint fishing village situated on the south of Malta. The throbbing everyday market is a pretty place with bobbing fish boats, known as luzzus that come in different styles and hues. The prows are a must check out as it is believed that they help guard against evil spirits. The seafood here is exceptional and in abundance which makes it a great for lunch or dinner.
Location: Marsaxlokk, South-east Malta.
13. The Three Cities
Senglea, Vittoriosa and Cospicua are the three cities across the grand harbor. These three cities are known for their beautiful waterfront marinas and pretty promenades, Vittoriosa being the prettiest of the three cities. The War Museum, Fort St. Angelo and the Church of St. Lawrence are some of the main attractions here.
Here we have it, an informative list of some of the best things to do in Malta. The three islands here has a lot to offer and can keep you entertained well and good. Winter is favorable because of advantages like cheaper accommodation, lesser people, Christmas Lights and what not. A lot of things to do in December as well as a nice Valentine’s spot with fun activities to enjoy in the month of February are also mentioned. Have a safe trip to europe, visit Malta, pack well and enjoy.
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