TOP 10 THINGS TO SEE IN MALTA
Malta has many attractions to offer that suit everyone’s needs and expectations. Here’s a list of the main things people can see and do in Malta.
Malta's capital, Valletta, is a must-see for those who visit the island. Surrounded by picturesque architecture, history and filled with shops, restaurants and bars, this city is very friendly. Due to its rich history, it has been inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List.
Mdina, the former capital of Malta, is a fortified city located in Rabat. Due to the fact that few cars are allowed in the city and its small population, Mdina is also known as the Quiet City. Known for its beautiful view of Malta and its history, Mdina is a major tourist attraction and a must for those visiting the island
Birgu, Senglea and Cospicua are three fortified towns located in the south of Malta, and together they form the famous Three Towns on the island. These cities are rich in history, dating back to Phoenician times, and can give a real insight into authentic Maltese life.
Gozo is one of Malta's sister islands and is just 25 minutes away by ferry. Although very close to Malta, Gozo is known to be more rural and peaceful. Gozo is three times smaller than Malta, but despite this, there are many places to see, such as the famous Azure Window.
Comino is the smaller of Malta's sister islands and is famous for its crystal clear water in the Blue Lagoon. Many come to the island to dive, dive or just relax by the sea. Interestingly, no one lives on the island about Comino, and you can find only one hotel there.
Malta Southern Coast. A popular attraction in Malta is the Blue Grotto, located on the south coast of the island. This site is very popular because of its location, it is recommended to visit it in the early hours of the day when the sun is still low to enjoy a better view.
Megalithic temples. It is believed that the oldest free-standing temple is a UNESCO World Heritage Site called Ggantija, a temple that dates back to 5 BC and is located in Gozo. Along with this temple, there are another 000 megalithic temples in Malta that are UNESCO World Heritage Sites; these are the temples of ĦaġarQim and Mnajdra, both found in the village of Qrendi, the temples of Ta' Ħaġrat and the temples of Skorba in Mgarr, and the temples of Tarxien in Tarxien
Rotunda of Mosta. The third largest church rotunda of Mosta in Europe is the famous Maltese Church of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, also known as the Rotunda of Mosta. The church is known for what is believed to be a miracle when a bomb went through the roof of the church during World War II, with hundreds of people inside, but did not explode.
Catacombs of St. Paul. Located near Mdina and Rabat, the catacombs of St. Paul are evidence of early signs of Christianity in Malta.
Fort St Angelo. Located in the center of the Grand Harbour of Birgu, Fort St Angelo is a large bastion fort that dates back to the Middle Ages when it was originally built as a castle. In the years 1530-1690, the Order of St. John rebuilt it into a bastion fort. The fort was used during attacks and wars, and although it was damaged during World War II, it was later restored.
Fort Rinella. The world's largest gun, the 100-ton gun, is located at Fort Rinella in Malta. During World War II, the fort was used by the British for coastal observation. Today, the fort has been transformed into a museum open to the public.
Dingli Cliffs. The highest point of Malta is found in Dingli Cliffs, approximately 220m above sea level, dropping right down to the sea. The beauty of this location is the outstanding views one can enjoy, with breathtaking sunsets and relaxing walks along the cliffs
Diving. Malta is one of the most popular diving destinations in Europe, with plenty of wonderful sites and perfect weather conditions and water clarity. With over 40 diving schools on the island, you can either enjoy an introductory dive or start a beginner course.