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15 Best Things to Do in Malta

Updated: Dec 18, 2022

Malta. The big open-air museum, also known as the navel of the Mediterranean. This historically rich country consists of many small islands and is home to around 494000 souls. The three main islands are Malta, Comino, and Gozo.

This nation of islands has a lot to offer. From gorgeous medieval architecture to Hollywood filming locations, Malta is the best place to visit. Its capital city is Valletta, which has over 300 monuments leading it to be crowned by UNESCO as the most concentrated historical area in the world. The main languages spoken are Maltese and English.

There are so many things to do in Malta. Here are just to name a few.

1. Explore the Old Capital of Mdina

You can partake in many activities in Mdina, including strolling in the quiet streets and visiting the museums and restaurants in the area.

2. Visit St John’s Co-Cathedral

This is a must-see historic site in Valletta. It is filled with magnificent paintings and gold and marble floors. The Grand Masters of the Order were buried here, together with over 400 nobles.

3. Take a dip in the Comino Blue Lagoon

Most days in Malta are sunny, and therefore the water is always warm. Shuttle boats are always on the move bringing tourists to swim in this sparkly turquoise water.

4. Take in the scenery at the Upper Barrakka Gardens

From this point, you can get to have a panoramic view of the Three Cities of Malta and even as far as the Grand Harbour. If you like breathtaking views, this is the place to visit.

5. Check out the Three Cities of Cottonera

Senglea, Cospicua, and Vittoriosa are the three fortified cities of Cottonera.

6. Take a nostalgic trip to Popeye Village

This was the set for the 1980 movie Popeye starring the late Robin Williams. Nothing was taken down after the shooting. It is now an amusement park.

7. Visit the Casa Rocca Piccola

It’s a beautiful home built in the 1680s and turned into a museum. The home with beautiful architectural features has an extensive historical collection.

8. Rent a boat

This is an amazing way to have a better coastal view in Malta without a boat license. With this, you can easily access the beautiful coast of Gozo and Comino islands.

9. Enjoy the local Maltese Cuisine

You can’t leave Malta without tasting the local cuisine, especially the Pastizzi, a popular fast food and the flavourful rabbit stew.

10. Go Wine-tasting

Meridiana is the place to visit when you want to relax and unwind with a glass of savory wine.

11. Marvel at the Palazzo Parisio and Gardens

Designed in 1733, some parts of the building and grounds are open to the public, but the main attraction here has to be the Italianate-style garden with box hedges and bubbling fountains.

12. Go scuba diving

From marine wildlife to wrecks, your underwater adventure will be very memorable in Malta.

13. Go savuor fish in Marsaxlokk

Filled with colored boats known as luzzus, bars, and restaurants, Marsaxlokk is a legit fishing port that offers not only delicious seafood but also souvenirs.

14. Watch a show at the Manoel Theatre

It’s the oldest theatre in Europe. Manoel Theatre has been in operation since 1732. The main auditorium is covered in blue and gold, not to mention the white marble floor. It showcases all of Malta’s arts, such as concerts and recitals.

15. Wander around Sliema and St Julian’s

If you like fast city life and clubbing, this is the place for you. This area has numerous shopping malls, restaurants, clubs, and casinos. You can also dance the night away at the boat parties and enjoy an open bar.

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