Attractions

Malta is one of the few places in the whole world, where you will be pampered with such a wide selection of truly unique attractions, both natural and man-made. Not many destinations, especially the size of Malta, can boast with natural wonders that take your breath away or with megalithic constructions, prehistoric sanctuaries and burial sites as well as a charming medieval town, which all that tell their own language of ages gone by.

Hypogeum of Hal-Saflieni is located in Paola, on the island of Malta. It was created about 5,000 years ago in natural caves and expanded. It probably first served as a sanctuary and was later turned into a burial site. Over 7,000 bodies have been found within the Hypogeum. It is naturally a UNESCO World Heritage Site, but access to it is limited to 60 people per day. Read more about the Hypogeum…

Megalithic Temples are probably the oldest free-standing structures Homo sapiens has ever erected, dating from 4000 BC to 2500 BC. There are several temples in Malta, seven of which are designated as UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The only fact we know is that sacred rites took place in them, including animal sacrifices. Read more about the Megalithic Temples…

Valletta old-town offers its visitors unrivalled charming atmosphere from the era of medieval Knights. Malta’s capital Valletta was the brainchild of Grand Master Jean de la Valette, head of the legendary Order of the Knights of St. John. What makes Valletta old-town so unique is above all the staggering number of over 300 historic monuments located within its walls. Read more about Valletta’s old-town…

Natural wonders of Malta are breathtaking, and magical myths and stories relate to them. Come to see Calypso’s cave where Odysseus was held captive of love for seven years, the Blue Grotto that has become filmmakers’ favourite spot, majestic Fungus Rocks that were protected by the Knights, the magical Azure Window that reminds a giant doorway and many more spectacular places. Read more about Malta’s natural wonders…

National Museum of Archeology is expecting you in Republic Street, Valletta. This museum dates from 1958 and the stunning baroque building itself was built by the Knights in 1571. The museum holds collections of extraordinary prehistoric items found in the Maltese islands, as well as occasional temporary exhibitions. Read more about the National Museum…

3 Responses to Attractions

  1. Knight of Malta says:

    Malta truly lived up to my expectations last month! Having read this site, I tried to include in my program a bit of different historic periods, and it really worked out fine. One can get a glimpse of some awesome human achievements, as well as some of the most beautiful natural places I have managed to visit.

  2. Peter says:

    Malta is not the perfect vacation spot for families with very small kids, as they will get bored at some point. Sure there are the Popeye Village and a couple of other places to keep them occupied for a day, but the beaches are not the best possible. Older kids may enjoy ancient monuments or spectacular cliffs as well, but don’t expect under 5-year-olds to share that opinion.

  3. Bella says:

    Malta certainly is a photographer’s dream! I am not so much into museums or beaches, but instead want to discover breathtaking spots where ever I go. Malta has a special magic with gorgeous sites shaped by Mother Nature, and you can get magical shots whatever season you choose for your trip. For example, the Azure Window is magnificent with winter storms hitting big waves through the opening, especially if the sun is shining as well.

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