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    Tourist Attractions in Malta

    The most interesting and beautiful tourist attractions in Malta. Photos and a brief description.

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    About Malta

    This small island state in the Mediterranean Sea, whose name translates as “refuge” or “harbor”, really becomes a haven for numerous tourists. Malta’s modest size is not its disadvantage at all. On the contrary, it is very convenient when you can literally travel around the whole country in one day, and after spending a week, get acquainted with all its main advantages.

    The pleasant climate of Malta allows you to relax here all year round, although, of course, you will not be able to swim and sunbathe in winter. However, the developed infrastructure, including entertainment, an abundance of historical sites and the highest level of service make your stay in Malta comfortable and unforgettable at any time of the year.

    Top Tourist Attractions in Malta

    Azure window

    This is one of the most frequently photographed attractions of Malta, located on the island of Gozo. The arch made of massive rock was created by sea waves and looks very majestic and beautiful. You can admire the Azure window up close by sailing between the pillars of the arch on a boat or boat. Experienced swimmers can cross the Azure Window and swim.

    Azure window
    St. Anthony's Botanical Garden

    St. Anthony's Botanical Garden

    This is a real oasis where not only numerous tourists like to relax, but also the residents of Malta themselves. In the Botanical Garden of St. Antonio you can find many exotic plants, beautiful flowers and sculptures. The garden is open to everyone who wants to walk along its shady sidewalks. The harvest of oranges collected here is mostly distributed to guests in the form of gifts for Christmas.

    Mdina

    Today Mdina has turned into a real museum city, which has managed to preserve its medieval appearance. Once it was the capital of Malta and its former greatness is perfectly visible on its streets, squares and embankments. Mdina has a lot to see, which is worth only the famous and gloomy Museum of Torture, as well as the Cathedral.

    Mdina
    Observation deck of the Upper Barracca Gardens

    Observation deck of the Upper Barracca Gardens

    If the Upper Barracca Gardens are the most visited attraction of Valletta, then tourists primarily seek to visit the observation deck in the gardens themselves. In addition to exotic trees and flowers that grow in tiers, in the garden you can admire ancient cannons and all kinds of statues. And the observation deck itself is famous for its wonderful view of the bay and three cities of Malta at once.

    Ghar Dalam Cave

    First of all, this cave attracts archaeologists and historians. Of course, numerous bones of prehistoric animals have been found here, as well as traces of ancient people who lived here more than 7.4 thousand years ago. Tourists are allowed only to the first few levels, so as not to damage valuable exhibits. There is also a museum in the Ghar Dalam Cave.

    Ghar Dalam Cave
    Basilica of the Virgin Mary of Ta-Pinu

    Basilica of the Virgin Mary of Ta-Pinu

    The place for the construction of this basilica was not chosen by chance. It was here that one of the inhabitants of the island of Gozo heard the voice of the Mother of God, and then various miracles happened repeatedly. The basilica turned out to be very beautiful, despite its solid size — visually light and very light. The miraculous image of the Virgin Mary is kept here.

    Lascaris Bunker

    This historical landmark is located in the city of Valletta, under the bastions of the same name. On the roof of the bunker, by the way, are the Upper Gardens of the Barrack. Tunnels in the rock were cut in the Middle Ages, but were actively used during the Second World War, turning into the headquarters of General Dwight Eisenhower.

    Lascaris Bunker
    Megalithic temple complex Mnaydra

    Megalithic temple complex Mnaydra

    Of course, megalithic structures cannot boast such elegance and finesse of decoration as modern or medieval ones. But there is something unimaginably majestic and powerful in their crude forms. Probably, it is the plaque of centuries and millennia that gives the megalithic temple complex Mnaydra, which is quite decently preserved, such a unique look.

    Casa Rossa Piccola

    One of the oldest palaces in Malta. Or rather, not the oldest, but the best preserved. Throughout its history, it has never been radically rebuilt or changed its historical appearance. A family of aristocrats still lives in Casa Rossa Piccola, and thousands of tourists come to see what a real palace with elegant decoration looks like.

    Casa Rossa Piccola
    Classic Car Museum

    Classic Car Museum

    What could be more beautiful than a classic car with its elegant "appearance" and special charm! Modern powerful "Jeeps" cannot be compared with such retro cars. The Museum of Classic Cars in Malta has a chic collection of such cars, pleasing to the eye. The museum is private, admission costs 7 euros per adult visitor.

    Fort Sant'Angelo

    This is really an impregnable fortress that guarded Malta back in the 11th century. Powerful, brutal, rough, but attractive in its own way, Fort Sant'Angelo is perfectly preserved and attracts millions of tourists. Built so many centuries ago, the fort withstood many direct blows during the Second World War, again fulfilling its main function.

    Fort Sant'Angelo
    Lower Barracca Gardens

    Lower Barracca Gardens

    The Lower Barracca Gardens are located in the town of Valletta, at the very tip of the peninsula. It is much quieter and quieter here than in the Upper Gardens, where there are more tourists and locals. In addition, the very atmosphere of this place is great for meditation, reflection on life, calm admiring the seascape.

    St. Paul's Cathedral (Mdina)

    This Catholic cathedral in its size and grandeur, perhaps, cannot be compared with other, more famous ones. And yet, this is the main temple of the ancient city of Mdina, which has preserved its frescoes and remarkable works of art created many centuries ago. In St. Paul's Cathedral, you can not only pray, but also admire the numerous items of decoration.

    St. Paul's Cathedral (Mdina)
    Mjarr

    Mjarr

    This relatively small village in the north-west of Malta is famous for its vineyards and farms. Tourists are attracted here not only by pastoral rural landscapes and delicious local products, but also by two prehistoric attractions — the megalithic temple complex and the Scroba, a Neolithic complex with numerous archaeological finds.

    The Armstrong Cannon

    This artillery piece may well compete with the famous Tsar Cannon in size and power. What can I say! Unlike its "Moscow counterpart", the Armstrong cannon in Valetta really shoots. This huge gun weighs over 90 tons and is capable of hitting at a distance of 6.5 kilometers. Impressive, isn't it?

    The Armstrong Cannon
    Golden Bay Beach

    Golden Bay Beach

    There are very few pebble beaches in Malta. In general, the beaches of this island country cannot be compared with the vast expanses, for example, the Dominican Republic. However, all the beaches of Malta are very beautiful, each in its own way, and are usually located within the city limits, that is, nearby. Golden Bay Beach is one of the most beautiful sandy beaches in Malta, charming and well equipped.

    Spinola Bay

    This is the pearl of the central part of Malta, one of the most beautiful corners of the island. There are a huge number of ducks that are used to feeding from the hands of tourists. Spinola Bay is also famous as a great place for parking yachts, so you can come here just to admire the snow-white beauties. And the view of the sea here is just wonderful.

    Spinola Bay
    Hypogaea Hal-Saflieni

    Hypogaea Hal-Saflieni

    Another megalithic structure that Malta is so famous for. However, this temple is unique — it is the oldest in the world. Imagine — the hypogeum of Hal-Saflieni was built over 6 thousand years ago and at the same time well preserved. Now no more than 80 tourists a day are allowed here, so make an appointment for a tour in advance!

    Blue Grotto

    Like the Azure Window, the Blue Grotto is a rock formation created by sea waves for many years. It is closed, secluded, very romantic and majestic. You can go down to the Blue Grotto itself and ride on its waters by boat only in good weather, otherwise there is a great danger of crashing on harsh rocks.

    Blue Grotto
    Grand Master's Palace

    Grand Master's Palace

    Do you think that a palace with such a name is just another historical monument? We hasten to reassure you — the Grand Master's Palace is still used as the official residence of the President of Malta and the Parliament of the country. Large, luxurious, as befits the residence of those in power, the palace is ready to receive tourists on those days when official events are not held.