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Sightseeing and landmarks in Malta

History museums

History Museum
“they can be found outside of Mdina in Rabat. they are interconnected, underground cemeteries that were used up to the 4th Century.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Historic Site
“Inscribed in the UNESCO World Heritage List, this site consists of a complex of four megalithic structures built between 3600 and 2500 BC, and re-used between 2400 and 1500 BC. The location and relationship with the temple of decorated stones, altars and other findings, indicate which type of activities might have taken place in this site. Moreover, the discovery of stone spheres that have been interpreted as being stone rollers which were used as aids for the transportation of the megaliths, have contributed to the study of the construction of these megalithic structures. Note: Due to some narrow points within the Temple structures, it is best to use wheeled vehicles, such as wheelchairs and pushchairs, which are not more than 62cm wide. For the convenience of visitors, a wheelchair is available on site, free of charge, upon request. Opening Hours Monday to Sunday: 09.00 – 17.00hrs (last admission at 16.30hrs) Neolithic Temples Street, Tarxien TXN 1063 Tel: +356 21 695 578”
  • 11 locals recommend
History Museum
“The National Museum of Archaeology is housed in the Auberge de Provence, an example of fine Baroque architecture, that was built in 1571, on plans by local architect Ġilormu Cassar. Of particular note is the Grand Salon, with its richly painted walls and wooden beamed ceiling. The Museum exhibits a spectacular range of artefacts dating back to Malta’s Neolithic period (5000 BC) up to the Phoenician Period (400 BC). Highlights include the ‘Sleeping Lady’ , the ‘Venus of Malta', bronze daggers, the Horus & Anubis pendant and the anthropomorphic sarcophagus, both belonging to the Phoenician period. A real must see!”
  • 7 locals recommend
History Museum
“Housed within the Old Naval bakery, the Malta Maritime Museum charts Malta's maritime history”
  • 8 locals recommend
History Museum
“This is a must for any visitor to Malta as it gives a concise history of the islands. Highly recommended in Valletta for anyone visiting the island for the first time is the Malta Experience, tickets can be bought online through Deals Today Malta or directly on site.”
  • 12 locals recommend
History Museum
“A visit to Birgu (Vittoriosa) has to include a visit to the Inquisitors Palace. A magnificent 16th century palace just off Birgu centre square. See the torture chambers (!), library, prison cells, kitchen, chapel amongst other rooms in this captivating building. Best to buy a Heritage Visitor Card which will get you into other Heritage sites such as the Maritime Museum and Fort St Angelo.”
  • 8 locals recommend
History Museum
“Beautiful open house museum of a typical Maltese pallazzo. The underground shelters are fascinating. ”
  • 8 locals recommend
History Museum
“A must see museum in an old windmill. Watch how the work in the windmill was in the old days and how the last miller lived.”
  • 6 locals recommend

Scenic lookouts

Castle
“Unique historical place in the heart of Victoria. The old town used to offer security to the locals for ages. ”
  • 43 locals recommend
Scenic Viewpoint
“Magnificent Dingli Cliffs. Catch bus 135 from nearby bus stop Tmiem, stop at the Airport and take bus 201, stop at Cliffs and walk the great Panoramic Street. Place is great during sunset. There you can also visit St. Magdalene Chapel, right on the edge of the cliff or walk to nearby small woodland Buskett (20 minutes), planted by the Knights of Malta. Within Buskett woodlands, there is Verdala Palace, a hunting lodge turned into a magnificent Palace by Grandmaster de Verdalle. Nowadays it is used by the President of Malta to host visiting heads of state, community activities and conferences. Buskett is also 50minutes walk away from Rabat and Mdina. ”
  • 20 locals recommend
Garden
“Beautiful and peaceful gardens, sometimes events are held such as Valletta Wine |festival here, with spectacular views day and night.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Historic Site
“Fort St. Angelo is a bastioned fort in Birgu, Malta, located at the centre of the Grand Harbour. It was originally built in the medieval period as a castle called the Castrum Maris”
  • 9 locals recommend
Cave
“Found in the South of Malta, I would recommend taking one of the boat tours and exploring all of the caves.”
  • 13 locals recommend
Cave
“According to the legend, this is where Ulysse remained for years in the company of the goddess Calypso. From her grotto, you have a stunning vantage point of view over the Bay of Ramla. D'après la légende, c'est là qu'Ulysse est resté pendant des années en compagnie de la déesse Calypso. De sa grotte vous avez une vue imprenable sur la Baie de Ramla.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Lighthouse
“From the terrace overlooking the pool area at Molendini Farmhouse, one can see Gordan Lighthouse off in the distance in the next village. Ta' Gordan Lighthouse is an active lighthouse and is found on a hill above the village of Ghasri on the northern coast of Gozo.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Scenic Viewpoint
“Because of the stunning views of the northern part of our islands. For avid hikers: if one were to continue along the scenic Victoria Lines, you will come face-to-face with a steep inclined road that leads down to Bahar Ic-Caghaq. Ghar San Brinkat, said to be Gharghur's first settlement, is located along the face of the cliff, overlooking this route. Definitely worth a visit.”
  • 5 locals recommend

Historic sites

Castle
“Unique historical place in the heart of Victoria. The old town used to offer security to the locals for ages. ”
  • 43 locals recommend
Historic Site
“A one-of-a-kind historical place. The oldest free standing neolithicical temple in the World. A UNESCO World Heritage site. ”
  • 41 locals recommend
Historic Site
“Megalithic Temples older than Stonehenge, overlooking the sea near Wied iz Zurrieq. there is also the Mnajdra Temples 500 metre to visit also.”
  • 56 locals recommend
History Museum
“they can be found outside of Mdina in Rabat. they are interconnected, underground cemeteries that were used up to the 4th Century.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Historic Site
“ Open air museum. This is a must. The oldest neolithic temples in the world. UNESCO World Heritage site.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Historic Site
“Fort St. Angelo is a bastioned fort in Birgu, Malta, located at the centre of the Grand Harbour. It was originally built in the medieval period as a castle called the Castrum Maris”
  • 9 locals recommend
Historic Site
“The Azure window disapeared into the sea in 2017 but it is still an amazing place to visit.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Historic Site
“Saint Agatha's Tower, also known as the Red Tower, Mellieħa Tower or Fort Saint Agatha, is a large bastioned watchtower in Mellieħa, Malta. It was built between 1647 and 1649, as the sixth of the Lascaris towers. Wikipedia”
  • 21 locals recommend

Libraries

Library
“Also known as the Bibliotheca it was founded in 1776 by Grand Master Emmanuel de Rohan-Polduc as a reference library. It has been the legal deposit library since 1925 and has the largest collection of Melitensia along with that of the University of Malta. The library also contains archives of the Order of St John, the University of Mdina and the University of Valletta. The Bibliotheca is housed in a late 18th century neoclassical building close to the Grand Masters Palace.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Post Office
  • 1 local recommends