Handpicked by a Malta Local Expert, we bring you our guide to 'Top 5 Historic & Cultural Attractions in Malta'.

When visiting Malta, you will be amazed by the incredible historic and cultural attractions that this beautiful island has to offer. Here are the top 5 must-visit sites that will give you a glimpse into Malta's rich history:

1. The ancient city of Mdina: Known as the Silent City, Mdina is a medieval walled city that was once the capital of Malta. Take a stroll through its narrow streets and discover its stunning architecture and charming atmosphere.

2. The megalithic temples of Ħaġar Qim and Mnajdra: These prehistoric temples are some of the oldest standing structures in the world, dating back to 3600 BC. Marvel at the impressive megaliths and imagine the ancient rituals that once took place here.

3. St. John's Co-Cathedral: Located in Valletta, this stunning cathedral is a masterpiece of Baroque architecture. Admire the ornate interior, including masterpieces by renowned artist Caravaggio.

4. The Ħal Saflieni Hypogeum: This underground burial site is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a marvel of ancient engineering. Explore its labyrinthine chambers and learn about the fascinating history of this unique site.

5. The Grand Master's Palace: Situated in Valletta, this impressive palace served as the official residence of the Grand Master of the Knights of St. John. Explore its opulent rooms and learn about the knights' illustrious history.

These are just a few of the many historic and cultural attractions that Malta has to offer. Whether you're a history buff or simply interested in experiencing Malta's rich heritage, these sites are sure to leave a lasting impression.

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