Top 5 Places To See in MaltaMalta · 5 Items · Nicholas Bilocca
Handpicked by a Malta Local Expert, we bring you our guide to 'Top 5 Places To See in Malta'.
Malta's capital, covering an area of less than one square kilometre, is brimming with history, splendid Baroque architecture, squares and alleys, traditional wooden balconies, monuments, museums, palaces, forts, bastions, churches and more than its fair share of restaurants, cafés and shops (phew...). Built in 1566 after the Ottoman Empire had unsuccessfully invaded the islands (a chapter in M... More info
Mdina is one of the prettiest ancient walled cities you will find anywhere. Perched upon one of Malta's highest promontories, it commands a superb view of Malta which never fails to inspire and amaze. Stroll around its narrow, winding, cobbled streets and you are sure to encounter one or more artists painting a picture... Mdina is a real example where a picture says a thousand words. The magnif... More info
Birgu (Vittoriosa) is a special locality to visit, whether by day or by night. Take pleasure in simply walking around its immaculate, narrow streets, which are lovingly decorated with potted-plants by its residents who take pride in their beautiful historic city. Birgu's old centre, known as 'Il Collachio', is a mesmerizing network of beautiful alleys and lovely to explore while mixing... More info
Mellieha, which has been awarded the title of European Destination of Excellence by the European Union, covers one of the largest areas in Malta, taking up most of the north of the island. Mellieha is an abundant town and one of Malta's most picturesque tourist destinations. You can stay in a beautiful hotel in the town centre and have access to several good restaurants and shops selling an array ... More info
When visiting Gozo, the natural place to begin is from its capital, Victoria (also known to locals as 'Rabat'). Lying geographically in the heart of the island, all roads seem to lead to, or from, the city. Part of the charm of Victoria is getting lost in its narrow winding streets, knowing you are safely being watched over by the Christian saints who live in niches set in their corners. Have a... More info