The Inquisitor's Palace was built in the 1530s and served as law courts until the 1570s, when it became the tribunal (and prison) of the...
The old naval bakery, built in the 1840s, now houses a wealth of material on Malta’s maritime past. The collection includes huge Roman...
Malta at War Museum
This museum, housed in an 18th-century barracks and the underground tunnels that lie beneath it, pays testament to Malta's pivotal part...
Il-Forn, an alluring wine bar in Il Collachio (almost opposite the Norman House), also functions as an art gallery, with plenty of...
Intimate, characterful restaurant Tal-Petut occupies a former grocery but feels like a home from home. It is presided over by the...
Lonely Planet review
Built by the British in the late 19th century, Fort Rinella , 1.5km northeast of Vittoriosa, was one of two coastal batteries designed to counter the threat of Italy’s new ironclad battleships. The batteries (the second one was on Tigné Point in Sliema) were equipped with the latest Armstrong 100-tonne guns – the biggest muzzle-loading guns ever made. Their 100-tonne shells had a range of 6.4km and could penetrate 38cm of armour plating. The guns were never fired in anger, and were retired in 1906. Fort Rinella has been restored by a group of amateur enthusiasts from the Malta Heritage Trust and is now one of Malta’s most interesting military museums.