Attractions

Top Choice Archaeological Site in Hal Saflieni Hypogeum & Tarxien Temples

Hal Saflieni Hypogeum

The Hypogeum (from the Greek, meaning 'underground') is a subterranean necropolis, discovered during building work in 1902. To visit is to step into a mysterious and silent world. Its halls, chambers and passages, i…
Top Choice Fortress in Vittoriosa

Fort St Angelo

The Knights took over this medieval fort in 1530 and strengthened it, and Fort St Angelo served as the residence of the Grand Master of the Order until 1571 and was the headquarters of la Valette during the Great Si…
Fortress in The Three Cities

Fort Rinella

Built by the British in the late 19th century, Fort Rinella has been restored and converted into an interesting military museum with hands-on displays of fighting skills and signalling (from noon to 1.30pm). At 2pm …
Historic Building in Vittoriosa

Inquisitor's Palace

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 Inquisition, whose task it was to find and suppress heresy. Today the palace h…
Temple in Hal Saflieni Hypogeum & Tarxien Temples

Tarxien Temples

The Tarxien Temples (Tarxien is pronounced 'tar-sheen') are hidden up a backstreet several blocks east of the Hypogeum. These megalithic structures were excavated in 1914 and are thought to date from between 3600 an…
Science Centre in The Three Cities

Esplora

Cosmology, plate tectonics, wave action and other aspects of the natural world are explored at this new science centre housed in and around the historic Villa Bighi. With more than 200 interactive exhibits and outsi…
Museum in Vittoriosa

Malta at War Museum

This museum, housed in a wartime police station, and the labyrinth of tunnels that lies beneath it, pays testament to Malta's pivotal part in WWII, and brings vividly to life the suffering of the islanders. As well …
Museum in Vittoriosa

Maritime Museum

The old naval bakery, built in the 1840s and operating until the 1950s, now houses a wealth of material on Malta’s maritime past. The collection includes huge Roman anchors, traditional Maltese fishing boats and mod…
Landmark in Senglea

Vedette (Watchtower)

The vedette is decorated with carvings of eyes and ears, symbolising watchfulness, and commands a view to the west over the length of the Grand Harbour and southern flanks of Valletta. At noon and 4pm, the surroundi…
Historic Building in Vittoriosa

Norman House

Owner Charlie Bugeja has carefully restored this building and is always keen to show visitors around. On the 1st floor, the twin-arched window, with its slender central pillar and zigzag decoration, dates from the 1…