Attractions

Top Choice Historic Building in Valletta

Grand Master's Palace

The stern exterior of the 16th-century Grand Master's Palace conceals a sumptuous interior. This was once the residence of the Grand Masters of the Knights of St John. From Malta's independence until 2015 the buildi…
Top Choice Archaeological Site in Xagħra

Ġgantija Temples

Perched on the crest of the hill to the south of Xagħra, the awe-inspiring megalithic Ġgantija Temples command soaring views over most of southern Gozo. As the name implies (ġgantija – dje-gant-ee-ya – means 'giante…
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 Church in Valletta

St John's Co-Cathedral

St John's Co-Cathedral, Malta's most impressive church, was designed by the architect Gerolamo Cassar. It was built between 1573 and 1578, taking over from the Church of St Lawrence in Vittoriosa as the place where …
Top Choice Archaeological Site in Birżebbuġa

Għar Dalam Cave & Museum

The reason to head to Birżebbuġa is to see the Għar Dalam Cave and Museum, 500m north on the main road from Valletta. Għar Dalam (aar-da-lam; the name means 'cave of darkness') is a 145m-long cave in the Lower Coral…
Top Choice Museum in Valletta

National Museum of Archaeology

The National Museum of Archaeology is housed in the impressive Auberge de Provence.Exhibits include delicate stone tools dating from 5200 BC and Phoenician amulets, and there's an amazing temple model from Ta' Haġra…
Top Choice Church in Mdina

St Paul's Cathedral

The cathedral is said to be built on the site of the villa belonging to Publius, the Roman governor of Malta who welcomed St Paul in AD 60.The original Norman church was destroyed by an earthquake, and the restraine…
Top Choice Notable Building in Valletta

Parliament Building

Renzo Piano's breathtaking new Parliament Building was completed in 2014. Its design includes two massive volumes of stone that look suspended in air, but are supported by stilts. The blocks have been machine-cut to…
Top Choice Museum in Valletta

National War Museum

This fabulous museum reopened in 2015 in the renovated Fort St Elmo. It covers Malta's wartime history, from the Great Siege and the country's ordeal during WWII, right up to Malta's role in the Cold War and today's…
Top Choice Beach in Northern Gozo

San Blas Bay

San Blas, a tiny, rock-strewn bay with some patches of coarse, rust-coloured sand, is backed by steep, terraced fields with prickly-pear hedges. There's parking space for only a handful of cars at the beginning of t…