While at the Inland Sea, stop in at this interesting centre to learn about the natural history and underwater marine life of the area.
Must see attractions in Malta
- DDwejra Marine Environmental Education Centre
A right turn at the top of the harbour hill leads to a belvedere with a grand view over the harbour to Comino and northern Malta.
- SSacra Infermeria
The first hospital to be built by the Knights on their arrival in Malta. It now serves as a convent and is closed to the public.
- ZZammitello Palace
Around 700m west of Mġarr, the ornate early-19th-century manor house Zammitello Palace is now a wedding and function hall.
- CChapel of St Anne
Between the Inland Sea and the Blue Hole is the little Chapel of St Anne, built in 1963 on the site of a much older church.
- TTorri ta'Mġarr ix-Xini
This watchtower built by the Knights of St John in the 17th century guards the entrance to Mġarr ix-Xini's tiny harbour.
- ĊĊitadella Centre for Culture & Art
Occasional exhibitions in a former prison building. Stop in to admire paintings, photographs and other local artworks.
- BBuġibba Beach
Buġibba's beach is small and sandy and gets very busy. Most guests at the big hotels spend the day around the pool.
- GGħajn Ħadid Tower
Built by the Knights of the Order of St John in 1658, this ruined tower sits above a compact beach at Mġieba Bay.
- BBighi Sally Port
The wounded were brought here by boat to go to the infirmary under the cover of darkness during the Great Siege.
- IIl Collachio
South of Triq Hilda Tabone, this small maze of compact alleys includes some of the city's oldest buildings.
- TTigné Fort
Polygonal fort built by the Knights in 1793 to defend Marsamxett Harbour and later occupied by the British.
- VValletta Living History
A glossy, entertaining 35-minute sweep through Malta's eventful history (available in eight languages).
Circular slabs stud the paved surface of Pjazza San Publiju; they're the lids of underground granaries.
Seaside tower built by the British in Gothic style in the 19th century; now houses a restaurant.
- CCasa Inguanez
The ancient seat of Malta's oldest aristocratic family, who've lived here since the 14th century.
- AAuberge d'Angleterre
The auberge of the English Knights. Now serves as a branch of Malta's health department.
- CCorte Capitanale
The former Court of Justice. The figures on the balcony represent Justice and Mercy.
- LLion Fountain
Sculpted out of limestone in the 17th century by Maltese sculptor Mariano Gerada.
- MMain Gate
Note the Roman inscription on the left-hand inner wall from the 2nd century AD.