Must see attractions in Malta

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    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.

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    Sacra 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.

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    Zammitello Palace

    Around 700m west of Mġarr, the ornate early-19th-century manor house Zammitello Palace is now a wedding and function hall.

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    Chapel 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.

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    Torri 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.

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    Buġibba Beach

    Buġibba's beach is small and sandy and gets very busy. Most guests at the big hotels spend the day around the pool.

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    Għajn 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.

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    Bighi Sally Port

    The wounded were brought here by boat to go to the infirmary under the cover of darkness during the Great Siege.

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    Il Collachio

    South of Triq Hilda Tabone, this small maze of compact alleys includes some of the city's oldest buildings.

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    Tigné Fort

    Polygonal fort built by the Knights in 1793 to defend Marsamxett Harbour and later occupied by the British.

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    Valletta Living History

    A glossy, entertaining 35-minute sweep through Malta's eventful history (available in eight languages).

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    Circular slabs stud the paved surface of Pjazza San Publiju; they're the lids of underground granaries.

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    Seaside tower built by the British in Gothic style in the 19th century; now houses a restaurant.

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    Casa Inguanez

    The ancient seat of Malta's oldest aristocratic family, who've lived here since the 14th century.

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    Auberge d'Angleterre

    The auberge of the English Knights. Now serves as a branch of Malta's health department.

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    Corte Capitanale

    The former Court of Justice. The figures on the balcony represent Justice and Mercy.

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    Lion Fountain

    Sculpted out of limestone in the 17th century by Maltese sculptor Mariano Gerada.

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    Main Gate

    Note the Roman inscription on the left-hand inner wall from the 2nd century AD.