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Best things to do in Malta

Souvenir Shop
“The remains of a wealthy Roman household, the ruins of Domvs Romana were accidentally discovered in 1881. Although very little still stands of the original house, some of its incredible mosaic floors are still intact. Beauty buffs will enjoy the selection of archaeological artefacts, including a collection of Roman-era glass perfume bottles and ornate hairpins, which can be viewed in the adjoining museum. ”
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Historic Site
“Fort Saint Elmo is a star fort in Valletta, Malta. It stands on the seaward shore of the Sciberras Peninsula that divides Marsamxett Harbour from Grand Harbour, and commands the entrances to both harbours along with Fort Tigné and Fort Ricasoli. It is best known for its role in the Great Siege of Malta of 1565. Wikipedia Address: Fort St Elmo, Valletta VLT 1741, Malta”
5 locals recommend
Museum
“Within the Citadel, is the lovely museum houses a number Phoenician, Punic, and Roman artefacts found on several sites in Gozo and Comino as well as artefacts from the period of the Knights of St John.”
4 locals recommend
History Museum
“Beautiful open house museum of a typical Maltese pallazzo. The underground shelters are fascinating. ”
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History Museum
“A must see museum in an old windmill. Watch how the work in the windmill was in the old days and how the last miller lived.”
6 locals recommend
History Museum
“The Mdina Dungeons are located beneath the Magisterial Vilhena Palace just inside the main entrance gate to Mdina, at the first turning on the right. Here in these series of secret underground passageways, chambers and cells a number of events, and the often mysterious circumstances surrounding them, have been recreated to portray events from the dark side of Maltese history. From Roman times to the Arabs, the Knights and even Napoleon, you will find episodes and characters from the ancient past portrayed in startling realism, revealing stories sometimes too dramatic to be believed.”
6 locals recommend
History Museum
“This is Museum about the construction industry in Malta and includes various exhibits about the history of quarrying in Malta. The location also has a Coffee Shop for refreshments and a relaxing time.”
9 locals recommend
Museum
“Neolithic Temple - well worth a visit. Recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, along with several other Megalithic temples. They are amongst the most ancient religious sites on Earth. The larger Ta' Ħaġrat temple dates from the Ġgantija phase (3600–3200 BC); the smaller is dated to the Saflieni phase (3300–3000 BCE). Visit the Local Council for more information and opening hours ”
3 locals recommend
History Museum
“The Inquisitor’s Palace, situated in the heart of Vittoriosa, is one of the very few surviving palaces of its kind which, in the early modern period could be found all over Europe and South America. Many of these palaces simply succumbed to the ravages of time or were victims of the anti-reactionary power unleashed by the French Revolution. Fortunately, the Maltese Inquisitor’s Palace, throughout its five centuries of history, always hosted high-ranking officials representing the main powers on the island, who therefore ensured its survival”
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Travel Agency
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Library
“Also known as the Bibliotheca it was founded in 1776 by Grand Master Emmanuel de Rohan-Polduc as a reference library. It has been the legal deposit library since 1925 and has the largest collection of Melitensia along with that of the University of Malta. The library also contains archives of the Order of St John, the University of Mdina and the University of Valletta. The Bibliotheca is housed in a late 18th century neoclassical building close to the Grand Masters Palace.”
4 locals recommend
History Museum
“Totally old School. If you want fancy displays, interactivity, this is not the place for you. Whilst a bit dry and dusty in places, the museum is a truly educational break. Special mention goes to the top floor, showing the wealth of bird life you could expect to see on Malta. ”
6 locals recommend
History Museum
“One of the world’s largest collections of arms and armour that is still housed in its original building. The Knights of St John were a unique brotherhood of resolute warrior monks. From Malta, their island stronghold, these combatant aristocrats from the noblest houses of Europe, carried out their relentless crusade against the Ottoman Turks in defence of the Catholic faith. The Palace Armoury is certainly one of the most visible and tangible symbols of the past glories of the Sovereign Hospitaller Military Order of Malta”
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Museum
“The Folklore Museum is housed in a cluster of late medieval houses within the Citadel – rare survivors from before the arrival of the Knights of St John. The musuem hosts a wide range of exhibits illustrating the local domestic, rural and traditional ways of life. The houses – now interconnected – were probably built for wealthy families in the early 16th century. The architectural features show Sicilian and Catalan influences as well as a sophisticated Late Gothic style. The exhibits on the ground floor relate to rural trades and skills like agriculture and stone-masonry. Traditional agricultural implements, blacksmith’s and carpenter’s tools ”
3 locals recommend
Museum
“Really interesting local attraction. Roam around the cool underground tunnels to see how the locals survived during WWII”
4 locals recommend
Museum
“A traditional Palazzo with a long history. There's an audio guide which will give you details of all the collectables and artwork which can be found here. Recommended for history and culture-lovers.”
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