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History museums

History Museum
“The Catacombs of St. Paul comprise an underground Roman necropolis dating back to the 4th century AD. Romans deemed it unclean to bury the deceased within city limits, so this catacomb complex was most likely used as the final resting place for the dead from surrounding cities like Mdina. Descending into the tombs may send a chill up your spine as your eyes dart toward the loculi (wall recesses). Some are small, others large to accommodate the corpses of children and adults. Numerous family crypts have also been discovered. There is room for about 1,000 bodies in total.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Historic Site
“Inscribed in the UNESCO World Heritage List, this site consists of a complex of four megalithic structures built between 3600 and 2500 BC, and re-used between 2400 and 1500 BC. The location and relationship with the temple of decorated stones, altars and other findings, indicate which type of activities might have taken place in this site. Moreover, the discovery of stone spheres that have been interpreted as being stone rollers which were used as aids for the transportation of the megaliths, have contributed to the study of the construction of these megalithic structures. Note: Due to some narrow points within the Temple structures, it is best to use wheeled vehicles, such as wheelchairs and pushchairs, which are not more than 62cm wide. For the convenience of visitors, a wheelchair is available on site, free of charge, upon request. Opening Hours Monday to Sunday: 09.00 – 17.00hrs (last admission at 16.30hrs) Neolithic Temples Street, Tarxien TXN 1063 Tel: +356 21 695 578”
  • 10 locals recommend
History Museum
“uberge de Provence on Valletta’s main Republic street was built in 1571 and was once the main house of the Knights of the Order of St John. Today this grand building is the base of Malta’s National Museum of Archaeology. Objects at the museum date back to Malta’s Neolithic period from an astonishing 5000 BC, with the main attraction being that of the carved figurine of the Sleeping Lady, originally unearthed at Ħal Saflieni Hypogeum”
  • 7 locals recommend
History Museum
“An excellent museum for those who love history and in particular maritime history. Situated in Birgu (Vittoriosa) a nearby city which can be reached in 10 minutes by bus. Bus stop is exactly infront of Joseph & Margaret's place.”
  • 9 locals recommend
History Museum
“A visit to Birgu (Vittoriosa) has to include a visit to the Inquisitors Palace. A magnificent 16th century palace just off Birgu centre square. See the torture chambers (!), library, prison cells, kitchen, chapel amongst other rooms in this captivating building. Best to buy a Heritage Visitor Card which will get you into other Heritage sites such as the Maritime Museum and Fort St Angelo.”
  • 10 locals recommend
History Museum
“This is a must for any visitor to Malta as it gives a concise history of the islands. Highly recommended in Valletta for anyone visiting the island for the first time is the Malta Experience, tickets can be bought online through Deals Today Malta or directly on site.”
  • 12 locals recommend
History Museum
“Beautiful open house museum of a typical Maltese pallazzo. The underground shelters are fascinating. ”
  • 7 locals recommend
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

Scenic lookouts

Castle
“Gozo's fortified city. Unseco world heritage site , Recently restored..A must visist”
  • 44 locals recommend
Scenic Lookout
“Located on Malta’s western coast, at 253 metres above sea-level the Dingli Cliffs are the highest part of the Island. The cliffs became a popular attraction for tourists visiting Malta, heading there for a peaceful walk with boasting views of Filfa and the Mediterranean sea. If you do decide to visit the Dingli cliffs, then one thing that you will quickly realise is that the views are completely breathtaking. You’ll be able to enjoy also stretches of countryside beneath the cliffs with terraced fields, ”
  • 24 locals recommend
Garden
“Just outside the city gate of Valletta lies the Hastings public garden. From here majestic views over Sliema, Floriana and Manoel Island unfold. The name of the garden comes from Marquis of Hastings, who was a governor of Malta. He died in 1827 and is buried in the garden.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Historic Site
“A Stronghold since 1241. Walk along walls for view of 3 Cities and mouth of Grand Harbour Swimming”
  • 11 locals recommend
Cave
“According to the legend, this is where Ulysse remained for years in the company of the goddess Calypso. From her grotto, you have a stunning vantage point of view over the Bay of Ramla. D'après la légende, c'est là qu'Ulysse est resté pendant des années en compagnie de la déesse Calypso. De sa grotte vous avez une vue imprenable sur la Baie de Ramla.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Cave
“The less visited Southeast part of Malta is home to some of the islands’ most extraordinary sites, which should definitely make it onto the ‘must-see’ list of any foreign visitor. One of these locations is none other than the magnificent Blue Grotto. Not to be confused with the Blue Lagoon, which is located in the North West of the archipelago, in the island of Comino, the Blue Grotto is a complex of seven caves found along the southern coast of the island, right across from the little islet of Filfla, and less than a kilometre west of Wied iż-Żurrieq. The place actually got its name in the 1950s, when a British soldier visiting the area and compared it to Capri’s famous Grotta Azzura, which basically means ‘Blue Grotto’, because of its amazing clear, bright blue waters (particularly at a specific time of day – more on that later on).”
  • 15 locals recommend
Lighthouse
“From the terrace overlooking the pool area at Molendini Farmhouse, one can see Gordan Lighthouse off in the distance in the next village. Ta' Gordan Lighthouse is an active lighthouse and is found on a hill above the village of Ghasri on the northern coast of Gozo.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Scenic Lookout
“Because of the stunning views of the northern part of our islands. For avid hikers: if one were to continue along the scenic Victoria Lines, you will come face-to-face with a steep inclined road that leads down to Bahar Ic-Caghaq. Ghar San Brinkat, said to be Gharghur's first settlement, is located along the face of the cliff, overlooking this route. Definitely worth a visit.”
  • 5 locals recommend

Historic sites

Historic Site
“A one-of-a-kind historical place. The oldest free standing neolithicical temple in the World. A UNESCO World Heritage site. ”
  • 44 locals recommend
Historic Site
“These temples are older than Stone Henge and are an impressive sight with a majestic view!”
  • 62 locals recommend
Castle
“Gozo's fortified city. Unseco world heritage site , Recently restored..A must visist”
  • 44 locals recommend
History Museum
“The Catacombs of St. Paul comprise an underground Roman necropolis dating back to the 4th century AD. Romans deemed it unclean to bury the deceased within city limits, so this catacomb complex was most likely used as the final resting place for the dead from surrounding cities like Mdina. Descending into the tombs may send a chill up your spine as your eyes dart toward the loculi (wall recesses). Some are small, others large to accommodate the corpses of children and adults. Numerous family crypts have also been discovered. There is room for about 1,000 bodies in total.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Historic Site
“Situated only a short walk from Ħaġar Qim, the magnificent temple of Mnajdra is rumoured to heal illnesses and promote fertility. Built in coralline limestone and partly decorated with spiral carvings, archaeologists have found an abundance of flint knives and animal bones here, suggesting that the temple was once used for religious ceremonies and sacrificial rites.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Historic Site
“A Stronghold since 1241. Walk along walls for view of 3 Cities and mouth of Grand Harbour Swimming”
  • 11 locals recommend
Historic Site
“The Azure window disapeared into the sea in 2017 but it is still an amazing place to visit.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Historic Site
“Saint Agatha's Tower, also known as the Red Tower, Mellieħa Tower or Fort Saint Agatha, is a large bastioned watchtower in Mellieħa, Malta. It was built between 1647 and 1649, as the sixth of the Lascaris towers. Wikipedia”
  • 21 locals recommend

Libraries

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.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Post Office
  • 1 local recommends
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