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Things to do in Malta

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Italian Restaurant
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“Restaurant with awesome food and nice views of the msida marina/Valletta within close approximation of the accommodation, highly recommended for a relaxed and enjoyable dinner.”
  • 34 locals recommend
Bar
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“Zeppies Pub is the hangout spot for locals, tourist, & expats alike. The pub is a great place to grab a hot espresso & toast in the mornings before going to explore the island. Friday-Sundays starting between 8-9pm there is a variety of live music. Zeppies draws a great crowed at night, always a good time.”
  • 26 locals recommend
Church
“Take the tour to visit the co-cathedral with a Mannerist facade and a Baroque interior. Also view the famous ‘Beheading of St John the Baptist’ by Caravaggio.”
  • 38 locals recommend
Neighborhood
“Would you go to Rome and skip the Coliseum? Or to London and leave out Big Ben? I think not. The Hypogeum was unquestionably one of the highlights of my Maltese journey and is an attraction that you cannot afford to miss. An exquisite example of architecture in the negative, the Hypogeum is a subterranean complex of halls and chambers carved out of coralline limestone. The oldest section of the Hypogeum dates back to 3600 BC. It was discovered by accident in 1902, by a stonemason repairing the floor of a house. Unbeknownst to him at the time was that he was standing over a prehistorical cavity that would eventually be deemed a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1980.”
  • 25 locals recommend
Bus Station
“This is the oldest freestanding man made structure in the world, which predates the Pyramids and Stone Henge”
  • 33 locals recommend
Night Club
“Great Night club drinks cheap. DJs from MAlta -House Dance music Fantastic venues open air venue.”
  • 15 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
Church
“This Roman Catholic Church is also referred to as the Rotunda of Mosta or the Mosta Dome. It was designed by Maltese architect Giorgo Grognet de Vassé during the 1830’s, and built upon the site of a previous church. The church’s striking dome is the third largest unsupported dome in Europe, and the ninth largest in the world. Gronget de Vassé’s inspiration for the church stemmed from the Pantheon in Rome, specifically the style of the main portico, Ionic columns, and the massive, central dome.”
  • 32 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“Long stretch of red sandy beach and great views all around. Reach up to Ramla cave for stunning views!”
  • 22 locals recommend
Bay
“Tucked in between Golden Bay and Gnejna Bay is the smaller and quieter sandy beach, Ghajn Tuffieha. The long stairway down to the beach makes it not the easiest to reach, but it is certainly well-worth the climb down. There is a sunbed rental and a small snack bar. ”
  • 20 locals recommend
Place to eat
“Also really close to the flat. Beach known by the name of this restaurant. Service is not amazing, as it is normally inexperienced people, but the food is good and prices are cheap. In the summer they have outdoor jacuzzy and sunbeds, and shisha all year around. ”
  • 29 locals recommend
Mediterranean Restaurant
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“- 80 Fawwara Lane, Sliema, SLM 1670, Malta +356 2133 7367 Chris produces a homemade style Maltese cuisine like Dad's Famous Braggioli, Thick Home Made Beef Stew, "Ikel ta Dari" (Food as it used to be prepared by our grandparents), "Balbuljata tal-Bulubif", "Bebbux", "Stuffat tal-Qarnit" and "Haruf il-Forn". ”
  • 32 locals recommend
Other Great Outdoors
“One of my favourite areas of Gozo. Walking, diving, photography, watching sunrise.”
  • 21 locals recommend
Monument / Landmark
“A natural red sandy beach perfect for sunbathing and site seeing. Gozo is a beautiful quiet island for those wanting peace and relaxation. Plenty of great scuba diving too.”
  • 25 locals recommend
Church
“The Basilica of the National Shrine of the Blessed Virgin of Ta' Pinu is a Roman Catholic minor basilica and national shrine located some 700 metres (2,300 ft) from the village of Għarb on the island of Gozo, the sister island of Malta”
  • 16 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“One of the best beaches on the island but be warned, it can get really busy during peak season. ”
  • 25 locals recommend