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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.
Museum
“St John's Co-Cathedral is a Roman Catholic co-cathedral in Valletta, Malta, dedicated to Saint John the Baptist. It was built by the Order of St. John between 1572 and 1577, having been commissioned by Grand Master Jean de la Cassière as the Conventual Church of Saint John. Wikipedia”
  • 9 locals recommend
Boat or Ferry
“The only way to get to Valletta - there is nothing like taking the 10 minute ferry right from Sliema to Valletta - it casts you back in time and it makes you smile. Forget the road.... ”
  • 29 locals recommend
Bay
“Spinola Bay is the centre of St. Julians offering a peaceful but bubbly environment. Great restaurants from gourmet to fast-food. Walk the beautiful promenade it takes you all the way into Sliema from where you can catch a ferry to Valletta. A short walk across Valletta you can get another ferry to the 3 cities. ”
  • 32 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
Restaurant
“Gululu – Kcina Maltija, is the only casual diner in St. Julian’s with a full menu of Maltese food. Restaurant is in fact one of the best places on the island to taste favourite local dishes including: Typical Ftira – Maltese Pizza – from our traditional wood burning bread oven with various delicious toppings Għaġin il-forn (baked macaroni) Aljotta (fish soup) Fenek Stuffat (rabbit slow braised in white wine) Recommend!!!”
  • 17 locals recommend
Entertainment
“Prehistoric cave with Paleolithic art, human and animal remains and ice age artifacts.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Garden
“Very quite place where one can enjoy some quality time with loved ones. This is where the President’s residential palace is. It is accessible to the public. ”
  • 22 locals recommend
Bay
“Sandy beach open during summer time, just in front of Balluta church and Art Nouveau's Balluta Buildings.”
  • 19 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Live music on weekends, trendy spot everyone enjoys! Perfect for late evening food, followed by some drinks and a dance. ”
  • 9 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“This is probably the nicest beach in the Maltese islands. Very quiet in winter, and chilled in summer before 11am and after 5pm :)”
  • 20 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
Cafe
“Very nice cafeteria and tasty pastries especially the sweet ricotta cannolo.. Busy Bee is known by many as the finest patisserie in Mata. You also find nicely packed Maltese sweet delicacies to take home as a gift. Close to the coffee shop you will also find the Busy Bee Gelateria. ”
  • 26 locals recommend
Water Park
“Water Fun Park with Swimming Pools, Water Slides, Lazy River, Snack Bar and places to swim and sunbathe. Most ideal for Children but great for adults too.”
  • 16 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“Shopping Mall has a jeweller, cafeteria, clothes/shoes, souvenirs and home ware. Supermarket is well stocked with local and foreign produce.” ”
  • 10 locals recommend
Bathing Area
“The best rocky beach at the south situated very close to Marsaxlokk fishing village. So if you like to eat fish we suggest you first visit one of the restaurants in Marsaxlokk than head for an afternoon dip at St. Peter's pool”
  • 33 locals recommend
Café
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“A waterfront café in Sliema, Malta, striving to bring you the best in seasonal fresh cuisine and trying to source all produce grown locally and organically.”
  • 21 locals recommend