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Barracuda

Barracuda (194 Main Street, St. Julian’s) – located on the edge of Balluta Bay (within the popular resort area of St. Julian’s) is this trendy waterside restaurant. Housed in an 18th century seaside villa, fresh fish dishes are its specialty, along with a seafood platter (consisting of freshly-caught fish, shellfish, octopus, calamari, langoustines and prawns), […]

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Valletta Waterfront

Valletta Waterfront (Pinto Wharf Floriana, Valletta) — With its nineteen historical 250-year-old warehouses, built by Grand Master Pinto at the height of the baroque period in Malta … stretching along the water’s edge and the historical Quay Wall where the Knights of St John and European merchants used to unload their wares … the impregnable […]

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Tarxien Temples

Tarxien Temples (Neolithic Temples Street, Tarxien) – located a short distance from Valletta Harbour, this site consists of a complex of four megalithic structures built between 3600 and 2500 BC and re-used between 2400 and 1500 BC. Discovered in 1913 by local farmers, the site was extensively excavated between 1915 and 1919, with a number […]

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St. Paul’s Catacombs

St. Paul’s Catacombs (Bajjada Triq Sant Agata, Rabat) – located 20 minutes west of Valletta, this is a complex of interconnected, underground Roman cemeteries that were in use up to the 4th century AD. They are located on the outskirts of the old Roman capital Melite (today’s Mdina), since Roman law prohibited burials within the […]

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St. John’s Co-Cathedral

St. John’s Co-Cathedral (Triq San Gwann, Valletta) – this is a gem of Baroque art and architecture. It was built as the conventual church for the Knights of St John. The Grand Masters and several knights donated gifts of high artistic value and made enormous contributions to enrich it with only the best works of art. This […]

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Palace State Rooms

Palace State Rooms (Grandmasters Palace, Palace Square, Valletta) — The State Rooms are the show piece of the Presidential Palace sited at the heart of Malta’s World Heritage capital city of Valletta. The Palace itself was one of the first buildings in the new city of Valletta founded by Grand Master Jean de Valette in […]

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Palace Armoury

Palace Armoury (Grandmasters Palace, Palace Square, Valletta) — The Palace Armoury is one of the world’s largest collections of arms and armor 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 […]

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National Museum of Fine Arts

National Museum of Fine Arts (South Street, Valletta) — The palace (which served as a residence to successive knights of the Order of St John) was officially inaugurated as the National Museum of Fine Arts in 1974. It has since been Malta’s most important museum for the arts. Highlights from the collection on display include […]

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National Museum of Archaeology

National Museum of Archaeology (Auberge de Provence, Republic Street, Valetta) — s housed in the Auberge de Provence, in Republic Street, Valletta. The building, an example of fine Baroque architecture, was built in 1571 and followed a plan by local architect Ġilormu Cassar. The Auberge de Provence was house to the Knights of the Order […]

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Malta Maritime Museum

Malta Maritime Museum (Ex-Naval Bakery, Vittoriosa Waterfront, Vittoriosa, Valetta) — housed within the Old Naval bakery, the Malta Maritime Museum charts Malta’s maritime history and lore within a Mediterranean context. It also illustrates the global nature of seafaring and its impact on Malta’s society. The museum houses numerous artifacts highlighting the different epochs of Malta’s […]