10 Things To Do In Malta

Top 10 Things To Do In Malta

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Walk around the capital city, Valletta Photo by Jas Rolyn on Unsplash Photo by Jas Rolyn on Unsplash Jas Rolyn in Valletta In the first spot on my top 10 things to do in Malta list is Malta’s capital city, Valletta. The capital is one of three UNESCO World Heritage sites found in Malta, and it’s an architectural gem that must be explored. Here you will find numerous charming coffee shops, green areas like the Upper and Lower Barrakka Gardens, St. John’s Co-Cathedral, and plenty more!  II. A Boat Trip To The Three Cities Photo by Luke Tanis on Unsplash Another one at the top of my list is exploring the The Three Cities. These consist of Vittoriosa, Senglea, and Cospicua – three historic cities on the eastern coast of the island. From small beaches, seafront restaurants, fortifications and more, you’ll find a bit of everything within the fortified cities. How to get to the three cities? You can either catch a bus, but this is not your only option! Another option would be to make use of the Valletta Ferry Service which only costs around €2.80 (round-trip). Another way to really enjoy the Three Cities is to book a guided tour which will take you on a journey around the charming streets of the cities and embark you on an included boat trip around the Grand Harbour. You can book this online here. Booking.com Photo by David Alfons on Unsplash III. Explore the ancient Silent City; Mdina Mdina – nicknamed The Silent City, is Malta’s OG Capital City. It’s worth mentioning that this is one of the only places in Malta that remains unchanged and unharmed by today’s modernisation. It is also one of Europe’s finest examples of an ancient walled city. Mdina features a mix of medieval and baroque architecture and it is one of those picturesque places you enjoy wandering. Whilst visiting the iconic city, there are plenty of things that one can do. From visiting St. Paul’s Cathedral located in the heart of the city and enjoying the gorgeous views from the bastions, to exploring the National Museum of Natural History as well as the Knights of Malta Experience, Mdina Dungeons IV. Try Maltese Cuisine! Photo by Scott Eckersley on Unsplash If there’s one thing us Maltese people enjoy doing, it’s eating! Aside from that, I cannot write about the top 10 things to do in Malta without mentioning our glorious Pastizzi and other local delicacies You’ll encounter plenty of Pastizzeriji whilst walking around and exploring. Here you’ll find various scrumptious local pastries and pies that will leave you craving for more. The traditional Pastizzi are one of the most popular traditional food in Malta. These are a savoury pastry usually filled with either ricotta (cheese cake) or curried peas (pea cake). If you would like to try out some more traditional food, look out for Rabbit Stew, beef olives (Bragioli), horse meat, the local favourite snails (Bebbux) and Kapunata – the Maltese version of ratatouille. The eateries that in my opinion serve the best and authentic Maltese traditional food are the likes of il-Barri and Tac-Canti Bar & Restaurant,  located around the area of Mgarr. Booking.com V. Visit Marsaxlokk & outdoor Fish Market Photo by Christian Seebeck on Unsplash Moving further to the south of Malta, you’ll find Marsaxlokk, Malta’s largest fishing village. Every Sunday, you’ll find the Fish Markets offering a delightful selection of fresh fish, Maltese bread, and traditional treats. Aside from the fish and other foods available, you’ll also find a load of other goods available – from clothes to home essentials. Furthermore, Marsaxlokk has a lot more to offer apart from the outdoor markets. Here you will also find a church dedicated to the Madonna of Pompeii, Fort St Lucian, a 17th-century fortress protecting Marsaxlokk Bay, and the gorgeous harbor, where local fishermen mend nets and colorful Luzzu boats line the waterfront. You can also enjoy the scenic views at Xrobb l-Għaġin Nature Park. VI. Take a dip at Golden Bay or Riviera Golden Bay, Malta | Photo by Mario Esposito on Unsplash Ramla Bay, Gozo | Photo by Przemyslaw Smit on Unsplash If you’re visiting Malta during the summer months, make sure to pack your swimwear – cause what’s the point of visiting our Maltese islands and not taking a refreshing dip in the gorgeous blue sea?! It’s true, we don’t have a crazy lot of sandy beaches, but the few we have scream tropical paradise! Two of my absolute favourite swimming spots are Golden Bay and Riviera Bay. This are located right next to each other. Another beautiful beach that is a must visit is the picturesque ‘Ramla’ in Gozo. VII. Popeye’s Village Popeye’s Village | Photo by Magdalena Smolnicka on Unsplash Picture this: a charming seaside village that looks like it came straight out of a colorful cartoon. That’s Popeye’s Village! This vibrant seaside village served as the film set for the iconic movie “Popeye” starring Robin Williams. Whilst visiting, you can participate in interactive activities, catch entertaining live shows, as well as indulge in delicious Maltese and Mediterranean cuisine while taking in the stunning surroundings. It’s definitely a one-of-a-kind experience

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