Malta is an archipelago in the central Mediterranean between Sicily and the North African coast. It’s a nation known for historic sites related to a succession of rulers including the Romans, Moors, Knights of Saint John, French and British. It has numerous fortresses, megalithic temples and the Ħal Saflieni Hypogeum, a subterranean complex of halls and burial chambers dating to circa 4000 B.C.
On the largest island, Malta; the capital Valletta is a medieval fortress city and site of high baroque St John’s Co-Cathedral containing two Caravaggio paintings; Mdina, a walled medieval city. Numerous beaches that are both lively and quiet may also be found. On the island of Gozo, Dwejra Bay features natural coastal formations, dive sites including the Blue Hole–an underwater chimney–and a lagoon nicknamed the Inland Sea. Between Malta and Gozo, tiny Comino offers the Blue Lagoon, popular for snorkelling. When the sun goes down, Malta’s many nightclubs come alive with tracks spun by international DJs.
The Maltese Islands – Top Places of Interest
- Ta’ Ħaġrat Temples, Mgarr.
- Skorba Temples, Żebbiegħ.
- National Museum of Natural History, Mdina.
- Domvs Romana, Midina/Rabat.
- Tarxien Temples, Tarxien.
- Malta Maritime Museum, Birgu.
- Fort St Elmo, Valletta.
- The Palace Armoury, Valletta.
- National Museum of Archaeology, Valletta.
- National Museum of Fine Arts, Valletta.
- Ħaġar Qim Temples, Qrendi.
- Mnajdra Temples, Qrendi.
- Natural Science Museum, Victoria.
- Old Prison, Victoria.
- Folklore Museum, Victoria.
- Museum of Archaeology, Victoria.
- Ta’ Kola Windmill, Xagħra.
- Ġgantija Temples, Xagħra.