Malta: Places to Explore

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  • Dingli

  • Ghajn Tuffieha Bay

  • Għar Dalam

  • Gozo and Comino

    Gozo is a place to relax. Spend a morning in the walled, hilltop Cittadella; stroll around Victoria's narrow limestone-walled streets; look inside splendid local churches; and then head down for a...

  • Marsaxlokk

    Malta's main fishing fleet bobs on the water in the wide sheltered bay. The unique colorful fishing boats (luzzu), with their vertical prow and protective "eye of Osiris" symbol, are descendents...

  • Mdina

    In Malta's ancient, walled capital—the longtime stronghold of Malta's nobility—traffic is limited to residents' cars, and the noise of the world outside doesn't penetrate the thick, golden...

  • Mosta

  • Paola and Tarxien

  • Rabat

    The town's name means "suburb"—of Mdina, in this case.

  • Sliema and St. Julian's

    Sliema's shoreline, an almost-flashy commercial strip, is Malta's best spot for designer clothes shopping. St. Julian's Bay has a number of excellent restaurants and waterfront cafés. Heavily...

  • Valletta

    Malta's capital, the minicity of Valletta, has ornate palaces and museums protected by massive fortifications of honey-color limestone. Houses along the narrow streets have overhanging wooden...

  • Vittoriosa, Senglea, and Cospicua

    East across the Grand Harbor from Valletta, the three cities of Vittoriosa, Senglea, and Cospicua are where the Knights of the Order of St. John first settled—and where crucial fighting took place...

  • Zurrieq and Qrendi

    On the way to Zurrieq and Qrendi from Valletta you will pass limestone quarries, where orchards are planted, protected from the wind, after the limestone is exhausted.

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