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Malta Travel Guide.

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Secluded bays and historical sites.

Many visitors are attracted to Malta for its clear blue waters, secluded bays, and sandy beaches. It has a rich history, reflected in its medieval walled citadels and splendid baroque churches and palaces, which are great places to explore.

Visit the capital Valletta, built at the peak of Mount Sceberras. Make sure you look up and take note of the wooden balconies and revel in the history of Malta showcased in Valletta. There are no long distances to travel, so see the sights and attractions in Malta and Gozo at your own pace.

Malta Tourist Board: The official website for the Maltese Tourist Board – a useful resource for planning your trip to Malta.

Know Before You Go: Travel advice from the FCO for Malta.

Things to see and do

  • There are plenty of opportunities for swimming, snorkelling and scuba diving in Malta.
  • Visit some of the most popular beaches are in the northern part of Malta including, Paradise Bay, Golden Bay, Mellieha Bay, Armier Bay and Ghajn Tuffieha Bay.
  • Buy some local crafts, lace and knitwear from the doorways of houses and on the streets of Gozo.
  • Eat fresh fish at the family-run tavernas while enjoying the sights of nets and colourfully pained boats crowding the waterfronts in the typical Maltese fishing communities such as Marsaxlokk, Birzebbugia and Marsacala which are sprawled along the coves and inlets at the southernmost tip of Malta.

Festivals and events

  • White Night is an all-night celebration featuring a rich programme of performing and visual arts, historic, and folklore events at venues throughout Valletta. (October)
  • Malta International Fireworks Festival is a fantastic display for all the family to enjoy. (April)
  • Malta Historic Cities Festival is held throughout the main towns of Medina, Valletta, and Vittoriosa. Events with folk singing concerts and other cultural events occur to celebrate this. (October)
  • Victoria International Arts Festival is a top cultural event held in the capital of Gozo. (June-July)
  • Mnarja Festival is a folk festival coupled with a feast. (June)
  • Malta Jazz Festival offers a great selection of jazz artists. (July)

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