Discover the Pearl of the Mediterranean: Places to visit in Malta.
A country with some of the most beautiful cities in the world and a year-round sunshine, it’s always a good destination for vacation or getaways. Undoubtedly, Malta is Europe’s best-kept secret, a country with beautiful beaches and historical cities that will take your breath away. Malta sits between the coast of Sicily and the North African shores. It’s, actually, an archipelago of 3 beautiful islands. Gozo, Comino and Malta; 3 islands with more than 700 years of history.
Malta is the biggest island, as well as the most populated and home to the capital of the country. Gozo, the second largest, is a beautiful island, widely famous thanks to its city. Comino, the smallest, is home to one of the most beautiful beaches in the Mediterranean. While the summer is nearly coming to an end, Malta remains as a destination with good temperatures and lively atmosphere. If you want to enjoy the last days of summer in a beautiful location close to your homeland, why don’t you venture to discover Malta? Take a look at the following suggestions and discover beautiful Places to Visit in Malta. Check it out!
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Places to visit in Malta.
Valletta, the capital of the country.
Valletta is “a city built by gentlemen for gentlemen” or at least is what its founder decreed. The truth is that this tiny city retains a somewhat charm and elegance from the XVI century. In size, perhaps Valletta is not that bigger than the Vatican, but in attractions, Valletta competes with cities of the size of Brussels or Barcelona. The beautiful capital of Malta is commonly described as one of the most concentrated historic areas in the world.
Amongst its attractions highlights the Co-Cathedral of Saint John, an impressive testimony to the importance of the Knights in the country. The Grand Master’s Palace, The Grand Harbor, the National Museum of Archaeology, Upper Barracca Gardens, Church of Saint Paul’s and one of the oldest theatres in Europe, Manoel Theater.
Gozo and its idyllic settings.
Gozo always ranks on the top of the lists of the Best Places to visit in Malta thanks to its quiet towns, quaint pastoral landscapes and of course its stunning beaches. It’s true that Gozo is not as developed as Malta; the island features beautiful areas like Victoria, a fortified medieval city. Furthermore, Gozo is home to one of the most important archaeological sites in the country, The Temples of Ggantija. Gozo was home to the famous “Azure Window” unfortunately, due to the heavy rains and the tide, the place where Drogo and Daenerys got married, collapsed into the sea.
Comino: Blue Lagoon.
Amongst the numerous places to visit in Malta, this is one of the most special areas of the country. Turquoise waters, white sand seabed and a beautiful landscape are the remarkable characteristics of this natural paradise. Thanks to the size of the beach, shallow and calm waters give the impression of being a huge swimming pool. During the high season, it’s advisable to arrive early to the island, if you want to unroll the towel and enjoy the beautiful surroundings while sipping a cocktail and soak up the sun.
The Blue Grotto, Malta.
Blue Grotto is a series of sea caverns; the perfect spot if you are a scuba diving enthusiasts. According to mythology, this area was the home to sea nymphs, commonly known as sirens, who captive numerous sailors with their unique charms. On this stunning seaside scenery, the water shines an intense-blue in the sun. The intense blue of the sea is caused by the sunlight through the caves that illuminate the sea, so the best time for visiting Blue Grotto is before 1 pm as it’s the moment when the water has its characteristic intense blue.
Fun at Popeye Village.
Located in Mellieha, Popeye Village is a very interesting place perfect for a nice day out. Originally, the film set for Popeye’s movie starring Shelley Duval and Robin Williams, Popeye’s Village has become one of the most demanded attractions in the country. Visitors can take a tour of the village and visit the bakery, the nautical school, Olive House and much more. Also, as you arrive you can visit the main square and attend the welcome show. In addition to the 20 wooden structures, Popeye’s Village includes a beautiful beach perfect for a swim and a water park.