Sightseeing in Malta

The wonderful land of Malta is not just famous for its heritage buildings and churches but, you can explore lot more here. Sightseeing in Malta is totally a breathtaking experience for all - War rooms, museums and wildlife parks are some to mention.

Attraction in Malta

St John's Co-cathedral - Known for its medieval paintings by Caravaggio, this stunning Valletta cathedral is one of the most famous places to visit in Malta. Explore the marvelous sculptures that adorn the walls of this cathedral. There are numerous paintings that hang on the walls of this beautiful Malta sightseeing spot.

The floor of this cathedral is covered with 369 mosaic marble tombstones and personifies the royal Masters of the Order of St John who was buried beneath. The entire facade of the construction is stunning and the interiors are lavishing ornamented in the traditional way. The cathedral interiors are of high Baroque with every part of it carved.

Discover the true aristocratic splendor of the vaulted ceilings that displays the paintings, depicting the life of St John as a Baptist. He was the patron saint of the knights of that era.

Palace of the Grand Master - This famous attraction in Malta was established in the year 1571 and thus, becomes one of the oldest sightseeing in Malta. Presently, this Malta site is serving as office of the president and pride in being the center of the Maltese Parliament.

On your tour to Malta you would love to visit this treasured palace which is one of the art works of the yester years. The palace is the collection house of Gobelin Tapestries and frescoes manifesting the Great Siege of the year 1565. You can visit armory and the state apartments that are decorated with the architectural ornaments and speak the history of the St John Order.

National Museum of Archeology - On your sightseeing in Malta you would surely like to explore the heritage significant items, make your plan to visit the National Museum. It is located on the Republic Street and is housed in the inns of the Emperors of St John, the Auberge de Provence. The dominant on the Malta museum is the pre-historical displays.

Explore the remains found at Hypogeum and some of the items worth mentioning are - pottery, sculptures, statues, busts and stone wares. The temple is another worth places to visit in Malta. It features the Punic and Roman tomb furniture. You would be astounded with the grandeur of this pristine spot. All the displays and show cases were excavated from the Maltese islands.

Lascaris War Rooms - The county Malta has suffered huge war damages. During the bombing of Second World War on the Valletta the major sites were destroyed. Many wars like the Battle of Malta and other civil wars resulted in construction of tunnels for security reasons by the military.

The site displays the aftermaths of the 17th century tunnels that was used for military operations. These are converted into museums for showcasing the models, dioramas and acts of that era.

Other Malta places to visit

  • Marsalforn
  • Dwejra
  • Caves of Xaghra
  • Ggantija Temples
  • Hagar Qim
  • Museum of Archaeology
  • St Mary's Church
  • Hypogeum
  • Mdina
  • Mediterranean Conference Center
  • Three Cities

Make your tour the best one by planning your sightseeing in Malta wisely and visiting all the attractions.