An island bursting with culture
Malta consists mainly of 3 small islands which have had such a rich history that the country is practically saturated with attractions and places of interest. With over 7,000 years of history, the historic sites to visit are endless:
- The Megalithic Temples (including Ggantija, the oldest freestanding temple in the world)
- The underground St Paul’s and St. Agatha’s catacombs
- Roman Antiquities such as the Roman Villa in Rabat and the Roman Baths in Ghajn Tuffieha
- The Knights of St. John’s significant sites, such as Fort St Angelo and Fort Rinella (home to the world’s largest canon)
- WWII significant sites, such as the Mgarr war shelter, Mtarfa ex-British military buildings, The Armoury and the Maritime Museum in Vittoriosa are not to be missed.
- The National Museum of Fine Arts, with one of the most important paintings being Caravaggio’s Beheading of St. John
- Malta is like heaven for sea lovers. Scuba diving, harbour cruises, yachting and jet-skiing are available almost all year round in the clear blue sea surrounding the islands.