Top 10 Attractions in Malta (2018)


1. Old City of Mdina


πŸ“ Cityscape, Historic, Architecture
πŸ“ Mdina

Old City of Mdina – Highlights

  • Ancient fortified city full of cultural heritage
  • Preserved medieval and Baroque buildings
  • Impressive palaces along the narrow streets
  • Home to fascinating museums and churches

Opening Hours

  • Daily: 24 hrs

Entrance Fee

  • Free admission

🌐 Main Website


2. St. John’s Co-Cathedral


πŸ“ Religious Site, Architecture, Art
πŸ“ Valletta

St. John’s Co-Cathedral – Highlights

  • Truly exceptional Baroque cathedral
  • Ornate interior full of notable artworks
  • Magnificent paintings on the vaulted ceiling
  • Series of colourful inlaid marble tombstones

Opening Hours

  • Mon-Fri: 09:30 – 16:30
  • Sat: 09:30 – 12:30
  • Sun: Closed

Entrance Fee

  • Adults: 10 EUR
  • Children: Free
  • Inclusive of audio guide

🌐 Main Website


3. Upper Barrakka Gardens


πŸ“ Garden, Panorama, Monument
β€‹πŸ“ Valletta

Upper Barrakka Gardens – Highlights

  • Pleasant gardens offering lovely sights
  • Panoramic views of the Grand Harbour
  • Amazing backdrop of sea and cityscape
  • Fascinating monuments and sculptures

Opening Hours

  • Daily: 07:00 – 22:00

Entrance Fee

  • Garden: Free Admission
  • Barrakka Lift: 1 EUR

4. Popeye Village


πŸ“ Theme Park, Entertainment, Live Show
πŸ“ Mellieha

Popeye Village – Highlights

  • Small amusement park in Popeye theme
  • Colourful village among natural landscape
  • Recreational family attractions and rides
  • Seasonal themes with different sets of shows

Opening Hours

  • Nov – Feb
    • ​Daily: 9:30 – 16:30
  • Mar – Jun
    • Daily: 9:30 – 17:30
  • Jul – Aug
    • Daily: 9:30 – 19:00
  • Sep – Oct
    • ​Daily: 9:30 – 17:30

Entrance Fee

  • Nov – May
    • Adults: 10.50 EUR
    • Children: 8.50 EUR
  • Jun / Sep / Oct
    • Adults: 14.50 EUR
    • Children: 11.50 EUR
  • Jul – Aug
    • Adults: 16 EUR
    • Children: 13 EUR

🌐 Main Website


5. Azure Window & Dwejra Bay


πŸ“ Rock Formation, Bay, Panorama
πŸ“ Gozo

Azure Window – Highlights

  • Former iconic limestone arch
  • Spectacular rock formations
  • Scenic cruise around the bay
  • Beautiful panorama of the sea

Opening Hours

  • Daily: 24 hrs

Entrance Fee

  • General: Free Admission
  • Boat Ride: 4 EUR

⚠️ The iconic Azure Window has, sadly, collapsed on March 2017
πŸ’‘ You can still enjoy a scenic boat ride cruising around Dwejra Bay


6. Malta National Aquarium


πŸ“ Aquarium, Animal
πŸ“ Qawra

Malta National Aquarium – Highlights

  • Spacious aquarium with 41 themed tanks
  • Walk-through tunnel among the larger fish
  • Themed zones exhibiting rich varieties of fish
  • Collection of fascinating reptiles and amphibians

Opening Hours

  • Winter
    • Daily: 10:00 – 18:00
  • Summer
    • Daily: 10:00 – 20:00

Entrance Fee

  • Adults: 12.90 EUR
  • Children: 6 EUR

🌐 Main Website


7. Marsaxlokk Bay


πŸ“ Village, Local Market, Promenade
πŸ“ Marsaxlokk

Marsaxlokk Bay – Highlights

  • Scenic fishing village full of colourful boats
  • Traditional open market selling fresh fish
  • Wide selection of local souvenirs on sale
  • Delicious meals in waterfront restaurants

Opening Hours

  • Promenade
    • Daily: 24 hrs
  • Sunday Fish Market
    • Sun: 09:00 – 16:00
    • Fresh fish usually sold out by 12:30
    • Closed on all other days
  • Daily Open Market
    • Daily: 08:00 – 17:00
    • Some stalls mainly sell fish on Sundays

Entrance Fee

  • Free Admission

8. Blue Lagoon


πŸ“ Lagoon, Beach, Panorama
πŸ“ Comino

Blue Lagoon – Highlights

  • Scenic lagoon with lovely turquoise waters
  • Several small sandy beaches in nearby areas
  • Clear waters perfect for swimming or snorkelling
  • Walk or cruise around the beautiful Comino island

Ferry Fare

  • Adults: 10 EUR
  • Children: 5 EUR

πŸ•— Ferry Schedule – Comino Ferries Co-Op
πŸ•— Ferry Schedule – Ebsons Comino Ferries


9. Valletta Waterfront


πŸ“ Promenade, Shopping, Dining
πŸ“ Valletta

Valletta Waterfront – Highlights

  • Romantic promenade full of retail outlets
  • Numerous waterfront restaurants and bars
  • Spectacular backdrop of the Grand Harbour
  • Scenic sights of big ships cruising in the sea

Opening Hours

  • Daily: 24 hrs

Entrance Fee

  • Free Admission

🌐 Main Website


10. Hagar Qim & Mnajdra Temples


πŸ“ Ancient Ruins, Archaeology
πŸ“ Qrendi

Hagar Qim & Mnajdra Temples – Highlights

  • Megalithic temples standing on a hilltop
  • Informative exhibits of the prehistoric sites
  • Well-preserved ancient structures to explore
  • Wonderful backdrops of Maltese countryside
  • Malta’s World Heritage Site

Opening Hours

  • Apr – Sep
    • ​​Daily: 09:00 – 18:00
  • Oct – Mar
    • ​​Daily: 09:00 – 17:00

Entrance Fee

  • Adults: 10 EUR
  • Children: 5.50 EUR
  • Inclusive of admission to both temples

🌐 Main Website


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Author: Jeutravel.com
Date Published: 20 July 2017
Last Updated: 16 February 2018

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