Do you want to visit impressive attractions? You’re looking for the most famous shopping miles or enchanting boutiques for the perfect shopping trip? Or you’re interested in fascinating buildings of art and culture? We’ve compiled a selection for you.

  • St. John’s Co-Cathedral

    Paintings by Caravaggio
    St. John's Co-Cathedral, built by Maltese-born Mattia Preti, was a shrine for the knights. The murals carved into the stone walls, painted domed ceiling and side altars with scenes from the life of St. John all bear witness to the talent of this military architect. The cathedral is home to two to of Europe's most important art treasures: Caravaggio's "The Beheading of Saint John the Baptist", and "Saint Jerome III". Many of the sons of Europe's most noble families of the 16th- to 18th-centuries are buried here.
    St John Street
    Valletta VLT 1156
    +356 2122 0536
  • Hagar Qim und Mnajdra

    Megalithic temple site
    The Bronze Age temple of Hagar Qim and Mnajdra stands on a hilltop overlooking the Mediterranean, and since 1992 has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The site is one of Malta's five big temple complexes. Interested visitors will find the remains of temples that were built between 3600 and 2500 BC. In order to better understand their significance, it is a good idea to watch the 7-minute film "Hagar Qim – 4D Experience" in the visitor room first.
    Qrendi QRD 2501
    +356 2142 4231
  • Upper Barrakka Gardens

    Wonderful views
    The views of the Grand Harbour from the "Upper Barrakka Gardens" are not to be missed. You can look over to Vittorosia, Senglea and Cospicua, and also have a lovely view of the shipyard or the Valletta waterfront. This romantic park is a meeting place for old and young, sweethearts and tourists, who spend a lot of their time taking pictures. The "Lower Barrakka Gardens" on St. Christopher’s Bastion are not quite as well known, but as also very pretty.
    Triq Sant’ Orsla
  • Casa Rocca Piccola

    Inhabited palazzo and chapel
    This small palazzo is home to a long-established, noble family. It is also a museum that offers insights into the lives of the Maltese and the former aristocracy. Marquis Nicholas de Piro or his wife take visitors through their 400-year-old home that is full of antique furniture, valuable works of art and collections. They have many exciting stories to tell about their family history, which goes back to the times of the Maltese knights in 1530. The palazzo also has its own chapel.
    74 Republic Street
    Valletta, VLT 1117
    +356 2122 1499
  • St. Agatha's Catacombs

    Hiding place for persecuted Christians
    It is said that St. Agatha fled from Sicily to Malta during the persecution of the Christians, and that she hid in the catacombs – underground cemeteries with graves of several different types. The corridors are decorated with little altars and wall murals that were painted between 1200 and 1480, although several of them have been damaged. Guided tours allow visitors to see about one-tenth of the extended system that measures over 4000 square metres in total.
    St. Agatha Street
    Rabat, RBT 2020
    +356 2145 4503
  • Blue Grotto

    A magical place
    This natural, 30-metre high grotto and adjoining cave system reflects the fabulous colours of the underwater flora. The Blue Grotto is near Wied iz-Zurrieq, south of Qrendi. It is a half-hour boat trip from Wied iz-Zurrieq to the chain of caves, of which the Blue Grotto is the largest. During the ride, you will chug along beside an impressive steep cliff.
    Qrendi Local Council
    +356 2168 0404
  • Bay Street Complex

    Shopping centre in St. George’s Bay
    Some people prefer to shop in a shopping centre. There are also several of them on Malta, such as the Bay Street Shopping Complex in St. George’s Bay. It has pretty well everything: clothing shops with well-known labels and individual fashion shops, books and music, shoe shops and sporting brands, nail studio and spa. And when you've finish shopping, you can either treat yourself to a drink at the pool bar on the roof, or take yourself off to one of the cafés or restaurants for some refreshments.
    Bay Street
    St. George’s Bay
    St. Julian’s STJ 3311
    +356 2138 4426
  • Ta’ Qali Crafts Village

    Experts at work
    The crafts village Ta' Qali is situated peacefully on the former RAF wartime airfield. The aircraft hangars of this former British military base are now the workshops of glass-blowers, silversmiths and ironwork forges, woodcutters and potters. Tourists buy souvenirs and gifts to take home with them, and after shopping like to relax in one of the food or beverage shops. It's worth making your way to the more remote parts of the village, where the Maltese also like to shop.
    Ta‘ Qali Crafts Village
    Ta‘ Qali
  • Marsaxlokk Sunday Market

    Fish market and more
    The Marsaxlokk Sunday Market is equally popular with locals and visitors. It used to be only a fish market. Today, freshly-caught fish and seafood are still displayed on the market stalls. However, the offerings now also include everyday items, locally produced foods such as honey, jams, wine and vegetables, but also clothing and souvenirs. After a stroll across the market, it's a good idea to settle down in one of the many fish restaurants in the picturesque bay for some refreshment.
  • National Museum of Archaeology

    Historic finds
    A visit to the archaeological sites of the islands provides an excellent insight into the history of the Republic of Malta. And the National Museum of Archaeology in Valletta is an excellent place to start. It is now home to most of the islands' historic finds, many of which date back to prehistoric times. The museum is housed in the former "Auberge de Provence", which dates back to the Baroque. It was used for the French knights, and under British rule became the centre of social life.
    Auberge de Provence
    Republic Street
    Valletta VLT 1112
    +356 2122 1623
  • Manoel Theater

    Baroque pearl
    The Baroque theatre, which staged its first performance in 1732, can look back on a varied past. At the end of the 19th-century it was a dance hall; in the 20th-century it was used as a cinema, and in WWII as emergency accommodation. After restoration, it became the national theatre once more in 1960. The four balconies of hand-painted wood, the oval auditorium and gold-plated ceiling are all striking. The programme is extremely varied: as well as plays, it also stages operas, concerts, dance and musicals.
    115 Old Theatre Street
    Valletta VLT 1426
    +356 2122 2618