It’s time to grab a cocktail and bask in the rays of the Malta sunshine. From visiting St. John’s Co-Cathedral to exploring the old city of Mdina, keep reading to find out all the must-do’s in Malta.  

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Splash in the waters of Spinola Bay

A vaycay to Malta would not be complete without a visit to the renowned Spinola Bay! This vibrant bay offers tourists a wide variety of restaurants and mini bars overlooking the sea like the Wagamama or The Dubliner. Spinola Bay is known as a romantic getaway with its scenic views of the harbor and iconic LOVE statue.  Additionally, if you’re looking for a fun activity to do at the bay, consider partaking in the Party Malta Cruise! The cruise is considered as the “biggest boat party of Malta” and provides alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks. But if you’re not in the mood for a boat party, set your sights on swimming at the nearby Balluta Bay. 

Spinola Bay

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Explore the Mdina Old City

This extraordinary city is well-worth visiting for its medieval and baroque architecture, fortifications, and picturesque streets. It was actually once dubbed the “Silent City” for its once ghost town population. However, this ancient city served as the capital of Malta throughout the middle ages and sits on top of a scenic hill. Also, did you know? The popular television series Game of Thrones has shot a number of scenes at Mdina! 

Mdina Old City in Malta

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Visit St. John’s Co-Cathedral 

While you might be scratching your head wondering why we’re suggesting you visit a cathedral, this isn’t just any old cathedral. In fact, St. John’s Co-Cathedral is famous for holding two magnificent works by renowned Italian artist, Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio. Caravaggio actually stayed in Malta, and painted the famous art piece known as ‘The Beheading of St John the Baptist’ (1608). The cathedral was made to serve the knights of St. John and displays grand baroque art and architecture. 

St. John's Co-Cathedral in Malta

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Unwind in the Upper Barrakka Gardens

Last but certainly not least, the Upper Barrakka Gardens is a must-see attraction in Malta. It was built in the 1560s and is one of Valletta top attractions for stunning views. Marvel at the grand harbour and take a stroll around the impressive gardens for the best experience. The garden has breath-taking fountains and overlooks the famous ‘three cities’. Take your Instagram game up a level by posting wondrous images of the Upper Barrakka Gardens!

Upper Barrakka Gardens in Malta

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Upper Barrakka Gardens in Malta

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Published by HOLR Magazine.