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7 Reasons Why Malta Is The Dream Travel Destination

There’s more to a Mediterranean getaway than staring at the Santorini sunset with a slice of pizza, or enjoying a glass of bubbly in a Barcelona nightclub. Don’t get us wrong, we’re not saying that these aren’t travel bucket list-worthy—but there are less populated dream destinations worthy of your attention. Take for instance, Malta.

Charming, glorious, heritage-rich, underrated Malta. 

Located just below Italy, this 7000-year-old island country is just a 40-minute plane ride from Sicily. It boasts of deep, blue waters, magnificent limestones, three UNESCO World Heritage sites, and a low crime rate. (And yes, the toy dog breed, Maltese, originated here, too—can this place get any more perfect?)

Here are 7 reasons why this quiet island deserves to be on your go-to list. 

1. Gin-clear waters you’ve never seen before

Malta is an archipelago surrounded by the great big blue. Swim in the vibrant azure waters of the Blue Lagoon, take a trip to the Blue Grotto to witness the beauty of the sea reflected in ancient caves, and hit the unspoiled shores of Malta.

 

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2. Breathtaking architecture influenced by the Baroque era

Walk around the streets of the country’s capital city, Valletta, and fall in love with its charming historical buildings. With timeless elegance, this UNESCO world heritage site gives visitors a glimpse of ancient history around every corner.

 

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3. A perfectly preserved walled city

On top of a large hill, in the center of the island, lies a fortified city known as Mdina, where many wealthy families once lived. No vehicles are allowed here, which gave the place its nickname, “The Silent City”. If you’re a Game of Thrones fan, you might as well include Mdina in your pilgrimage; scenes from season 1 were shot in this medieval town.

 

 

 

4. A magnificent church where knights used to meet

Malta is home to one of the most magnificent baroque churches in the world. Built over 400 years ago, St. John’s Co-Cathedral was where knights once gathered for communal worship. Visitors shouldn’t miss out on the church’s magnificent marble floor—a series of tombs that house around 400 knights and officers.

 

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5. A beautiful 285-year-old theatre

Constructed in 1731 to entertain knights, The Manoel is one of the oldest working auditoriums in Europe. Theatre enthusiasts can catch opera productions here, both by local and international performers.

 

6. Megalithic temples older than the Ancient Pyramids

Malta has three UNESCO World Heritage sites, including the Tarxien temples—megalithic structures that are way older than the Ancient Pyramids of Egypt and Stonehenge in England.

 

The Tarxien temples were the first neolithic site confirming the existence of a thriving ancient culture on the island. Four megalithic structures were built between 3600 and 2500 BC  and re-used between 2400 and 1500 BC also for rituals, which probably involved animal sacrifice. The excavation has given back a unique collection: stone idols and tablets, domestic animals carved in relief, altars and screens decorated with spiral designs and other patterns, oracular chambers. This complex shows how the megaliths were constructed because stone rollers were left outside the South temple. (Megalithic temple, 3) · · #takemethesun #malta_and_me #malta #tarxien #tarxientemples #neolithic #megalithictemples #archaeology #maltaismore #visitmalta #discovermalta #maltaphotography #temple #maltalocations #thetripmalta #insta_archeo #comunicarcheo #mymaltaguide #top_unesco_photo #archaeological #unescoworldheritagesite #ok_europe #ig_europa #discovereurope #heritagemalta #ig_europeantravel #europe_vacations #europe_gallery #living_europe #bestcitybreaks

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7. An exclusive nightclub with THIS view!

One of Malta’s most exclusive nightclubs is a chic wine lounge located located at the country’s tallest high-rise. Give Twenty Two a visit and enjoy a glass of martini as you take in the breathtaking 360-degree view of the island. 

 

View from Twenty-Two. Yatch Port that looks incredibly fascinating ?? Twenty-Two is simply Malta's most exclusive nightclub and lounge bar. Situated at Level 22 of the Portomaso Business Tower, the top floor of Malta's tallest high-rise, you get 350 square metres of comfort and style with 360 degress of unparalleled views of Malta. Twenty-two is a chic wine lounge that attracts only the most discerning and happening local crowd.?? . #vistmalta #maltatourism #maltalovers #nightlife #nightlifemalta #mustdoinmalta #europe #schengen #travelgram #travelphotography #celebrityparties #globetrotter #passportfullofstamps #bcctravel #natgeotravel #travelblogger #vacationmode #cnntravel #bcctravel #natgeo #natgeotravel #celebrityparties #360degreeview #yatchport #holidaydestination #twentytwo #seaview #oceanview #viewfromthetop #viewgoals #travelgoals

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