Sights and Sounds of Malta

Where to visit when in the Maltese islands

Malta may be tiny, but it plays host to an unbelievable treasure trove of cultural, historical, architectural and simply stunning, natural gems. 

Should you wish to learn more about each location in our selection of favourites or have a visit organised, our front office staff will be more than happy to assist you.


Museums and Galleries

Casa Bernard – Rabat, Malta
Casa Rocca Piccola – Valletta, Malta
Domus Romana Museum Esplanade – Rabat, Malta
Ghar Dalam Cave and Museum – Birzebbuga, Malta
Inquisitor’s Palace – Vittoriosa, Malta
Malta At War Museum – Vittoriosa, Malta
Malta Aviation Museum – Ta’ Qali, Malta
Malta Maritime Museum – Vittoriosa, Malta
Manoel Theatre and Museum – Valletta, Malta
National Museum of Archaeology – Valletta, Malta
National Museum of Fine Arts – Valletta, Malta
National Museum of Natural History – Mdina, Malta
National War Museum – Valletta, Malta
Old Prison – Victoria, Gozo
Palace Armoury Grandmasters Palace – Valletta, Malta
Palazzo Falson Historic House Museum – Mdina, Malta
St James Cavalier Centre for Creativity – Valletta, Malta
St John’s Co-Cathedral and Museum – Valletta, Malta
The Cathedral Museum – Mdina, Malta
Tools, Trades and Traditions Museum at Palazzo de Piro – Mdina, Malta
Wignacourt Museum – Rabat, Malta



Archaeological Sites

Ggantija Temples – Xaghra, Gozo
Hagar Qim – Qrendi, Malta
Hal Saflieni Hypogeum – Paola, Malta
Mnajdra Temples – Qrendi, Malta
St Agatha’s Catacombs – Rabat, Malta
St Paul’s Catacombs – Rabat, Malta
Tarxien Temples – Hal Tarxien, Malta




Beaches and Bays

Armier Bay – Armier (limits of Mellieha), Malta
Blue Lagoon – Blue Lagoon, Comino
Gnejna Bay – Limits of Mgarr, Malta
Golden Bay –Limits of Mellieha, Malta
Marsalforn  Bay – Marsalforn, Gozo
Mellieha Bay – Mellieha, Malta
Paradise Bay –Limits of Mellieha, Malta
Ramla Bay – Limits of Xaghra, Gozo
Sliema Bay – Sliema, Malta
St Paul’s Bay – St Paul’s Bay, Malta
Xlendi Bay – Xlendi, Gozo



Religious Sites

Carmelite Church and Priory – Mdina, Malta
Collegiate Parish Church of St Paul’s Shipwreck – Valletta, Malta
Dominican Priory – Rabat, Malta
Mdina Cathedral – Mdina, Malta
Mosta Dome – Mosta, Malta
Oratory of St Francis – Valletta, Malta
St John’s Co-Cathedral – Valletta, Malta
St Paul’s Collegiate Church – Rabat, Malta
Ta’ Pinu – Gharb, Gozo
The Gozo Cathedral – Victoria, Gozo



Natural Attractions

Azure Window – Dwejra, Gozo
Blue Grotto – Limits of Qrendi, Malta
Calypso’s Cave –Overlooking Ramla Bay, Gozo
Dingli Cliffs – Dingli, Malta
Fungus Rock – Dwejra, Gozo
Inland Sea – Dwejra, Gozo
Saltpans – Qbajjar, Limits of Marsalforn, Gozo



Fortifications and Towers

Fort Rinella – Kalkara, Malta
Fort St Angelo – Vittoriosa, Malta
Fort St Elmo – Valletta, Malta
Lascaris War Rooms – Valletta, Malta
Saluting Battery – Valletta, Malta
Santa Maria Tower – Santa Maria Bay, Comino
St Agatha’s Tower (The Red Tower) – Mellieha, Malta






The Xara Palace Malta Experiences & Packages

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Discover Malta Package

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The Xara Palace Hotel

Misrah il-Kunsill, Mdina
MDN 1050, Malta.
Tel: (+356) 21 450560,
Fax: (+356) 21 452612,

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