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Best Rated Cultural Sites by Members

San Anton Gardens Attard 10.00
Palazzo Parisio Naxxar 10.00
St. John’s Cathedral Valletta 10.00
Casa Rocca Piccola Valletta 9.00
Palazzo Parisio Naxxar 9.00
Upper Barrakka Gardens Valletta 9.00
Lower Barrakka Gardens Valletta 9.00
Buskett Garden Buskett 9.00
Chinese Garden of Serenity Santa Lucija 8.50
Għar Dalam Cave and Museum Birzebbuga 8.00

Culture in Malta and Gozo: architecture, art, museums from the Maltese heritage

Prehistoric temples, legends and the importance of religion in Malta

Maltese historical heritage date back to 7,000 years ago, when megalithic temples were built and mysterious societies inhabited the islands to then disappear suddenly, leaving only traces.

Malta is supposedly one of the first countries to have embraced Christianity, following the shipwreck of Saint Paul in 60 A.D. There are 365 churches, scattered around Malta, and you will find at least one in any village main square. One of the most magnificent once is the St. John's Cathedral in Valletta!

Cultural sites list (93)

The Mellieha Parish Church
Visit the Sanctuary of our Lady and enjoy spectacular views over Mellieha bay, Gozo and Comino The Sanctuary of our Lady is located at the edge of a hill, in the heart of Mellieha. Built in the late ...
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palazzo parisio seen from the garden
Palazzo Parisio gardens, probably the most beautiful gardens in Malta Palazzo Parisio was built in the 19th century in the heart of Naxxar by Marquis Giuseppe Scicluna as his own private residence. H...
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NaxxarGarden Park
The Wignacourt museum displays several collections of art and sculptures important to Maltese history The Wignacourt Museum is a very interesting museum located in Rabat that was open in 1981 and spr...
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Visit St. Paul's Grotto in Rabat during your holiday in Malta just as Pope Benedict The fascinating St. Paul's Grotto is set beneath the beautiful St. Paul's Church in Rabat. According to the Book of...
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RabatTemple Historical site
Couvre porte in Vittoriosa Birgu
The entrance to Vittoriosa The Couvre Porte presents an impressive and complex gateway structure that provided access into the city of Vittoriosa. There are three gates from the early 18th century th...
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BirguBuilding Fortification
megalithic construction at equinoce and solstice orientated doorway at Mnajdra Temples near Qrendi
Mnajdra temples in Qrendi are an impressive evidence of Maltese prehistory The Mnajdra Temple complex is located in Qrendi, in Southern Malta, close to the sea in a little valley close to where the t...
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QrendiTemple Historical site
overview of the Lower Barrakka Gardens
The lower Barrakka gardens offer a peaceful space in the heart of Valletta, offerring spectacular views of the Grand Harbour The Lower Barrakka Gardens are situated in the capital of Malta, Valletta,...
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VallettaGarden Park
Ghadira Nature Reserves provides a perfect habitat in northern Malta for migratory birds Ghadira Nature Reserve is located in Mellieha, adjacent to Malta’s most sought-after sandy beach, Mellie...
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MelliehaGarden Park
Entrance to the natural  natural history victoria gozo
Natural science made easy - see everything under one roof The Gozo Nature museum is located in the heart of the Citadel in Victoria, Gozo. The museum is located in three different units that seem to ...
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entrance to the fine arts museum
The National Museum of Fine Arts The National Museum of Fine Arts in Malta is located in the capital of Malta, Valletta, and has an extensive and complex collection dating back to the early Renaissan...
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Attractions - CultureMuseums, Palazzos and Buildings

From archaeological finds to Second World War shelters, Malta offers millennia of history, art and architecture one next to another walking in the narrow streets of Valletta or in many other small villages.

All along the Maltese littoral you will find bastions, tower and fortifications, built to protect the Island from pirates and invaders. The knights of the Order of St. John and then the British rulers have left the most remarkable imprint on Maltese architecture.

Green lust and botanic gardens

Attractions - Culture

Botanic gardens and parks are an oasis of tranquillity and provide cool shade during the summer months.

They are the triumph of men on the arid climate, and a display of skilled and tasteful composition of flowers and plants.

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