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Malta what to see and do!


Flying from Cork to Malta with Ryanair is a quick and comfortable journey,  making the Maltese Island more accessible than ever. Valletta, Malta’s capital city, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and home to over 320 historic monuments. Valletta, described as ‘a city built by gentlemen for gentlemen’, nothing short of an open-air museum! With many areas of historical value, it is a brilliant destination for everyone, no matter their age! Today, it is one of the most concentrated historic areas in the world. 

The best way to truly immerse in the city and explore all its wonderful corners is on foot! From the main streets offering a great selection of local craft as well as popular brands, to the narrow streets offering quirky cafes and small quaint shops; Valletta has it all. Valletta has been named the ‘Sunniest City in Europe’, boasting over 300 days of sunshine a year, making Valletta the perfect city break destination year-round.


Couples, Malta, Valletta, Things to do in Malta

Upper Barrakka Gardens

While visiting Malta, you may want to spend your evening relaxing at the Upper Barrakka Gardens, which provide a shady retreat from touring the city. Or perhaps Fort St Elmo may be more up your street! This fort was built in just four months by the Knights of Saint John to guard the harbours on either side of the Sceberras Peninsula. The National Wartime Museum which is now located in the fort, brings history back to life and it’s worth a visit! For your trip to Malta, we recommend you pack your sun cream and walking shoes because you’re in for a fantastic time!


The Bridge Bar

Visit Bridge Bar, a well-known atmospheric jazz bar, in the heart of Malta’s capital Valletta. The Bridge Bar Jazz sessions run every Friday until October, which draws jazz lovers from all over Europe take in the spectacular views of the Grand Harbour whilst enjoying Maltese wine and listening to the funky beats.



Co Cathedral

The architecture of  St. John’s Co Cathedral is a must-see! The jaw dropping interior elaborately adorned by Mattia Preti is widely considered to be the best example of baroque style anywhere in Europe., You will also notice over 400 marble carved tombstones inside the cathedral, the tombstones mark the burial places  of the knights and sons of Europe's noble families from the 16th to the 18th century.

You can also find two incredible artworks by Caravaggio - one of the world's most influential painters of all time. ‘The Beheading of St John the Baptist’ and ‘St Jerome Writing’ are  two of the artist's most famous and influential pieces. Any art lover or even art amateur will be amazed by the beauty of  St. John’s Co Cathedral. 

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