Guest Post by Captain Morgan Cruises
Malta’s social scene is certainly furnished with concerts, exhibitions, performing arts and clubbing events, and the island most definitely makes good use of some of the cultural venues available.
The island also attracts some of the biggest names in the music industry, in particular The island of MTV concert, which is held during the summer period. Smaller venues such as St James Cavalier and the Manoel Theatre are always hosting local performers and showcasing local art. With Malta’s various picturesque alleyways and narrowing streets giving the most perfect backdrop for historic enactments, exhibitions and family activities, this fascinating Island serves as an ideal place to visit for that short or long break from it all, and during ones stay you will also get to visit some of the most inspirational places in the world.
Below are 4 of the best places to discover first:
Malta’s Three Cities – Victtoriosa, Senglea, Cospicua
Go back into a past when visiting the Cottonera fortress, also known as The Three Cities: Cospicua, Vittoriosa and Senglea. These cities were constructed by the Knights of Malta and as you walk through their historic beauty you’ll notice the various ancient churches, palaces and shady alleyways. A fascinating place and certainly worth one’s holiday time.
The Silent City – Mdina
Mdina is known as the Silent City, which one will directly discover while strolling through the medieval town itself. The heritage and culture existing from within the city walls is rich (to say the least) and its secretive and sinuous streets take you through to a Malta long gone. Seeing the city’s bastions is certainly a site as there is a stunning view of the entire island – certainly a must-visit.
Marsaxlokk and the Blue Grotto
Malta has some of the best sites and scenery in the world, and the Blue Grotto is certainly something to have on your to-do list while visiting. Its sparkling blue sea will most definitely leave a lasting impression. Should the weather be decent enough, taking a boat across the grottoes and caves is great fun, as you will get a chance to see a close-up of its corals and luminescent waters.
Marsaxlokk is also another great place to visit with its fishing village and Sunday fish market. The market attracts a great number of people from all over the island due to its local produce. Spotting the traditional Maltese boats from across the coast is certainly fun as one walks through the market itself. Browsing through the various stalls and admiring some of the most magnificent fish on display is a great way to spend your Sunday morning while on the island.
Malta’s Sister Island – Gozo
Gozo is most certainly one of the best places to visit during ones stay in Malta, and the island’s excursions are definitely worth getting involved in. The ferry only takes twenty five minutes from Malta and as soon as you get there you’ll undoubtedly experience a different feel. Arriving at the port of Mgarr you may notice how similar Gozo is to Malta, except for the fact that Gozo possesses certain unique traits – Gozo has more countryside than Malta, and its roads and land in general are much more rugged.
This charming island is a must-visit as its beautiful countryside and popular sites (such as the Azure Window, the islands cliffs of Xlendi Bay and Victoria’s Citadel) will have you bewitched by their natural beauty.
And last but not least, the Ggantija Temples, which are known for being the oldest freestanding temples in the world. The island also holds a very good reputation for its natural produce, which includes handmade lace, cheese, honey, all of which can be picked up from the local Gozo markets quite readily.
Captain Morgan owns and operates a number of different cruise ships and provides cruises, excursions and other ferry services on the Island of Malta.