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City-breakers Guide to Malta

27th January 2020 - 5:32pm

City Breakers exploring the streets of Valletta

City Breakers exploring the streets of Valletta

The Maltese Islands are home to a number of fascinating cities; Valletta, Mdina, The Three Cities and Victoria. The towns are positively fairy tale like, with winding honey-coloured streets leading to palaces, cathedrals and other breath-taking historic monuments. Just a three-hour flight away from the UK and boasting over 300 days of sunshine, the Mediterranean archipelago calls to city breakers of all ages.

 

Where to Stay

Valletta

With its rich heritage and bustling centre, Valletta is ideal for visitors wanting to spend their time in Malta’s thriving cultural capital. The UNESCO World Heritage Site boasts an abundance of luxurious boutique hotels and private properties inside the city walls. Larger hotels are found just outside of the City Gate.

 

The Three Cities

The Three Cities, Birgu, Senglea and Cospicua, boast a stunning view of Valletta and its magnificent Grand Harbour. The historically rich fortified cities are home to luxurious boutique hotels, restaurants and eclectic wine bars. With frequent buses and water taxis to Valletta, there’s every reason to stay in one of The Three Cities and experience city culture off the beaten track.

 

Mdina

Malta’s medieval capital, Mdina, is one of Europe’s finest examples of an ancient walled city and extraordinary in its mix of medieval and baroque architecture. The honey-coloured city is home to a spectacular boutique hotel and numerous private properties, perfect for a relaxing and romantic getaway for two.

 

Victoria, Gozo

Ir-Rabat, Victoria, is the capital of Malta’s sister island, Gozo. The small capital city is home to quaint boutique hotels, which give you an insight into traditional Gozitan culture. Republic Street, the main street in Victoria, boasts a number of shopping outlets, the Astra and Aurora opera theatres and the picturesque Villa Rundle Public Gardens.


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