Category Archives: Historic

Birgufest

Between the 7th and the 9th October, Birgu will be holding a national annual event, known as the Birgufest. Birgu, also known as Citta (Civitas) Vittoriosa is Malta’s oldest Maritime capital and the oldest of the Maltese “Three Cities”. Located adjacent to the Grand Harbour in Valletta, Birgu is one of the most popular destination for […]

St Julian’s

St Julian’s is located along the North coast of Valletta around two bays linked by a coastal road with Sliema. Once a small fishing village and summer residence to some rich Maltese families, St Julians has today been developed in a prime entertainment district.   This town is bursting with activity all year round and one […]

The Beheading of Saint John the Baptist

No visit to Malta could be considered complete without a visit to St. John’s Co-Cathedral in Valletta and seeing Caravaggio’s painting The Beheading of Saint John the Baptist by Michelangelo Mersi da Caravaggio (1571-1610).

The Palace Armoury

Around the back of the Grand Masters Palace, almost hidden away on Merchants Street in Valletta, can be found The Palace Armoury. This museum contains all original weapons of war from the period of the Knights.

Mgarr Ancient Trades

If you have been wondering what one can do when on holiday in Malta this week, why not take a visit to Mgarr for a re-enactment event where  wheat harvesting, threshing and winnowing will take place.   The event is being held on Friday 8th July from 6 pm till late evening.

Ġgantija Temples

  A prominent site on the South East of Gozo, the Ġgantija temples are the oldest free standing megalithic temples in the world.

Ġnejna Bay

Ġnejna Bay is a small bay located in the village of Mgarr, located on the west cost of Malta.  The beach is located in a secluded area just below a steep cliff.

Exhibitions at the Ġgantija Temples

An exhibition of drawings, water colours and engravings is being held at the Ġgantija Temples this year exhibiting some  early illustrations from the 19th century of the temple.

Hagar Qim

Hagar Qim (Ħaġar Qim) is the site of an ancient megalithic temple complex in Malta dating from around 3500 BCE. These Maltese temples are considered to be amongst the oldest religious sites on earth and have been described by UNESCO as “unique architectural masterpieces. They are located in the southern part of Malta, just outside of […]

Comino

Located between Malta and Gozo is the small picturesque island of Comino. Comino is the smallest inhabited island, only one square mile in size making up the Maltese archipelago.