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Tourism and Sightseeing in Valletta

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Tourist Office

The national tourism authority in Malta is VisitMalta. VisitMalta tourism offices are located in Valletta (Republic Street and Valletta waterfront), Mellieha, Mdina, Victoria (Gozo), and at the Malta International Airport. You can get assistance on planning tours and excursions, and collect brochures and leaflets, at a tourism office in Malta.

229, Merchants Street
Tel: 356 22915440 - 2
Fax: 356 22915447
Opening Hours: Mondays to Saturdays - 09:00 to 17:30 (Last admission 17:15)
Sundays and public holidays * - 09:00 to 13:00 (Last admission 12:45)

Valletta Waterfront
Pinto Wharf
Tel: 356 21220633
Fax: 356 21255844
Opening Hours: According to Cruise Schedule.

Malta International Airport
Arrivals Lounge
Tel: 356 23696073/4
Fax: 356 21822072
Opening Hours: Mondays to Sundays (including public holidays*) - 10:00 to 21:00 (Last admission 20:45)

Misrah Iz-Zjara tal-Papa Gwanni Pawlu II
Tel: 356 21524666
Opening Hours: Monday to Saturday:  09:00 to 13:00 (last admission 12:45)

Torre dello Standardo
St. Publius Square
Tel: 356 21454480
Monday to Saturday: 09:00 to 17:30 (Last admission 17:15)
Sunday and Public Holidays: October to March 1000hrs to 1400hrs (Last Admission 13:45) April to September 09:00 to 13:00 (Last Admission 12:45)

Tourist Information Office in Gozo: Victoria
No. 17, Independence Square
Victoria, Gozo. VCT 1021
Tel: 356 22915452
Fax: 356 21550254
Opening Hours: Monday to Sunday: 08:00 to 18:00 (last admission 17:45)

Sightseeing and Tours

While in Malta, you should make a point of seeing and visiting these popular destinations:

  • The ancient city of Mdina and its cathedral
  • The island of Gozo, its capital city of Victoria and its ancient citadel
  • Xlendi Bay in Gozo for a seaside seafood feast
  • The capital city of Valletta and its museums and cafes
  • The tourism hubs of Sliema and St. Julian's and their seaside restaurants
  • The sandy beaches in the North of Malta, including Ghadira Bay, Riviera and Golden Bay beaches
  • The Hagar Qim and Mnajdra Neolithic temples in Gozo, and the Ggantija temple in Gozo
  • The Hal Salfieni Hypogeum (book in advance, tickets typically sell out one month in advance!)
  • A concert or performance at Teatru Manoel, Malta's oldest theatre (18th century)
  • The recently restored Valletta waterfront
  • The village of Birgu, with its impressive views across the Grand Harbour to Valletta
  • Upper and Lower Barraka Gardens in Valletta, with their views across the Grand Harbour to Birgu and the Three Villages
  • The fishing village of Marsaxlokk, its Sunday seafood market, and the nearby Pretty Bay beach at Birzbugga
  • Popeye's Village (for the young, and young at heart)
  • Bird Park Malta, where you can interact with birds one-on-one
  • The Blue Lagoon at the island of Comino (€10 round trip by boat, departing from Cirkewwa Gozo Ferry Terminal. First departure 9am, last departure 5 pm.)
  • A round the island cruise, harbor cruise, or hop on/hop off bus tour


There is always something happening in Malta, especially during the summer months, when tourists outnumber locals on this little island!

Major festivals and events in Malta include:


You can receive discounts on museums and tourist attractions by presenting a:

ISIC or student card (free)

MaltaPass (from €25/day or €50/3 days)

Heritage Malta membership

Discounts are also available for children under the age of 12 at most tourist attractions and historical sites, and for seniors over the age of 65.

Update 25/05/2013


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