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Historical Sites in Malta


With a history dating back many thousands of years, Malta has a wide variety of historical sites to visit. The Ggantija Temples on Gozo are among the oldest free-standing structure in the world, dating back between 3600 and 3200 B.C.The City of Valletta, the Hal Saflieni Hypogeum and the Megalithic Temples are the UNESCO World Heritage List.Undoubtedly the most well-known figures associated with the history of Malta are the Knights of Malta with the impressive medieval towns of Valletta and Mdina they constructed.There are also many other historical buildings such as palaces and churches built in later years and sites such as the Lascaris War Rooms from the second world war period.

Palazzo Parisio
29 Victory Square, Naxxar
Baroque Palace and gardens. Often referred to as a miniature of Versailles, the interior of Palazzo Parisio is Baroque in style, with murals and lavish ceilings, fine paintings and intricate gilding. The internationally acclaimed landscaped gardens are free to view and are open all year.
St Paul's Catacombs
Triq Sant Agata, Rabat
The Catacombs of St Paul date back to the 4th to the 9th centuries AD and were constructed during the Roman rule. They consist of around 2000 square meters of connected passages and tombs. The site contains at least 30 hypogea in two large areas.
Ggantija Temples
John Otto Bayer Street, Xaghra
The temples of Ggantija are a UNESCO World Heritage Site. They are older than the pyramids of Egypt, having been built between 3600 and 3200 B.C and are therefore among the oldest free-standing structures in the world.
Hagar Qim and Mnajdra Temples
Triq Hagar Qim, Qrendi
Megalithic temple complex dating back to 3600 BC. Situated near the village of Qrendi in the South of Malta. The temples are a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Lascaris War Rooms
St James Ditch, Valletta
Lascaris War Rooms were the headquarters where the defense of the Maltese Islands was coordinated during the Second World War.
Mellieha Air Raid Shelter
91 Parish Square, Mellieha

Mdina Dungeons
Under the Magisterial Vilhena Palace, Mdina
The Mdina Dungeons give a very vivid insight into imprisonment, torture and execution from the darkest periods of Maltese history. Life-sized wax works depict scenes from Roman to French rule of the Maltese Islands.
Fort St Angelo
Centre of Grand Harbour, Birgu
Fort St Angelo is a large fortification located in the centre of the Grand Harbour in the village of Birgu. It was instrumental in the protection of the island during the Great Siege.
Inquisitor's Palace
Triq il-Mina Kbira, Birgu


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