Malta Island is one of the three islands that form the archipelago of Malta. It is full of castles, dungeons, and medieval architecture. The old churches around the island, the chapels on the sides of the trails, and one of the oldest buildings in the world come together to make Malta Island an open air museum in and of itself.
The island of Malta is the largest of the three islands that form the Republic of Malta. It is the capital, the cultural center and the commercial hub of the country. You’re bound to find many hostels on this island compared to the other two. They are affordable, clean, and the owners are very hospitable. Looking for the right hostel isn’t hard, because of the island’s small size.
While at your hostel on Malta Island, take a trip to Valetta, the capital of the country. It is a fort built in the 1500s that is now a city and commercial center. From the preserved architectural marvels to the new-age shopping and technology, it is a fusion of the old and the new. Valetta is also the location of the Cathedral of the Knights of the Order of St. John. It was the home of the knights and the symbol of their power.
Another place to visit (if you don’t mind the morbidness) is the Hal-Saflieni Hypogeum. This is a UNESCO heritage site dating back to the year 3300 BC. It is a burial site and an underground temple. The temple can be costly to visit, but the experience is fascinating.
If you want to get out in the open, try visiting Mdina, the famous walled city. It used to be the capital of the country, and is one of the best-preserved right now. The city has a ban on automobiles to preserve the buildings and the landscape.
The island of Malta is rich in history. The Natural History Museum is a good place to start learning about the diverse and rich heritage of the island and the country. The National War Museum, located in Valletta, is another great place to learn about Malta’s role in World War II. You can also engage in many outdoor activities like learning water sports, taking a cruise around the island, or relaxing at a spa.
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