Best History Museum in Malta

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Best History Museum in Malta

National War Museum - Fort St Elmo
National War Museum - Fort St Elmo
4.5 (4622 ratings)4.5 (2442 ratings)
Opened in 1975, this restored museum explores Malta's military history through artifacts & exhibits.
Fort St Elmo Il-Belt Valletta, VLT 1741, Malta
History museumMuseumsMilitary Bases & FacilitiesMilitary Museums
Mentioned by Lonely Planet Top Choices
Top things to do in Malta
"Guarding Marsamxett and Grand Harbours is Fort St Elmo, named after the patron saint of mariners. The fort was built by the Knights in 1552 in just four months to guard the harbours on either side of the Sceberras Peninsula, and bore the brunt of Turkish arms during 1565's Great Siege. After restoration, the fort reopened in 2015, and now contains the National War Museum, which covers Malta's wartime history including the Great Siege and the country's ordeal during WWII."
Mentioned by AFAR
The Best Things to Do in Valletta
"See what life was like on Malta during WWI and II at the National War Museum. Perched on the tip of the Valletta peninsula at Fort Saint Elmo, the National War Museum is one of Malta’s most famous institutions. The main collection focuses on World Wars I and II and includes the fuselage of a Gloster Sea Gladiator, a Willys Jeep named “Husky” used by General Eisenhower, and a collection of photographs showing island life in wartime."
The Malta Experience
The Malta Experience
4.4 (1655 ratings)4 (1934 ratings)
Educational audio-video show telling the story of around 7,000 years of Maltese history.
St Elmo Bastions Mediterranean Street Valletta, VLT 1253, Malta
History museumConcerts & ShowsTheaters
Mentioned by Culture Trip
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"Using state-of-the-art technology, The Malta Experience is an auditorium-based audio and visual attraction. Available in 15 languages, the 45-minute long educational show brings 7,000 years of Malta’s history, both entertaining and tear-jerking, to life. The site also includes a gift shop for that perfect souvenir and a bistro and, since its opening in 1980, has welcomed over 4 million visitors through its doors."
Mentioned by TripHobo
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"This show features a small documentary that does an excellent job of introducing you to the natural beauty and the astonishing diversity of the tiny country that is Malta. It is quite surprising to see the sheer variety. The stunning buildings from the rich history add to the mix."
The Malta Classic Car Collection
The Malta Classic Car Collection
4.7 (1191 ratings)4.5 (1555 ratings)
Iconic, restored classic cars displayed alongside 1940s, '50s & '60 memorabilia & antiques.
Tourist Street Saint Paul's Bay, SPB 1020, Malta
MuseumHistory MuseumsSpecialty Museums
The Saluting Battery
The Saluting Battery
4.6 (385 ratings)4.5 (2308 ratings)
Circa-1566 military battery with daily cannon salutes & guided tours of installation & exhibits.
Battery Street, Valletta, Malta
History museumMuseumsMilitary baseBattlefieldsMilitary Museums
Wignacourt Tower
Wignacourt Tower
4.4 (378 ratings)4.5 (150 ratings)
Small museum in a circa-1610 watchtower detailing its construction & history, with ocean views.
Triq San Franġisk, St Paul's Bay, Malta
History museumSights & LandmarksPoints of Interest & Landmarks
The Mdina Dungeons Museum
The Mdina Dungeons Museum
4.2 (210 ratings)4 (523 ratings)
Exhibits on the history of corporal punishment in cells & passageways beneath a medieval palace.
St. Publius Square, L-Imdina, Malta
Sights & LandmarksLocal history museumMuseumHistoric Sites
The Knights Of Malta
The Knights Of Malta
4.2 (250 ratings)3.5 (487 ratings)
Triq L Imhazen, Mdina, Malta
Local history museumMuseumsHistory Museums
Fortifications Interpretation Centre
Fortifications Interpretation Centre
4.4 (159 ratings)4.5 (259 ratings)
Museum of Malta's historic military architecture exhibits, housed in a 16th-century warehouse.
St. Mark street St Mark Street, Valletta, Malta
MuseumHistory MuseumsMilitary Museums
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"Valletta boasts a huge fortification system that is hard to miss given that it is surrounded by huge walls to start with. However it is easy to miss some of its more notable features. Predating Valletta, the fort of St Elmo, located at the tip of the city, is a must-visit."
The Knights Hospitallers
The Knights Hospitallers
4.3 (205 ratings)4 (586 ratings)
Mediterranean Street, Valletta, Malta
History museumMuseums

Best Vegetarian Restaurants in Malta

Surf N Turf
Surf N Turf
4.6 (343 ratings)
L, Imhar, Malta
Fine dining restaurantItalian restaurantMaltese restaurantMediterranean restaurantRestaurantVegan restaurantVegetarian restaurant
Mentioned by Things To Do
Best Seafood food near Qawra, Island of Malta, Malta
"14, Triq L-Imhar Qawra Malta, Qawra, Island of Malta SPB 1571 MaltaSeafood, Mediterranean, European, International, FusionLunch, DinnerReservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service[email protected]+356 2798 8989"
Soul Food
Soul Food
4.4 (523 ratings)
76 Merchants St, Valletta, Malta
RestaurantVegetarian restaurant
Mentioned by The World Was Here First
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"Soul Food is a fantastic vegetarian and vegan restaurant in Valletta. They have a diverse menu that can be a welcome change from the meat-heavy local cuisine or if you’re looking for a healthy lunch. They also serve some wonderful organic local wines making this a great place to sit down, have some nibbles and enjoy a little break while people watching."
Mentioned by Travel Breathe Repeat
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"Our favorite restaurant in Valletta was a place we went for lunch… twice. Soul Food serves both healthy and less healthy food. They have a convenient, centrally located corner spot on one of the main pedestrian streets in the city."
Caviar & Bull
Caviar & Bull
4.7 (718 ratings)4 (929 ratings)
Corinthia Hotel St. George's Bay San Ġiljan, STJ 3301, Malta
Modern European restaurantNature & ParksFine dining restaurantItalian restaurantMaltese restaurantMediterranean restaurantRestaurantSeafood restaurantSteak houseVegan restaurantVegetarian restaurantNature & Wildlife AreasAquariums
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Vegan Restaurants in Malta
"Located in the periphery of St. Julian’s, lies a gastronomic experience that has in recent years established itself as the leading dining location for modern Mediterranean cuisine and molecular cocktails in Malta."

Historic Sites in Malta

St. John's Co-Cathedral
St. John's Co-Cathedral
4.7 (11298 ratings)4.5 (10000 ratings)
Elaborately adorned place of worship, completed in 1578 & filled with marbles & European masters.
Triq San Gwann, Valletta, Malta
CathedralSights & LandmarksArchitectural BuildingsSacred & Religious SitesHistoric SitesChurches & Cathedrals
Mentioned by Malta 7 days itinerary
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"Walk along the city walls to the Upper and Lower Barrakka Gardens and enjoy the stunning views of the Mediterranean Sea and the Three Cities and take the time to visit St. John’s Co-Cathedral and marvel at its impressive facades and collection of paintings by Caravaggio. Pop in for lunch at Submarine, where you can get a fresh, made-to-order sandwich for a good price before catching the ferry to the Three Cities."
Mentioned by Road Affair
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"Malta is home to a huge number of churches, but perhaps the most important is St. John’s Co-Cathedral. Situated near the center of the city, while the exterior of this cathedral may look fairly plain, it holds a wealth of treasures inside. Built by the Knights of St. John back in the 16th century, the lavish interior reflects the power of the order and the emphasis they placed on their religious beliefs."
Mentioned by Fodor's Choice
Sights in Malta
"Functional in design but lavishly decorated, the Order of St. John's own church (1578) is Malta's most important treasure. The Knights'…"
St Nicholas' Chapel
St Nicholas' Chapel
4.4 (5 ratings)3 (10 ratings)
Triq Mesquita, Mdina, Malta
ChapelSights & LandmarksArchitectural BuildingsSacred & Religious SitesHistoric SitesHistoric Walking AreasChurches & Cathedrals
Casa Rocca Piccola
Casa Rocca Piccola
4.4 (1160 ratings)4.5 (1334 ratings)
Home to a noble Maltese family, this 16th-century palace has 50+ lavish rooms & guided tours.
74 Republic St, Valletta, Malta
PalaceSights & LandmarksHistorical landmarkMuseumHistoric Sites
Mentioned by The Telegraph
"Stay at the home of one of Malta’s most important noble families in a 16th-century Valletta palazzo. Casa Rocca Piccola, a deeply historic home-from-home in the heart of Malta’s Unesco World Heritage capital, has five spacious rooms and suites with all the mod cons, alongside oodles of character and tradition."

Top Best Italian Restaurants in Malta

Trattoria Romana Zero Sei
Trattoria Romana Zero Sei
4.6 (1203 ratings)
75 Old Theatre Street, Valletta, Malta
Italian restaurantDown home cooking restaurant
Mentioned by Casa Ellul
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"Ditch the hustle and bustle of Rome, and go straight to Valletta’s Zero Sei Trattoria Romana for an equally authentic Roman experience. This restaurant specialises in Roman dishes such as Amatriciana and Cacio e Pepe – and believe us, the dishes are definitely worth the visit!. What’s more – the other eatery – Sotto Pizzeria – is an underground gem that specialises in Roman-style pizza made with authentic, fresh ingredients."
Mentioned by
10 Best Restaurants In Valletta, Malta
"Zero Sei, or zero six (also Rome’s telephone code), is a Roman trattoria in Malta’s capital Valletta. This simply decorated Italian restaurant pays most of its attention to the food, which is, in the end, what’s most important. Located on the same street as the Manoel Theatre, Malta’s national theater constructed in 1731, Zero Sei is a great place to satisfy your appetite and have a glass of wine before or after a show."
Rossini Cibo Vino
Rossini Cibo Vino
4.7 (213 ratings)
5a, Church St, St Julian's STJ 3041, Malta
Italian restaurant
Mentioned by Things To Do
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"5A Triq Il Knisnja, Saint Julian's, Island of Malta STJ 3223 MaltaItalian, Fusion, Seafood, Mediterranean, EuropeanDinner, Drinks, LunchReservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Street Parking[email protected]+356 2137 7222"
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"Rossini Cibo E Vino offers delicious dishes prepared by Chef Marco Rossini and a good selection of white, red, sparkling, and vegan wines from all over the world, in a quiet and friendly atmosphere. You can choose from a variety of different Italian cuisine dishes alongside a relaxing atmosphere in the Zen backyard."
4.4 (414 ratings)
Dragonara Road San Julian STJ, 3140, Malta
Pizza restaurantFast food restaurantHamburger restaurantItalian restaurant
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