Are you ready to go on another Malta trip with me? Today, I'm posting my favorite photos from the island of Malta.
Since our hotel is in Valletta, we spent a lot of time exploring the Old City especially the Upper and Lower Barrakka Gardens. I like the Lower Barrakka better because it has a great view of the Grand Harbour. Unfortunately, photos I took at the Upper Barrakka didn't come out so well. Below are photos I took at the Lower Barrakka Gardens.
|Siege Bell War Memorial|
|This Monument to Sir Alexander Ball was built in 1810. It's a memorial to Sir Alexander Ball, a British admiral who was the first Civil Commissioner of Malta.|
We thought it would be best to join a walking tour to understand the history and connection of the Three Cities - Birgu, Senglea, and Bormla. One of the things stuck in my memory from the tour is that the Three Cities are tightly related to the order of the Knights. Apart from the fascinating history, you get fantastic views.
|View of the Valletta medieval walls from the boat.|
|Vedette Tower watching over the the Grand Harbour.|
|This was used as the entrance to King's Landing in the series Game of Thrones.|
|St. Paul's Cathedral|
|Outside of Mdina, we stopped by Crystal Palace to taste their Pastizzi. We were told they make the best Pastizzis in town. We really enjoyed the Chicken Pastizzi.|
Tarxian Temples were built between 3600 and 2500 BC. This complex is the largest prehistoric site on the islands and is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The fishing village of Marsaxlokk is such a wonderful place to visit. It's so relaxing watching the blue boats floating on the water. We decided to have lunch at one of the shops near the harbor. The view is hard to beat!
The Blue Grotto area is where you can find picturesque sea caverns on the south east coast of Malta. The sea caverns are accessible by boat. We did not join any of the boat rides, but we hiked around the area and we were absolutely enthralled with these beautiful views.
Our trip to Malta was a spectacular experience. I do hope to visit again and include Comino island on the itinerary.
I hope you enjoyed our trip today. Take good care and stay safe.