As one of Europe’s smallest countries, it’s easy to get around in Malta since nowhere is very far away. However, the island’s tiny size also means that you might sometimes find it tricky to park your car once you’ve reached your destination.

To help you plan your journey and make the most of your day, here are five places where it’s quick and easy to park, so you can get on with experiencing the many wonders of the Maltese islands during your holiday.

Le Bistro Restaurant, St Julian’s

Simply ask the friendly staff at the restaurant to validate your parking ticket, which was presented to you when you entered the car park, after you’ve enjoyed the fresh, delicious and uniquely Mediterranean cuisine served at Le Bistro.

This popular à la carte restaurant is part of the Radisson Blu Resort in St Julian’s, so guests dining at the restaurant can make full use of the hotel’s car park, free of charge.

Marion Mizzi Wellbeing Beauty & Spa, St Julian’s

Like Le Bistro, the Marion Mizzi Wellbeing Beauty & Spa is located within the Radisson Blu Resort in St Julian’s, and so patrons may also park their car free of charge within the resort’s parking facilities.

Staff at the spa will happily validate your parking ticket, so that you won’t have the stress of parking to worry about as you indulge in a luxurious beauty treatment or relax with a massage designed to melt away the body’s aches and pains.

Ta’ Qali Farmers’ Market, Attard

Healthy-eaters and fans of Maltese food will love a visit to Ta’ Qali Farmers’ Market – an open-air market held on Tuesday and Saturdays that is packed with fresh produce sold by the local farmers themselves.

This unique opportunity to taste Maltese local fare at its best, including freshly-made favourites such as bigilla bean dip, ġbejniet cheeselets, honey and bread,is made even more appetising by the fact that it is held in the heart of the vast Ta’ Qali National Park – so parking is rarely a problem, and is free of charge.

Ħaġar Qim & Mnajdra Temples, Qrendi

Near the village of Qrendi are two of Malta’s most spectacular UNESCO World Heritage Sites, the temples of Ħaġar Qim and Mnajdra. These ancient megalithic sites, which are believed to date back to 3600–3200BC, are not only fascinating for their history, but their unique hilltop location also treats visitors to a spectacular panoramic view out to sea.

What’s more, with a dedicated visitor centre offering information about the sites and parking facilities nearby, it’s easy to park your car and spend the day marvelling at these historic Mediterranean treasures.

Malta National Aquarium, St Paul’s Bay

Malta’s colourful and plentiful underwater marine life take the centre stage at this state-of-the-art national aquarium. Home to many different Mediterranean species, as well as reptiles and amphibians, the Aquarium shares with its visitors not only the splendours of the underwater world, but also its team’s ongoing efforts to research and conserve it.

With a restaurant, café, playground, gift shop and free parking available to visitors of the Aquarium, it is the ideal location for a fun-filled family day out, without the added stress of finding a parking spot.

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