Malta may be a small island, but it is packed with beauty everywhere. From cityscapes to countryside, not to mention the famous Maltese coastlines overlooking the crystal-clear blue sea, there are panoramic views that will take your breath away… and give you plenty of Insta-worthy snaps!
Here are some of the best views to be found across the Maltese Islands.
Malta from the Sea
Rather than standing in Malta looking out to sea, don’t miss the chance to sail out on one of the many available boat cruises and look back at the island from the water. From this vantage point you can marvel at the huge cliffs, enjoy the sunset over Valletta’s bastions, or just absorb the magic of the open expanse of turquoise water surrounding you.
Grand Harbour from the Upper Barrakka Gardens, Valletta
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For the absolute must-see view in Malta, make sure your holiday includes a visit to the Upper Barrakka Gardens in the capital city, Valletta. From this unique setting, you can experience Malta’s rich history with stunning views across the Grand Harbour, the Three Cities, Fort St Angelo, Kalkara, Marsa and Floriana.
Valletta from Tigne Point, Sliema
This is the view that you might have already seen on countless picture-postcards of Malta. The capital city’s magnificent skyline is best enjoyed from the new raised walkways of Tigne Point, although it can be seen from the full stretch of the Sliema promenade. Apart from the huge fortification walls of Valletta and the city’s stunning Baroque architecture, you can also watch the many boats and sea vessels that will pass through the harbour.
The Sea from Dingli Cliffs
On Malta’s western coast, the spectacular Dingli Cliffs offer unobstructed views across the Mediterranean. With the sheer drop of the cliffs looming some two hundred metres above water, the sensational sea views spread as far as the eye can see, beyond the isle of Filfla, and down to The Blue Grotto and Ghar Lapsi below. The countryside that spans the cliffs is also a picturesque panorama.
Southern Malta from Mdina
Situated in central Malta, the ‘Silent City’ of Mdina has a long history of using its hilltop bastions as the ideal point from which to spot approaching enemies during wartime. Today, while thankfully no longer being needed for this purpose, Malta’s former capital city affords visitors with an expansive view of the south of the island, comprising both green countryside and the blue sea in the distance.
Bonus: Gozo from the Citadel
Although not strictly in Malta but rather on the sister island of Gozo, no list of views would be complete without mention of the Citadel in the capital city Victoria. Within this raised fortress, which is said to date back to the Bronze Age, you can take in a stunning 360-degree panoramic view of the entire island, including its hills, valleys, and even Malta in the distance across the water.