Malta – Grand Harbour area
see bus routes onpage 2;
Malta’s capital city is adornedwith beautiful baroque build-ings and churches. Being a forti-ed peninsula, Valletta over-looks Marsamxett harbour andthe Grand Harbour on eitherside. From numerous vantagepoints one can enjoy panoramicvistas of various parts of theislands as far as Mdina.
Vittoriosa, Senglea and Cos-picua:
Bus Nº 1,2,3,4,6.
Consisting of three citiesenclosed within the Cottonerafortication lines. These arealso known as Birgu, l-Isla andBormla respectively. This isthe oldest urban part of Malta’sharbour area. There are variousvantage points from where onemay enjoy views of the GrandHarbour surrounded by some 7kilometres of fortications
St John’s Co-Cathedral &Museum:
Originally theconventual church of the Order of the Knights of St. John. It is fully adorned with a baroqueinterior.
National Museum of Archae-ology:
Triq ir-Repubblika. Exhibits prehistoric artefactsand architectural elements from the megalithic sites aswell as other historic locations.
National Museum of FineArts:
Triq Nofs in-Nhar.Chronological exhibition of art in Malta (12th – 20th centuryart).
National War Museum:
Fort St. Elmo. Exhibits militariaand more, from the British period in Malta especially from World War II.
Grand Master’s Palace:
Triq ir-Repubblika. Currently servingas the Ofce of the President of Malta and the House of Parliament. The State Roomsas well as the Armoury areopen to the general public.
Triq it-Teatrul-Antik. Built in 1731 the the-atre offers guided tours in themornings and theatrical per- formances on most evenings.
Casa Rocca Piccola:
Triq ir-Repubblika. A 17th century privately owned town house,with antique furniture.
St. Paul’s Church:
Triq SanPawl. Also accessible from TriqSanta Lucija.
Triq it-Teatru l-Antik.
The Malta Eperience:
Triqil-Mediterran. A 45-minutemulti-visual show about thestory of Malta.
The Wartime Eperience:
Em-bassy Cinema Complex, TriqSanta Lucija. A 45-minutemovie recounting the story of Malta in World War II.
Mediter-ranean Conference Centre. A walk-through diorama exhibi-tion depicting the Knights’medical role in Malta.
The Great Siege of Malta &the Knights of St John:
Triqit-Teżorerija. A walk-throughdiorama-style account of theOrder of St John during theGreat Siege of 1565.
Grand Harbour area:
Triq iċ-Ċimiterji, Paola. Bus Nº 8, 11, 27. An underground burial sitedated circa 4,000 – 2500
,recognised as a World HeritageSite. Booking in advance at Archaeology Museum, Vallettaand online on www.heritage-maltashop.com.
Tarien Megalithic Temples:
Triq it-Tempji Neolitici, Tarxien.Bus Nº 8, 11, 12. 27. Prehistoricsite dating to c. 4,000-2,500
Triq il- Mina il-Kbira, Vittoriosa, Bus Nº 1,2,4,6. The ofcial residenceand Court of Law of the Inquisi-tor between 1571-1798.
Birgu Ma-rina, Vittoriosa, Bus Nº 1,2,4,6. Housed inside the old Naval Bakery built by the British Military in the 19th century.
Malta At War Air Raid Shel-ters:
Couvre Porte, Vittoriosa.Bus Nº 1, 2, 4, 6.
Ricasoli, limits of KalkaraBus Nº 4. A Victorian fort animated by re-enactors.
Wickman Maritime Col-lection:
Xgħajra, limits of Żabbar. Bus Nº 21. Visits byappointment tel: 21690254.
St James Cavalier:
Old University Theatre(MITP):
Catholic Institute Theatre:
Temi Zammit Hall:
University of Malta, Msida
Vittoriosa and Sen- glea Marina; Grand Harbour View
Grand Harbour view
St Julians to Gżira:
Embassy Cinema Shop- ping Complex
Eden Century CinemaComplex
Toy Museum in RepublicStreet
Casinò di Venezia
Dragonara Casino,Portomaso Casino
card must be presented.Admittance for 18 years and overonly.
Upper and Lower BarrakkaGardens:
provide a panoramicview of the Grand Harbour and the Cottonera area. Fort St. Angelo and the
Bas-tion spearhead their respectivetowns of Vittoriosa on the left and Senglea on the right. At noon a re-enactors’ unit dressed in Victorian soldier uniforms re one of the saluting gunssituated beneath the viewing gallery.
From this gar-den one gains a panoramic viewof Marsamxett Harbour, Ta’ Xbiex Yacht Marina, Manoel Island and the urban landscapeof Sliema, Floriana and thehinterland.
Floriana.Discover the different levels of this garden. The garden at street level affords a panoramic viewof the island. The lower level also called St. Philip’s Gardenoffers a serene ambience.
Sa Maison Garden:
Floriana. A perched garden nestled inthe outer fortication walls of Valletta and Msida and Ta’ Xbiex Yacht Marina. It providesa charming atmosphere remi-niscent of 19th century British Malta.