Malta: everything you have to see in 24 hours

Malta is one of the Mediterranean destinations that receives the most visitors, as well as being a point of attraction for students to learn English. It is an island that has many charms, but it is also chosen as a location "in transit" or to make a stopover and head to other destinations. In these situations, you have to make the most of the time you spend on your territory. In general, you tend to visit its capital , Valletta . And here we are going to tell you what you cannot miss and it is possible to visit in less than 24 hours .

Tradition and modernity

One of the tourist spots in Valletta is its oldest area where the Cathedral of Saint John is located , which dates back to the 16th century. Inside, you can see works by Caravaggio .

This cathedral is within an environment in which there are cobbled streets , stone houses with elegant balconies and numerous statues of the Knights of the Order of Malta , who act as guardians or custodians of the main buildings.

The walk through these streets and alleys should also take us to see other more modern buildings, but key in the capital of Malta, such as the Parliament and the Fifth Gate that, precisely, gives access to the city and allows us to appreciate the work of the well-known Norman Foster .

The tour takes visitors to the National Museum of Architecture, where you should not miss the objects that come from four megalithic temples on the island and that are believed to be even older than the pyramids of Egypt.

This one-day route includes The Upper Barraca Gardens from where you can see the three fortified towns in front of Valletta. They are Birgu, Senglea and Cospicua.


The afternoon of this intense day in Malta can be used to visit the islands of Gozo and Comino with key points of interest such as the rock formation in which the ‘Game of Thrones’ series was recorded, known as the Blue Window , or the basilica from Ta’Pinu , which is a pilgrimage point of this archipelago.

The tour is completed with Naxxar to see his palace inside which stand out two rooms in Lombard and Pompeian style with original mosaics. Do not miss a walk through its gardens , which are considered the most beautiful in Malta.