With so much to see and experience, be sure to put Birgufest 2019 on top of your agenda during your holidays in Malta this autumn. Discover what awaits you!

Strolling around narrow Medieval streets illuminated by candles and the reflective glow of the sea certainly paints a romantic picture, and that’s precisely what awaits you at Birgufest 2019. 

Birgufest will bring together a blend of cultural, musical and artistic events between the 11th and 13th of October 2019.  The unique feature of this three-day festival lies in the moment the electric lights are switched off, and thousands of candles light up the historic streets.

birgu fest 2019 poster

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If you are spending your holidays in Malta this autumn and want to impress, let us tell you a little more about this idyllic city and this sought-after event!

Charming Birgu

One of Malta’s oldest cities, Birgu (also known as Vittoriosa) sits in the majestic Grand Harbour, parallel to Valletta. You may often hear it being referred to as one of the “Three Cities”, alongside Cospicua and Senglea. A stroll around Birgu is always scenic due to its stunning architecture, fabulous yacht marina and impressive fortifications. To top it off, during this special weekend in October, it will be decorated in all its glory.   

birgu by night

What can you expect?

While the finer details of this year’s event are yet to be released, if prior years are anything to go by you can expect plenty of historical re-enactments as well as reduced entry to many of Birgu’s historical attractions. The city also opens up other areas of interest not usually accessible to the public offering you the chance to delve into Birgu’s fascinating past. Head to the Inquisitor’s Palace, Maritime Museum and venture up to the spectacular Fort St Angelo. There’s also plenty of art exhibitions to be enjoyed, and musical performances in the labyrinth-like alleyways. Grab some street food and sit down by the sea with your loved one and absorb the truly magical atmosphere of Birgufest!

birgu by candlelight

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Scrumptious food

No Maltese event is short of plenty of mouth-watering food, and Birgufest is no exception. Food stalls offering the best of local and international cuisine will be cooking up a magnificent feast across the event. Expect to find convents opening their doors, and local bars spread open into the streets as they cook in the open air tempting you in with sensational aromas.

Don’t miss out!

The Birgu Local Council warmly welcomes you to join the locals in this unique experience while enriching your historical and cultural knowledge about the City of the Knights. You can learn about its contribution to the national development of the Maltese Islands throughout the centuries across the event. 

With so much to see and experience, be sure to put Birgufest 2019 on top of your agenda during your holidays in Malta this autumn. Book your flights to Malta now and get ready to immerse yourself within the romantic atmosphere of one of Malta’s most enchanting cities!