Malta is home to several spots which offer spectacular panoramic views. Read on to discover where to enjoy the best views that will take your breath away!
Whilst Malta might be small, its countryside, coastline, and city scape views are unparalleled. If you are considering booking flights to Malta this summer, here is a bit of inspiration and wanderlust to give you the nudge you need. Don’t forget to pack your camera and prepare to set Instagram alight with photos of the best panoramic views on the Maltese islands.
The Grand Harbour
If you head to Valletta, the incredible Baroque capital city, be sure to visit the Upper Barrakka Gardens for a view like no other. Perched right at the top of the city, the gardens offer the most incredible views across the Grand Harbour, The Three Cities, Kalkara, Marsa, and Floriana. You can look at the ancient fortifications that survived the relentless Ottoman advances, and you can marvel at the super yachts as they cruise in and out of the harbour. The best time to catch this view is at sunset when the sky puts on a show of colour and light that is not to be missed.
The city of Valletta is best explored on foot, but you can check out a wonderful perspective of it from the neighbouring town of Sliema. As you gaze across Valletta’s Marsamxett Harbour, you can see boats whizzing past and the silhouette of Valletta’s skyline in the background. This is one of the most photographed views on the island and it is not hard to see why- from the fortified walls of the old city, to the spires of the Cathedral piercing the sky- it is quite something to behold.
The Silent City of Mdina is located in the middle of Malta, not far from Rabat. From the top of its bastions you can see 180 degrees views all the way to the south of Malta. It really is the most incredible view and it gives you a perfect sense of the mixture of landscapes that Malta has to offer. From lush and fertile farmland, to rolling hills, and modern urban landscapes- this view is not to be missed.
If a beautiful sea scape is what you are after, then Dingli cliffs will not disappoint. You can see right out to the small, uninhabited island of Filfla and you also see The Blue Grotto and Ghar Lapsi below. Behind you is beautiful countryside, so, you can go that extra mile and decide to hike the picturesque landscape, all the way to the Hagar Qim temples – some of the oldest structures in the world.