Discovering and capturing Malta’s prettiest doors

14 November 2018

With such a rich and varied architecture, during your holidays in Malta, be prepared to be amazed by the multiple colourful photo opportunities that present themselves as you wander around. There is one thing that will definitely not escape your notice as you walk up and down the beautiful streets: doors. Malta is home to amazingly unique doors and façades conveying the character of Maltese culture whilst making for the perfect Instagram shot. In fact, one particular photographer made it her mission to capture as many charming doors as possible before they disappear so much so that she dedicated an entire Instagram account to this; @maltadoors


Malta doors

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MaltaDoors is a curated visual blog on Instagram with almost 15k followers, documenting the rich façades and doorways that can be found around the Maltese Islands. Each door has its own distinctive character and it’s impossible to find two the same. MaltaDoors offers a great opportunity to discover these fascinating features of the island, by capturing details of the exterior of Maltese buildings originating from different periods; medieval, baroque, neo-classical as well as modernist. 

The artist 

Malta doors

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The artist behind this fine portfolio is Lisa Gwen Baldacchino and her superpower is that of playing local tourist in a wide range of locations and picking up on the most amazing details that can be found on the backstreets of Malta’s towns and villages. Not only does this artist capture architectural gems, but also life itself. Every day in Malta can be a magical one and this is the perfect way of discovering hidden gems free of charge. 

Where to find the best doors?

Malta doors

Image Copyright: MaltaDoors Facebook Page

The answer to this question is simple: you can capture your own magical pictures of doors basically anywhere around Malta and Gozo. With a good eye for detail and a camera in hand, you’re bound to discover wonders. 

In particular, Valletta, our capital, is full of diverse eye-catching doors and balconies that have become a symbol of the city.  Each door is complemented with plants, flowers and details that will make your stroll around the city unforgettable. Other localities where you’re guaranteed to stumble upon interesting finds include The Three Cities, Marsaxlokk, Mdina, Sliema, Zurrieq and much more. Consider creating your own doors’ notebook as a memory from visiting the island and if you’re sharing on Instagram, don’t forget to tag #maltadoors

Malta doors

Image Copyright: MaltaDoors Facebook Page

Book flights to Malta now and immerse yourself within the captivating culture of the Maltese. As you navigate away from the main streets and explore the island’s most aesthetically-pleasing doors, don’t forget to have a chat with the locals as, after all, every door holds a great story!

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