Malta Inside Out



Mnajdra temples on Soltice morning

Malta with Children: Try out the Temples

Malta’s megalithic temples can fire kids’ imagination. Our guide to making the most of Hagar Qim, Mnajdra and Tarxien temples with kids in tow.

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Lace-making in Nadur, Gozo, Maltese Islands

Nadur, Gozo: discover more than its carnival

The carnival party has left town, but what of Nadur, Gozo, the rest of the year? Elaine Gatt discovers a fascinating village in which to while away a day.

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Fort St Angelo. Micro 'state' within a micro state.

A Knight of Malta in the making

Knight of Malta: When a US anthropologist finds his work drawing the attention of the Grand Master, it’s time to find out why.

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National Library, Malta, old books in decay

The National Library: life saving a treasure

You can’t judge a book by its cover. Especially when it’s in dire need of preservation. But Malta’s precious archives are slowly being saved.

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Cathedral, Victoria, Gozo within Cittadella. Photo: Leslie Vella

The Masterful Master Plan for Cittadella

Malta loves Master Plans for heritage and the environment. Perhaps in Cittadella, Gozo, the master plan comes of age?

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Victory Day regatta, Malta. Photo: Ian Oakhill

Rivalry at the Regatta

Regatta Day, ‘Victory Day’ , a public holiday on 8 September is about living history. Because some people are victors on the day each year.

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Salt Gather in Gozo by Mario George Vella

The Salt Gatherers

Salt gatherers, rare and rarely captured like this. A centuries-old labour that reminds us Malta’s coast is not all marinas and hotels.

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Madonna: photo Ian Davies

7 parishes & one saint

Piety, prayer, peace and…petards? St Mary leaves her quiet life behind when her feast day, 15 August, comes round.

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Childrens’ Events at Malta’s Museums

Hard-pushed parents get some help this weekend with a range of kids’ activities on hand at Malta’s museums and heritage sites. If you miss these, there’s still a lot of arts, crafts and heritage events going on for little ones.

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Observations on a prehistoric statue

Sex and the statue. Age really doesn’t matter when it comes to oozing sexuality, as a c.5,000 year-old clay figurine in Malta’s National Museum of Archaeology demonstrates.

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Malta’s World Heritage Sites

Malta has had three properties inscribed in the UNESCO World Heritage list since 1980. Here’s some thoughts on why they are must-sees for anyone visiting Malta and Gozo.

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10 Must-sees in Valletta of Old

With Renzo Piano’s plans for a ‘new Valletta’ unveiled, we felt it’s a good time to focus on 10 historic places to seek out in this World Heritage City.

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