Birgu (Vittoriosa)

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‘Venice of the South’: ferry & water taxis across Malta’s harbours

Malta’s water taxi ferry services make the journey not the destination the reason for crossing to Valletta & the Three Cities by water from Sliema.

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Gruelling stuff eating satchel. Rather him than me!

Life at Sea at the Maritime Museum

Life at Sea, safely viewed on land. If a sailor’s life’s for you, get down to Birgu’s Maritime Museum on Sunday 19 May.

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Birgu Sunday flea market, Malta

Flea market finds

Birgu’s Sunday flea market is as much for the passionate collector as the casual browser. But you’ll need to get up early!

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Kids ahoy! A ship with science & art workshops

Birgu’ Waterfront has a new arrival that’s not a super yacht! MS Hulda is a 100-year-old sailing ship birthed here for the Malta Arts Festival to take us on a journey of art and science. Kids workshops too.

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Must-sees: Birgu, the first home of the Knights in Malta

Birgu has quietly revived in recent years and is a gem to visit for tourists and locals alike. It wasn’t named the ‘Victorious city’ for nothing! Former resident Annabel Mallia walks us through…

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My Birgu

The light and shadows of dusk play tricks on the mind. Leslie Vella whiles away three hours in Birgu one evening, retracing his childhood and wondering if nostalgia is getting the better of him.

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Birgu Festival revives a city

This weekend, 7-9 October, sees Birgu (Vittoriosa) come alive. It highlights Birgu’s glorious past and celebrates Malta’s oldest maritime city.

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