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Mnajdra's winter solstice; the same as it's ever been, tented temples or not t

Winter Solstice at Mnajdra Temples

Nothing will prise you out of bed early in winter? Perhaps only a chance to see Winter Solstice at Mnajdra, Malta’s most evocative temple.

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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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Explore Roman Malta on the Feast of St Paul

Pagan meets Christian on 10 February, the feast of St Paul, Malta’s patron saint. A rare chance to visit San Pawl Milqi, site of a Roman villa St Paul is said to have visited too!

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A Beacon of Light in Malta’s Heritage

Holiday in a Maltese lighthouse? Din l-Art, Malta’s national trust, is to offer holiday accommodation in the restored Delimara Lighthouse.

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Let there be Light

Calling all you early risers. Spring Equinox at Mnajdra Temples, 20 & 21 March. Heritage Malta is opening up at 05.15 for a lucky 40 early birds.

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A medieval gem: Bir Miftuh Chapel

Baroque may dominate Malta, but medieval captivates. Bir Miftuh Chapel is an outstanding medieval building. Run by Din L-Art Helwa, a cultural heritage NGO, it’s open the first Sunday of the month.

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Malta’s cultural heritage priorities

As more of Malta’s cultural heritage crumbles, Astrid Vella of Malta’s newest environmental NGO, Flimkien għal Ambjent Aħjar, asks some questions of those in charge.

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Made in Malta Products

In this age of globalisation, some products are still unique to a place. Here’s our round up of stuff that shouts ‘Made in Malta’ at you and is part of the nation’s collective ‘heritage’.

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