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Top 5 places to see in Malta

Welcome to the beautiful island of Malta! This is a great place to study, and you can begin your language journey at our English Path campus in Malta. Located in the lively seaside town of St Julian's, our campus provides the perfect environment to learn English in a place surrounded by great culture, beautiful beaches, and stunning views. In this blog, we'll guide you through the top 5 places to see in Malta. You can explore the rich culture, history, and breathtaking landscapes that this island nation has to offer and learn English at the same time! Let's get started! 

1. Valletta – The capital city of Malta

Valletta, the capital city of Malta, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a must-see destination. It is only a short drive away from our English Path school. This city is filled with charming shops, cafes, and historical sites like the great St. John's Co-Cathedral, the Grand Master's Palace, and the Upper Barrakka Gardens. They are some of the best spots in Malta. You can also walk through the narrow streets, lined with colourful Maltese balconies, and practise your English by talking to the locals who can tell you about the hidden gems in the city. 

2. Mdina – The Medieval Silent City

Mdina, nicknamed the "Silent City," is a medieval walled city located in the northern part of Malta. It is a beautiful place if you want a break from the busy city of Valletta and explore the quiet, narrow streets and breathtaking architecture. The city is best explored on foot. You can learn about Malta's history at the Mdina Dungeons or the Mdina Experience, and don't miss Mdina Cathedral. 

3. Blue Lagoon – Comino Island

You can take a boat trip from Malta to experience the amazing, crystal-clear waters of the Blue Lagoon on Comino Island. It is a must-visit for any beach lover. You can swim, snorkel, sunbathe, or take a boat trip around the lagoon. The water is so clear; you can see everything underneath! You can see fish swimming around, and the water is the prettiest shade of blue. While you're having all this fun, don't forget to talk about it in English! Describe what you see – the fish, the water, everything! 

4. Gozo – The Calm Island

Gozo is the calm and peaceful sister island of Malta, which you can visit by ferry from the mainland. There, you can see the Ġgantija Temples (meaning 'belonging to the giants'). These historic temples were built during the Neolithic period. The local folklore says that they were made by giants! Other beautiful attractions around Gozo include the Dwejra Inland Sea, the Wied il-Mielah Window and the Azure Window. You can practise your English by having friendly chats with locals at the markets and cafes. It'll give you a chance to improve your speaking skills and learn some interesting stories about Gozo! 

5. Golden Bay – previously known as Military Bay

If you're looking for a perfect beach day, head to Golden Bay, a popular sandy beach on the northwestern coast of Malta. Just over a half an hour's drive from the English Path school, it is one of the best spots in Malta to relax on a sun loungers and soak up the warmth, go for a swim in the clear blue waters, try out some water sports like windsurfing or kayaking, or even enjoy a delicious meal at one of the beachside restaurants. But, because it's so well-known, Golden Bay can get crowded, especially during summer. So, if you want to have a quieter beach experience, you can visit Ghajn Tuffieha, another beautiful beach nearby where you can relax and enjoy the views. 

Additional tips when visiting the best spots in Malta: 

  • The official language of Malta is Maltese, but English is the main language used on the island. So, you’ll find plenty of opportunities for you to practise your speaking skills. 
  • The currency in Malta is the Euro. If you want to buy something or eat delicious food, you'll need some Euros. 
  • Moving around Malta is easy! There are many types of public transport, such as buses, taxis or ferries. 

The places we talked about earlier are just a few of the many places to see in Malta. There's a whole bunch more waiting for you to explore! Going to these places is not only about enjoying the pretty sights of the island but also a great chance for you to improve your English-speaking skills each day. As you visit some of the best spots in Malta, don't forget to chat with locals and ask questions. Learn English with English Path to improve your language skills and have memorable cultural experiences in Malta. Happy exploring! 

Frequently asked questions (FAQs) about places to see in Malta

Q1. What are the best places to visit in Malta?

A1. Some of the best spots in Malta are Valletta, Mdina, the Blue Lagoon, Gozo, and Golden Bay.  

Q2. What is the best way to get around Malta?

A2. Buses are easily available and reliable. They connect most towns and villages in Malta. Taxis offer privacy to visit some of the best places to see in Malta. You can also take ferries from Malta to explore neighbouring islands. 

Q3. What are the best beaches in Malta?

A3. For popular places to enjoy turquoise waters and soft sand, try Golden Bay or Paradise Bay. For something quieter and calming, Ghajn Tuffieha is amazing.

Q4. What language is spoken in Malta?

A4. Maltese is the official language of this island nation, but everyone speaks English too! It's a wonderful place to practise your English-speaking skills. 

Q5. What historical places should I see in Malta?

A5. Malta is full of history! Valletta, the capital, has amazing forts and museums. The "Silent City," Mdina, has ancient walls and narrow streets. If you want to visit something older, you can always visit the Megalithic Temples in Gozo.