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Photos from Malta

Overlooking the Basilica of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Valletta

Malta is a super small country and I knew nothing about the island so decided to visit and check off another European country. I found a cheap flight online and decided to visit for a long weekend during the tourist low season.

Information online said that public transport in Malta is really good so I decided to stay in Valletta for 3 nights and then take the bus out of there. It worked well for a few nights but it would probably have made more sense to stay in different places around the island. Perhaps i'll do that next time.

Main roads running the length of the Valletta
Maltese style covered balconies
View outside of my apartment window in Valletta

Valletta

There's not much to see in the capital city. I just got lost and walked the endless streets and alleys all day. Valletta is built on a small peninsula and the main roads in the city run parallel which gives really interesting views along the long city streets.

Valletta has a very nice aesthetic; the combination of old buildings, closed balconies and religious structures gives it a really unique atmosphere. You can find religious all over Malta and in Valletta especially. Almost every street corner is clad with sculptures of religious effegies.

Christ sculpture on the street corner
Looking down over the tourists
Old ice cream van in Valletta
Streets of Valletta
Is Jesus flipping off the CCTV?
Red phone box showing the British past
Red phone box showing the British past

Mdina

Mdina is the old medieval fortified capital of Malta. Perhaps the name comes from the Arabic word madina, meaning town.

The city is surrounded by big city walls and you have to enter via a big city gate. Once inside it's clear that the city is very old; you can get lost in the tiny narrow streets super easy.

Parish Church of St Paul outside of Mdina old town
Inside the Parish Church of St Paul
Narrow streets of Mdina
Mdina Gate
Virgin Mary outside somebodies house




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