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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Restaurant
“Visit this local sea food restaurant if you take a trip to the three cities. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“Gardjola Gardens in Senglea's bastions offer a different view of the Grand Harbour than what is usually seen on most brochures. This must be however one of the most unexpected gems you will see in Malta and will make you feel like you are literally in the middle of the harbour, flanked by baroque architecture on both sides and the beautiful Mediterranean Sea ahead of you. From no other place in Malta will you get the panoramic views of the towering and majestic fortifications built by the Order of the Knights of St John. This is a real treasure trove of architectural beauty. The gardens were planned by Grandmaster De La Sengle in 1551 with a lovely guard tower built on the tip of the bastions. The guard tower, ‘Il-gardjola’, has various symbols sculpted on in such as an eye, an ear and the crane bird, representing guardianship and observance protecting the Maltese shores. The gardens have palm trees and provide a spot to relax under the shade while enjoying the view.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“The Birgu Waterfront. Well known for restaurants, bars and coffee shops. Some of the best restaurants that Malta has to offer.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Transportation
“Rolling Geeks are self drive electric cars, complete with pre-programmed GPS that not only take you on the perfect tour of the Three Cities, but explain what you’re looking at too. So you get all the benefits of an organised excursion, but with the freedom of being in your own quirky electric car”
  • 6 locals recommend
Mediterranean Restaurant
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  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Excellent food - well priced, pizza and pasta and they will veganize their food choices for you.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Route
“Eat out on the balcony with a view over the Marina and Grand Harbour. Great for summer evening dinner.”
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
“Great location with indoor and outdoor seating. Jazz played on various evenings. Can arrive by boat if you so wish! A lovely walk through the marina. One of the top ten restaurants in Malta. ”
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
“Includes Vegetarian food options. Fresh ingredients. Great views from outside tables.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Police Station
“Senglea - L-Isla The island on which Senglea lies was joined by a land bridge to Cospicua during the time of the Knights of St. John and as a result, it became peninsular in shape. In 1311 St. Julian's church or chapel was founded in Isola. This was the first building to be constructed on what later became Senglea. On 8 May 1552 the foundation stone of Fort St.Michael was laid. Work on the fort, which was designed by Architect Pedro Pardo, was completed in 1553..... - A view of Senglea from the Grand Harbour - Senglea Point - View of Senglea from the Upper Barrakka Gardens - The Regatta, Senglea's most popular sport - Inside Senglea's Basilica ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
  • 2 locals recommend
Premise
“Elaborate interior décor still used regularly typical Maltese style church ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Mediterranean Restaurant
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  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
  • 1 local recommends
Point of Interest

Top restaurants

Restaurant
“Visit this local sea food restaurant if you take a trip to the three cities. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Mediterranean Restaurant
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Excellent food - well priced, pizza and pasta and they will veganize their food choices for you.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Great location with indoor and outdoor seating. Jazz played on various evenings. Can arrive by boat if you so wish! A lovely walk through the marina. One of the top ten restaurants in Malta. ”
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
“Includes Vegetarian food options. Fresh ingredients. Great views from outside tables.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
  • 2 locals recommend
Mediterranean Restaurant
  • 1 local recommends

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