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Top Attractions In Malta For Free

Residing in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea, Malta has become an incredibly popular holiday destination for travellers from all over Europe.

It’s home to an abundance of historical ruins, and it’s teeming with intriguing history and beautiful architecture.

Planning a trip to Malta can be a little overwhelming if you don’t know where to begin, but thankfully we’ve put together the ultimate guide to help you out!

Below, you can find a list of the top free attractions in Malta, as well as the best paid attractions to enjoy in Malta too!

Free Attractions in Malta

Top Rated Malta Attractions


Selmun Bay

Malta certainly isn’t short of long and beautiful stretches of beach and rugged coastline, and Selmun Bay is one of the very best in the country.

With Malta becoming such a popular tourist destination in recent years, many of the island’s beaches have become overcrowded and not quite as enjoyable as they once were.

Selmun Bay, however, remains relatively untouched and is an idyllic paradise sandy beach slightly off...

Comino, Blue Lagoon and Caves

clock Duration: 7 hours
  • The trip brings out the local scenic beauty of Malta<
  • Tour is good for experiencing the waters
  • A family friendly tour
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Mosta Dome

Often dubbed as ‘Mosta’s Miracle’, the Mosta Dome sits proudly on top of the Roman Catholic parish church and claims to have an enigmatic and fascinating history that you’re sure to love learning about while in Malta.

It’s thought to have the fourth largest dome in the world, which is an incredibly impressive feat in itself.

The dome was also hit by a bomb during World War II, which crashed to the...

Gozo, Comino, Blue Lagoon and Caves Tour

clock Duration: 7 hours
  • This tour is to the Gozo, Comino and Blue Lagoons
  • The trip is for those who like to cover many places in a day
  • The trip is for the adventure freaks
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Mdina Old City

When visiting Malta, there’s one place that you absolutely have to visit and that’s the Old City of Mdina.

Renowned for its unique charm, quirky cobblestone streets and excellent food scene, Mdina Old City is one of the best free things to see and do in Malta.

You can weave your way through the labyrinth-like narrow streets and pick up a few souvenirs from local stall vendors, or pop into a local café for a...

Malta Sightseeing Tour: Mdina, Mosta Dome, and Ta Qali Crafts Village

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  • This is a guided Malta sightseeing tour
  • Visist the San Anton Botanical Gardens
  • Enjoy a three course meal with wine
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Without a doubt one of the most naturally beautiful and remarkable free things to do in Malta is to enjoy a leisurely wander along the lush Delimara coastline.

The peninsula looks out towards the fishing village on one side, as well as the incredibly popular Sunday market that is Marsaxlokk, and the country’s most significant electricity source on the other side.

There’s not an awful lot to do in Delimara apart from...

Gozo, Comino and Blue lagoon Cruise

clock Duration: 7 hours
  • Visit Gozo and Camino islands in this boat cruise
  • Visit locations like the Dwejra
  • Go on marine adventures in Blue Lagoon
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Dingli Cliffs

One of the best free attractions in Malta that avid hikers and adventurists are sure to love is the Dingli Cliffs.

This rugged bit of Maltese coastline provides ample views over the Mediterranean Sea, as well as offering numerous opportunities for a long hike around the cliffs.

If you’re not particularly fond of long and arduous hikes, then you can still enjoy stunning sites such as abandoned farmhouses and...

Round Malta Cruise Full Day Tour

clock Duration: 8 hours
  • This is a full day cruise tour around Malta
  • Cruise around the shore to see impressive sights
  • Visit St.Maria bay in Camino
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Ta'Qali Craft Village

A visit to the Ta'Qali Craft Village is an absolute must while you’re in Malta; it’s a completely alternative activity from your usual things to do in Malta but it’s one that you’re going to find so interesting!

Fans of art and eclectic ways of producing fun items will thoroughly enjoy a trip to the Mdina Glass Factory in Ta'Qali Craft Village.

Here, you can learn about the relatively new Maltese trade...

Discovering Gozo Full Day Excursion including Train Ride to Cittadella

clock Duration: 8 hours
  • This is a full day excursion of Gozo
  • Visit the National Shrine of the Blessed Virgin
  • Explore the three hills of Gozo
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Valletta Market

The daily, open-air market in Valletta is another great free activity to enjoy in Malta.

While you’re not likely to find your standard, run-of-the-mill kind of souvenirs at Valletta Market, you will find a vast array of local produce such as succulent cuts of meats and deliciously fresh fruit and vegetables.

You will also discover plenty of fake designer handbags, jewellery and clothing, so if picking up cheap replacements...

Gozo Day Trip from Malta Including Ggantija Temples

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  • This is a Gozo day trip from Malta
  • Visit the prehistoric Ggantija Temples
  • Get to see some of the best Mediterranean vistas
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Upper Barrakka Gardens

Sitting high up on top of the fortifications of Valletta and offering panoramic views of the harbour and high cliff surroundings, the Upper Barrakka Gardens are a beautiful area of public gardens in Valletta.

These gardens are an idyllic oasis within the city of Valletta, and they provide visitors with spectacular views over the Grand Harbour, as well as giving you the chance to relax and unwind on top of the hill.

You can take...

Taormina and Mount Etna Full Day Excursion from Malta

clock Duration: 15 hours
  • This is a full day excursion of Taormina and Mount Etna
  • Travel on the high speed catamaran to Sicily
  • Visit Taormina and Mount Etna in AC coaches
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Fortifications of Valletta

Residing just opposite the Upper Barrakka Gardens, you’ll find the old fortifications of Valletta, built hundreds of years ago by the Knights of Malta to protect the city of Valletta.

Historic buffs and fans of incredible, ancient architecture will enjoy a wander around the fortifications walk; a 1km circuit that takes you around the edge of the city.

Begin at City Gate which is said to be the entrance to the city of...

An Exclusive Private day trip around Malta

clock Duration: 7 to 8 hours
  • This is an exclusive private trip around Malta
  • Get a personal insight into the history of Malta
  • Visit the island of Gozo
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Gharghur Viewpoint

Often cited as “The Top of the World”, the Gharghur viewpoint is definitely one of the best free attractions in Malta and well worth the hike or a drive to the top.

From the Gharghur viewpoint, you’ll be able to see out for miles across the beatific Mediterranean Sea and on clear days, you might even be able to see all the way across to Sicily.

This activity in Malta is sure to be enjoyable for everyone, but...

Private Jeep Tour in Gozo (Full Day)

clock Duration: 8 hours
  • This is a private jeep tour of Gozo
  • Visitors can see the sights of Gozo in any order they desire
  • A three course lunch is provided to tourists
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FAQs about Free Things to Do in Malta

There are many things you can do for free in Malta like booking free entry into some Malta museums, joining locals to do some free activities and others. This allows you to have fun and relax on a budget or save for further experiences on your trip.

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