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AX The Saint John

A Boutique Business Travel Hub

Built to the exacting vision of a former renaissance merchant, the boutique Valletta hotel AX The Saint John is as popular with contemporary executives as it was with VIP corporates centuries ago.

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Upper Barrakka Gardens, Valletta

Valletta Sightseeing: A Quick Guide

If you’re travelling to Malta and you want to experience the rich history that the islands hold, then staying in Valletta is the perfect place for you. The capital city, which also happens to be a UNESCO World Heritage City, is often described as an ‘open-air museum’ and a Gem of Baroque architecture. When staying...

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Museum of Archaeology, Malta

How to Spend a Rainy Day in Valletta

With 300 days of sunshine throughout the year, you might feel really unlucky if you encounter a rainy day during your holiday in Malta. As much as you may wish for a sunny mid-winter break – unfortunately Malta does have its occasional rainy days. And when it rains, it pours! But don’t let that worry...

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Republic Day, Malta

Republic Day in Malta

Republic Day in Malta is an important event in the island’s history. On the 13th of November 1974, merely 10 years after Malta gained Independence from Great Britain, Queen Elizabeth II ceased to be recognised as the island’s monarch and head of state. After more than 150 years under British rule, this date marks a...

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In Guardia Parade, Malta

The In Guardia Parade at Fort St Elmo

The In Guardia Parade is a 16th century historical event that can be traced back to the Knights of St John. The noble order – also called the Knights Hospitaller and the Order of Hospitallers – arrived in Malta in the year 1530 and settled on the islands for 250 years. During this time, the...

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Baroque Festival

Valletta International #BaroqueFestival

If you're in love with the works of classical era composers such as Vivaldi, Bach or Handel, The Valletta International Baroque Festival is for you. A firmly established event has been running for eight years now and is considered to be one of the most prestigious cultural events of the year.

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AX The Saint John - Cheeky Monkey

Let’s go Bar Hopping in Valletta!

Valletta, Malta’s capital city offers a mix of high-end bars and casual pubs. So, if you’re reluctant to choose just one, bar hopping is the perfect way to spend your holidays in Malta. Take a look at these top bars in Valletta, all of which are located in the vicinity of AX The Saint John,...

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Independence Monument, Floriana

Independence Day in Malta

After more than 150 years under British rule, Malta gained independence in 1964. The 21st of September 1964 is one of the most important dates in the history of Malta. The island’s strategic location in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea meant that great powers of times gone by battled it out to gain rule...

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St. Dominic's Church

Celebrate the Feast of St Dominic in Valletta

The Feast of St Dominic will be held on 4th August 2019, with the major celebrations peaking on the 3rd August, the eve of the holiday. If you’re booking your stay at AX The Saint John in Valletta this August, take a walk through the vibrant streets and you will see people of all ages...

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Valletta

Visit the Most Romantic Places in Malta

Whether it’s during the day or night, Valletta is a magical capital city. Considering that it’s one of the smallest capitals around, there’s always something new to discover in Valletta. In fact, Valletta for couples is a popular search and destination.

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Rabbit Stew

What Food is Malta Famous For?

There are many meals to try while you are visiting the sunny islands but Maltese Rabbit Stew should definitely come at the top of your list. Locally known as “Stuffat tal-fenek” the island’s national dish is deeply rooted in the Maltese cultural identity and is a symbolic meal perfect for any social gathering.

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St. Paul

Feast of St Paul’s Shipwreck in Malta

The feast of St Paul's Shipwreck in Malta is one of the most popular religious feasts on the island. Happening on the 10th of February, you can enjoy the events and activities happening in Valletta while staying at AX The Saint John.

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AX The Saint John

Spend Your Valentine’s Day in Valletta

Valentine's Day is just around the corner. Surprise your loved one with a special evening. This year, spend Valentine's Day in Valletta. From booking your stay at AX The Saint John to enjoying a few drinks at Cheeky Monkey, you can plan it all in the capital of Malta!

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Presepju

Traditional Nativity Scene

Local artist’s masterpiece makes its way back home just in time for Christmas in Malta. A short interview with Manwel Dimech telling us all about his artwork and the importance of keeping the Maltese crib alive.

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Hobz Biz-Zejt

#EatLocal

Yes, Maltese love their #food and they take the time to enjoy it before getting on with their days. Colourful flavours, inspiration coming from the local production, recipes that survived generations and influences of neighbouring countries – all this buzz came together to create a vibrant cuisine in the centre of Mediterranean making it a...

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War Museum

Top 5 Valletta Museums To Visit

Valletta, the capital city of Malta, is a World Heritage site and many, tourists and locals alike, describe it as one big museum. The city is brimming with history, Baroque architecture and monumental buildings. Every quaint street will tell you an interesting story.

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Colour Fest

Colour Fest: A Festival of Colour

Spring is here – not only officially with the start of the season but also with our lovely sunny weather, warmer temperatures and evident greenery. This means that its time for the annual spring festival – Colour Fest, the festival of colour.

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Hairdresser

Iconic Hairdresser in Valletta

If you haven’t heard about Denise Ciangura’s hairdressing shop, you’re probably acquainted with the infamous sign in Triq San Gwann, in Malta’s capital city. This hairdresser in Valletta has been open for 35 years now and it has seen Valletta change throughout the times.

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Valletta

Spending a Day in Valletta

If you’re visiting Malta, spending a day in Valletta is a must. Being the European Capital of Culture, Malta’s capital is the place to be, especially in 2018. Even though Valletta is a small city compared to other places, there are so many things to explore and experience in the capital.

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Hwawar

Tal-Hwawar in Valletta

Valletta is scattered with hidden gems. While the whole world is striving to re-brand and modernise itself, some work hard to desperately stick to their roots. This reason, among others, is why Valletta still stands as a place of interest – a historical and time-honoured city.

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Wedding

#DestinationWedding

With 300 days of sunshine a year, 365 churches to choose from and the reinforcement of the Civil Union Act, Malta is the best wedding destination in Europe!

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History Restored

#HistoryRestored

Recently restored Palazzo Ferreria introduced the island to the colourful timber balconies what now has become a symbolic mark of the Maltese architecture.

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Flowers

#FloweryDays

Friendly, kind and humble - the loveliest florist in Valletta offers you beautiful and fresh flowers to brighten up your day.

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Casa Rocca Piccola

Casa Rocca Piccola

A 16th century palace worth including into the sightseeing tour of Valletta. A great insight into the history of Malta with antique interiors and underground tunnels.

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