Things To Do: History & Culture

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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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 seven years now and is considered to be one of the most prestigious cultural events of the year.

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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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Valletta

Top 5 things to do in Valletta during your stay

As one of the latest boutique hotels in Malta’s capital city, AX The Saint John encourages its guests to venture out and explore what our island has to offer. Our beautiful capital city Valletta is a historic site with a story waiting to be told around every corner.

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Fireworks

Valletta New Year’s Eve Celebration

The celebrations are back! This New Year’s Eve, Valletta is transforming its streets into a massive party in which you can celebrate and start off the New Year in style. The event aims to bring magic and festivity to the capital.

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Christmas Tree

Blown Glass Christmas Tree

It has become almost a yearly tradition to have a tree, for the festive season, set up in Valletta. The first blown glass tree was set up in 2011 by the local glass blowers, Mdina Glass. It takes the form of a seven metre glass tree that has over 2,000 handmade glass baubles, attached to an inner structure.

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Rabbit Stew

Maltese Rabbit Stew

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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