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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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