Top 7 Panoramic Views In Malta
- May 23, 2020
...take yourself to the top panoramic views
There’s no denying Malta and Gozo’s natural beauty. However, if you’re mainly visiting urban centres such as Sliema, it’s really difficult to appreciate the islands’ natural facet and architectural splendour. Therefore, taking yourself to the perfect viewing areas is necessary to enjoy what Malta and Gozo have to offer.
Let’s discover these areas together.
- Upper Barrakka Gardens Valletta
The Upper Barrakka Gardens in Valletta stand as a historic reminder of the Knights of St John (who established these public gardens smack bam in the middle of the urban centre of Valletta). Any local will tell you that one of the most extraordinary things about these gardens is the fact that you can easily witness the Saluting Battery, the Grand Harbour, Fort St Angelo, the Three Cities and the infinite, deep blue Mediterranean from one spot.
Undoubtedly, Mdina’s shady and winding alleyways are a cultural, historical and architectural treasure trove of quaint shops, intriguing museums and antique palazzos, churches and chapels. However, if you’re still looking for that special something that will take your breath away, you should pay a visit to Fontanella Tea Garden‘s terrace. From here, you’ll be able to experience the spectacular view of Mdina and its neighbouring villages and valleys. Sit back, relax and take everything in, as you taste some Maltese goodies, fresh from Fontanella’s kitchens.
- Dingli Cliffs
Dingli locals take pride in the fact that the magnificent Dingli Cliffs mark the highest point in Malta (300m above sea level). The towering, rugged cliffs are home to a plethora of indigenous flora and fauna and serve as a quiet spot for locals and tourists alike. The prehistoric carts-ruts adorn the cliffs’ surface, offering any visitor a peek into a distant past. Inhale; exhale; and savour the beauty of the sea and the enchanting sunset.
- Manoel Island
Few foreigners know about Manoel Island. Yet, this one of a kind spot is one of the most magical places in Malta. This small, leaf-shaped island, is located in the middle of Marsamxett Harbour and is characterised by Fort Manoel, Lazzaretto as well as its slightly defunct yet seductive characteristics. The secluded bay right in front of Fort Manoel is not only a fantastic swimming spot but an excellent location to view the imposing Valletta skyline up close and personal.
- Citadel Victoria Gozo
No list would be complete without including some spots in Gozo. The Citadel (or Citadella) is a fortified area of Gozo’s capital, Victoria. This area is thought to have been the Punic-Roman city of Gaulos’ acropolis, but its origins can be traced back to the Bronze Age. Its unique aura reflects the area’s rich history. The majestic citadel offers excellent viewing possibilities, enabling the visitor to take in a 360-degree panoramic view of Gozo and Malta in the distance.
The tiny village of Qala in Gozo offers an insight into the daily lives of Gozitans. It’s good to note that Qala is the remotest village from Gozo’s capital, but it’s also to closest village to the neighbouring island Malta. That’s perfectly the reason why the view from Xerri il-Bukkett Restaurant is so spectacular, since, in addition to Qala’s picturesque countryside, you can also catch a glimpse of Malta and Comino’s Blue Lagoon.
- Mgarr Gozo
Mgarr Harbour serves as the gateway to Calypso’s enchanting island as it’s the first thing you encounter as soon as you land in Gozo. From Gleneagles in the village of Mgarr, you can admire an uninterrupted view of the harbour, the curious mixture of luxurious yachts and traditional boats and the hustle and bustle of the port area and the Gozo ferry as it departs from Gozitan shores.