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Holiday Inn Express Malta

Local Area

EXPLORE St. Julian's

Don't Go Home Without

Half an hour’s taxi ride from the hotel, at the Cirkewwa Ferry Terminal, you can catch a boat to the tiny island of Comino, situated in-between Malta and Gozo. It’s car-free, virtually uninhabited, and the rocky coastline is peppered with caves, but its main attraction is the stunning Blue Lagoon, an idyllic white-sand bay where you can snorkel, swim, or just lie back and bask in the sun.

Must See

The ancient fortified city of Mdina sits on a plateau, 20 minutes’ drive from the hotel. Within its walls you can explore winding medieval streets and visit Baroque St. Paul's Cathedral, home to a fascinating museum where you’ll discover Roman relics, sacred art and carvings by Albrecht Durer. Take a break at a terrace table in the Fontanella Tea Garden to enjoy fabulous views across the island.

Must Do

An evening trip to the Three Cities of Birgu, Senglea and Cospicua, a 20-minute drive from the hotel, is not to be missed. The docks of the oldest of this trio of ancient harbour towns, Birgu, date from medieval times. You can take a stroll through the area's narrow streets, home to a host of churches and palaces, before enjoying dinner in a restaurant overlooking the boats in Vittoriosa Marina.

Local Tips

If you’re feeling adventurous, it’s easy to explore local attractions on foot. Take a pleasant stroll round St. Julian’s Bay to Sliema, stop off for pastries and coffee, then catch the ferry from Marsamxett Harbour across to Valletta. There you'll discover the open-air market at Merchants Street and more than 300 UNESCO-listed monuments, including ornately decorated St. John’s Co-Cathedral.

Nearby Attractions

  • Valletta
  • Mdina - The Silent City
  • Gozo
  • The Three Cities
  • Ħaġar Qim and Mnajdra Temple Complex
  • Ħal Saflieni Hypogeum

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