We did not have much on our agenda for today, but that does not mean, our day was not interesting. In fact, we have visited some of the most unique tourist attractions in Malta.
There was one tourist attraction in Malta, which I was eagerly awaited to visit. The one of a kind underground temple Ħal-Saflieni Hypogeum, was one of the must things to do in Malta for me. The Hypogeum is more than 5000 years old and is under UNESCO world heritage protection. Not much is known about it, but finding more than 7000 skeletons inside of it, means this was once a burial place. As much as I was looking forward to visit the Hypogeum, I must admit, I was a bit disappointed. Not sure why exactly, but it did not impressed me as much as a totally unplanned sight we visited later.
After visiting the Hypogeum, we also stopped at St. Paul’s Catacombs. Not only we were very impressed about them, this tourist attraction is totally underrated due to the Hypogeum. If you want to see some of Malta’s history and are limited with budget, the prices might decide which place to visit; Hypogeum – 30 €/pp and Catacombs – 5€/pp.
After spending the whole morning exploring the dark underground, it was time to enjoy some time under the sun again. We have continued our way straight to one of the most picturesque fishing towns in Malta – Marsaxlokk. We loved it there and not just because of its vibrant traditional fishing boats, but also because of delicious lunch – you really have to try their fish soup! Yummy!
Last, but definitely not least, we have visited Valetta, the capital of Malta. Also Valetta can be found on UNESCO world heritage protection list and who would blame it. We just love the look of the old town with its old houses.
Exploring the narrow streets, we came across to a small procession. Young boys had carried a saint on their shoulders. We love these kinds of unplanned surprises.
Well and at the end we also found out, how we will look when being old – if health will serve us well. We saw an elderly couple, each with its own camera, curiously enjoying all what life is offering to them. I truly admire people like those two – no matter how old are they; they never know, see and experience enough. I guess we can easily say that when the travel bug hits you, you never stop traveling.