Malta Trip Report Part 1: Walking Through Valletta and Attending Feast of St. Peter & St. Paul

Good morning everyone.  After spending a few days in Athens (post 1 and post 2) and a few days in Crete (post 1 and post 2), we headed to Malta for a week.  My girlfriend has relatives in Malta, so her family showed us around and treated us to several dinners and an amazing feast.  All of the things I will show you are available to the public and accessible via public transportation.  If you are in Malta for a few days, I highly recommend getting a 7 day bus pass for 21 Euros.  If you pay as you ride, each ride is 1.5 to 3 Euros, so if you make a few round trip bus rides, the 7 day pass pays for itself very quickly.  The bus network goes all over the country and runs relatively on time.

The first stop in Malta was to Valletta, the fortified city near the coast.  Valletta had lots of shops, restaurant, and history.

You can walk near the cannons and look out onto the harbor.

Beautiful views from the harbor make Valletta a great place to spend a few hours.

Malta loves their feasts and have several feasts throughout the country over the year.  Check out this schedule to see if there is a feast near you.  When we were in Malta at the end of June, we saw the Saint Peter and Saint Paul feast / festival in Mdina.  The night before, we had a rooftop dinner and you could see the church lit up from far away.  Then the following night, we visited the church and enjoyed the tasty food and snacks.

2 hours before the feast, the area was pretty empty, but it fills up fast!

During the feast, they took out the big statue from the church, walk the statue around the city, and had a band playing Maltese music.

A group of very strong men carry the statue through the streets and people walked behind the statue.

I’ve never been to a feast before, but it was very interesting.  When the sun goes down, the sky lights up with fireworks.  The fireworks go on for almost an hour and you can see them for miles away.  If you have any questions about visiting Valletta or a feast in Malta, please leave a comment below.  Have a great day everyone.

Coming up next, I will share photos from my ATV tour around Gozo and kayak trip to the Blue Lagoon on Comino.

3 thoughts on “Malta Trip Report Part 1: Walking Through Valletta and Attending Feast of St. Peter & St. Paul

    1. Grant Post author

      It’s a small country in the Mediterranean, but there is a lot of history and culture. Check out my post tomorrow for more activities to do on Malta.

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