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Thursday, August 26, 2010

Multipass Malta

Between boat maintenance projects we managed to do some sightseeing. The Heritage MultiPass available online from http://www.maltaticket.com/ is an excellent value. We hired a car, driver and guide for an eight hour private tour of the island and toured the sights in Valletta on our own. On our driveabout we saw: Tarxien Temples, Hagar Qim temple park, Ghar Dalam cave, Mdena, Domus Romana, a Palazzo and St. Pauls Catacombs. In Valletta we recommende starting with the Malta Experience movie. The War Museum is nearby and a short walk will get you midtown to St. John's Co-Cathedral, Grandmaster's Palace, Museum of Archeology and St. Paul's Shipwreck Church. The Hypogeum required ticket purchased weeks in advance or cueing up at the Museum of Fine Arts at 0830 for 20 tickets set aside for the day. We passed on this attraction. Near the Grand Harbour Marina we had the Maritime Museum and Inquisitor's Palace. The local town of Birgu had its Festival of St. Lawrence while we were there with all the processions, parades, bands, fireworks, etc.