Fortunately, luxury rentals and holiday apartments in Malta are situated near museums and other cultural destinations throughout the country’s three islands.
National Museum of Fine Arts
Malta’s capital, Valletta, is home to the country’s premiere visual arts museum. Located in an historic palace, the National Museum of Fine Arts houses major works by artists from Malta and around the world. Curated since 1923, the museum’s exhibits feature paintings, sculptures, furniture, silverware, and even an eighteenth century High Baroque staircase. The National Museum of Fine Arts is also a popular venue for events, with the surrounding area being a popular destination for anyone who loves cafés and wine bars.
Thinking of vacationing in Gozo or simply taking a short trip to the second largest island of Malta? You will find several museums to choose from, such as the Gozo Museum of Archaeology and the Folklore Museum. Another interesting place of note is the Old Prison, which is located in Victoria, the capital city of Gozo. Built in the sixteenth century, the prison was in use until the 1960s, and it is best known for the graffiti and etchings on its many limestone cell walls. The collection of graffiti is considered the largest in the Maltese Islands, offering an interesting glimpse into the lives (and art) of the prison’s inmates over the centuries, most of whom were illiterate.
Whether you have children or you are simply a child at heart, consider a trip to the Playmobil FunPark in Ħal Far near the southern tip of Malta. Like Playmobil FunParks in Germany and France, visitors can experience life-sized toy models in several different themed areas, as well as shops, cafeterias, and craft workshops. There is even a 45-minute tour of the Playmobil factory. The park is located just five kilometers from Malta International Airport—not a bad thing when looking for apartment rentals in the area!