Practical Info

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The Manoel Theatre in Valletta, one of the oldest in Europe, is the principal site for plays, ballets and concerts. Organ and choral recitals are also held at St. John's Co-Cathedral and the Mdina Cathedral. English-language radio programs and a monthly cultural events program offer information on events of interest to visitors.

Audio-video presentations shown in Valletta include The Malta Experience, highlighting episodes in the country's 7,000-year history, and Malta George Cross, depicting Malta's heroic role sin World War II.

There are bars and nightclubs all over the island, but mainly concentrated in Sliema/St. Julian's, where you'll also find the casino, and in St. Paul's Bay/Bugibba.

Food & Drink

Specialties include fish, rabbit stew, cheese-filled pastries and timpana, a meat and macaroni pie. Hotels offer both continental and hearty British-style breakfasts. Fruit is varied and abundant. /P>


The Maltese are known for their gold and silver filigree and handmade lace. Other specialties include pottery, glass, ceramics, dolls, copper and brass articles.

A display of local crafts is mounted at the Government Crafts Centre in Valletta. There is also the Ta Qali Crafts Village, just outside Rabat on Malta, and the Ta Dbiegi Crafts Village in Gozo for local crafts.