8 Most Instagrammable places in Malta and Gozo
by Yellow 23 Days
Malta and Gozo are filled with fantastic Insta-worthy backdrops. Everywhere you go you’re bound to come across an architectural wonder or a picture-perfect sea view.
We sifted through countless images of our lovely islands and listed some of the most popular Instagrammable spots. Some of them have also made it to our Instagram account, which you should definitely check out to get inspired before taking your own photos!
So, whether you want to increase your followers, or you’re simply looking for nice places to visit, here come our Instagrammable suggestions!
Ta’ Pinu Sanctuary
Surrounded by the Gozitan countryside, the monumental shrine dedicated to Our Lady of Ta’ Pinu was built between 1920 and 1931. The sanctuary was constructed in front of the original chapel where in 1883 a woman from the village of Għarb heard the voice of Our Lady coming from a painting of the Assumption to Heaven of Our Lady. The chapel, now a centre of pilgrimage, remains intact behind the altar. Visitors love snapping shots of the sanctuary’s impressive entrance where one also finds 14 marble statues representing the Way of the Cross.
Valletta, Malta’s capital city, is Instagram heaven. Recognised as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. The city is Baroque in character, with elements of Mannerist, Neo-Classical and Modern architecture. Many visitors like to take photos of the majestic buildings or their details - such as carvings, sculptures, old doors and balconies. But of particular interest are the low steps. Once built for the comfort of the Knights, today they offer texture and character for the perfect picture.
Missing Azure Window
Here’s a spot for the nostalgic amongst us. Located in Dwerja in Gozo, the Azure window was a 28-metre-tall natural arch made of limestone that attracted many a tourist. Sadly, the nation mourned its loss when it collapsed in stormy weather on the 8th of March 2017. However, the magic still lives on as people still flock to the site to enjoy the breathtaking views… and have a go at recreating the missing window.
Ballutta’s bay offers a point where sea meets history. The bay has a tiny sandy beach with light green waters located right in front of the beautiful neo-gothic Carmelite Parish Church. It’s located just below the popular promenade that stretches from Sliema to St Julian’s and is very popular for brisk walks or light strolls all year round. This combination of nature and history make it a superb photo opportunity.
The small and picturesque fishing village of Marsaxlokk is a sought-after tourist destination. Popular for its daily open-air market, the village still retains its old-time charm. The sea along the promenade is lined with traditional Maltese fishing boats, known as the luzzu. All these elements come together to create a colourful background for a great selfie.
Malta’s silent city offers a glimpse into our island’s past. The narrow roads lined with houses and churches within the fortified city have remained unchanged for centuries. The city, that is closed to cars, has to be visited on foot which ensures that you get to appreciate every last detail. One particularly popular detail is a blue door surrounded by a brightly coloured creeper - people just love it.
Located at Anchor Bay, Popeye Village was built as a film set for the production of the 1980 live-action musical feature film Popeye, produced by Paramount Pictures and Walt Disney Productions starring the late Robin Williams. Today it is open to the public as an open-air museum, seaside resort, and fun park. The village consists of a collection of rustic and ramshackle wooden buildings - a magical setting for any photo.
Deemed to be the site where a miracle took place, the Basilica of the Assumption of Our Lady commonly, known as the Rotunda, is a Roman Catholic parish in Mosta. It was built between 1833 and the 1860s and narrowly avoided destruction during World War II when a German aerial bomb pierced the dome and fell into the church during Mass but failed to explode. People especially love snapping pictures of the stunning interior or the dome that has an internal diameter of 37.2 metres. Wow, right?
Isn’t it great to be able to capture life’s details and special moments on camera? What’s even greater is being able to share them with others on social media.
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