Valletta
Empty pockets? 5 totally free things to do in Valletta this month
No pennies needed!

Kristina Cassar Dowling

Valletta is a wonderland, possessing architectural magnitude, religious beauty on every corner, narrow streets, in which to lose yourself, and artistic exposés which can captivate you for hours on end. It's a cultural haven open for you to roam free in - and you don't even need to spend a penny. Check out these 5 freebies.

Photography scavenger hunt

Get your camera charged or give your Insta a facelift with some Valletta shots. Capture the quirks, see them through a lens and they might come to life. Jump head first into the beauty our capital has to offer and preserve your memories in digital or print format.

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Exhibitions

The capital sometimes hosts free exhibitions in some of Valletta’s creative spaces; Blitz and Spazju Kreattiv being two of the most accommodating. And over the next few days, Spazju Kreattiv will continue to host Antiporta: A Fading Negotiation, an exhibition on inner doors in Malta, which, of course, can be enjoyed free of charge.

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Visit the churches

You don’t have to be religious to appreciate a church’s beauty. Now, although the colossal beauty of St John’s can only be enjoyed for a small fee, there are a number of alternatives you can appreciate without forking out a penny and the little chapels are sometimes even more intriguing.

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Wander and get lost

Getting lost in a city is riveting. And seeing as there are no scary streets in Valletta, in which you’ll be clutching your bag for dear life and hoping to find a busy thoroughfare for protection amidst the crowds, you can wander around at your heart's content and wonder what histories the city faced.

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Play with a cat in a garden

Pooped from all the culture? Sit in a public garden, find a feline friend and capture that last winning Insta shot of your new bestie cuddling up to you in the February cold. No matter how thick your jacket may be, a hot cup of tea may be required after this little rendezvous.

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Keep your change for a quick tea and the bus fare back home. As you can see, a Valletta visit won’t break the bank.

2nd February 2019


Kristina Cassar Dowling
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Kristina Cassar Dowling
A local writer in love with the Maltese islands, Kristina is a hunter for all things cultural both in Malta and outside its shores. A curious foodie, music fanatic, art lover and keen traveller with an open mind and a passion for writing.

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