When staying at The Capital Boutique Hotel, nestled in a historic 19th-century townhouse in a peaceful corner of Valletta, the vibrant tapestry of Malta’s rich history, stunning landscapes, and distinct culture unfolds right on your doorstep. In addition to our luxurious amenities and warm hospitality, the hotel’s strategic location makes it a perfect base to explore the top attractions that the Maltese Islands have to offer. Let’s embark on this captivating journey.
1. Valletta’s Grand Harbour
Just a short stroll from The Capital Boutique Hotel, Valletta’s Grand Harbour is not only one of the most spectacular ports in the world but also one of the most historically significant. Immerse yourself in centuries of naval history, take a traditional Maltese ‘dghajsa’ (a local water taxi) ride across the harbour, and soak in the incredible panoramic views.
2. St. John’s Co-Cathedral
A testament to Malta’s deep-rooted Catholic heritage, St. John’s Co-Cathedral, located in the heart of Valletta, is a Baroque masterpiece that you simply cannot miss. Inside this opulent cathedral, you’ll find stunning art pieces, including Caravaggio’s largest painting, “The Beheading of Saint John the Baptist.”
3. Mdina, The Silent City
Known as “The Silent City,” Mdina is Malta’s old capital and a beautifully preserved walled city with narrow, winding streets and impressive architecture. Explore its intriguing mix of medieval and Baroque buildings, stunning vistas, and get a taste of the aristocratic atmosphere that has permeated Mdina for centuries.
4. The Blue Grotto
If you’re a nature enthusiast, a visit to the Blue Grotto, located on the south coast of the island, is a must. Here, you can take a boat trip to explore these breathtaking sea caves and enjoy the dazzling play of light on the azure waters.
5. Gozo and Comino
Do not miss out on a visit to Malta’s sister islands, Gozo and Comino. They offer a quieter, more rural feel compared to the bustling main island. Gozo’s rich history, picturesque landscapes, and the famous Ggantija Temples, older than the Egyptian pyramids, will transport you back in time. Meanwhile, Comino is home to the stunning Blue Lagoon, a paradise for snorkelers and divers.
6. Hal Saflieni Hypogeum
For history buffs, the Hal Saflieni Hypogeum, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is a must-visit. This underground necropolis, dating back to 4000 B.C., is a testament to the island’s ancient culture and offers a fascinating glimpse into prehistoric Malta.
7. Local Cuisine
Lastly, make sure to delve into the vibrant Maltese cuisine. Try pastizzi, the local savoury pastry, sample rabbit stew, a traditional dish, and don’t miss out on the island’s fresh seafood. Numerous eateries and restaurants near the hotel offer these local delights.
The Capital Boutique Hotel, with its historic charm and modern comforts, serves as the perfect sanctuary to retreat to after days of exploring. Whether you’ve spent your time wandering through ancient streets, sailing across clear waters, or diving into Malta’s rich gastronomy, our tranquil hotel promises to be a peaceful ending to your adventurous days.
Stay with us, and unlock the true treasures of Malta!