Malta and Gozo/3 update information

29/10/2015 08:51

Written by Bradt Travel Guides

Chapter 3: Practical Information
Chapter 5: Valletta
Chapter 8: Southeast Malta
Chapter 10: Mdina and Rabat 
Chapter 14: Gozo 

Chapter 3: Practical Information

Getting there and away

Air Malta

[Updated 22/02/2016] p. 48 The telephone contact for Air Malta is now 020 7660 0543 in the UK or 21662211 in Malta.

Chapter 5: Valletta

What to see and do

St John's Co-Cathedral

[Updated 22/02/2016] p.126 Admission charges for St John's Co-Cathedral are now €10 for adults, €7.30 for seniors and students, and €12 for children.

Valletta Commonwealth Walkway

[Updated 11/03/2016] A brass information panel on the bridge at City Gate marks the start of the Valletta Commonwealth Walkway. It is the first to be completed in a project to create 100 walkways in the 70 countries of the Commonwealth. The Queen officially opened the walkway during her visit to Malta for the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in November 2015. She unveiled the route marker (emblazoned with EIIR) at Customs House on the banks of the Grand Harbour close to where her father King George VI first set foot on the island when he arrived for his wartime visit in 1943. The route circles Valletta then crosses it ‘like a George Cross’, taking in 21 historic sites.  An app (so far for iphone/ipad/ipod) provides information about each site and can be downloaded free from http://www.outdoortrust.com/#!valletta-commonwealth-walkway-/dahi1. Alternatively, the same information is available as a free booklet from the tourist information office in the Auberge d’Italie on Merchants Street.

Chapter 8: Southeast Malta

Ħal Saflieni Hypogeum

[Updates 30/03/2017] p. 183 After a period of closure, the Hypogeum is due to reopen on 15 May 2017. The latest details can be found here.

Tarxien Temples

[Updated 22/02/2016] p.178 The Tarxien temples have now reopened and have a new protective canopy.

Chapter 10: Mdina and Rabat

Rabat

What to see and do
St Paul's Catacombs

[Updated 22/02/2016] p.221 St Paul's Catacombs now have an extensive new visitors' centre with more objects on display and some explanation of the tombs. The price is now €5 for adults, €3.50 for youths, students and seniors, €2.50 forchildern 6-11, and free for under 5s.

Chapter 14: Gozo

Dwejra

The Inland Sea and the Azure Window

[Updated 08/03/2017] p.291-2 The famous Azure Window has collapsed into the sea.

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