10 Things to Do in Birzebbuga That You Shouldn't Miss

July 29, 2017 Augustus Redeker

Birżebbuġa (B'Buġa), sometimes spelt Birzebbugia (B'Bugia), is a seaside town in the Southern Region of Malta, close to Marsaxlokk. It is approximately 8 miles (13 kilometres) from the capital Valletta, and it has a population of 9,736 as of March 2014.
Restaurants in Birzebbuga

1. St. Peter’s Pool

Delimara Point, Marsaxlokk, Island of Malta, Malta +356 2291 5440
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4.5 based on 932 reviews

St. Peter’s Pool

Reviewed By Zoran J - Novi Sad

One of the reare natural resorts, and almost I can say untouched nature. If you are fond of places to jump, dive and ready to spend couple of hours in Maltese natural environment then this is perfect place for you. If you do not drive just to let you know public buses won t take you here. But there are three ways to reach it from Marsaxlokk, small unofficial cabs, walking for those in good condition and small boats. You ll spend few euros there and back but you ll be in real heaven. Note, no bars around and no trees....

HF 80, Industrial Estate, Hal Far, Island of Malta BBG06, Malta +356 2224 2445
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4 based on 220 reviews

Playmobil -FunPark

Reviewed By Malcolm Z

Not value for money. Cafeteria to expensive. If you go take water bottles with you because it cost Eur 1.25 for a small water bottle

3. Can You Escape? Malta

297 Triq Il-Merhba, Fgura, Island of Malta FGR 1836, Malta +356 9926 2473
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5 based on 303 reviews

Can You Escape? Malta

Can You Escape? – Malta ® is an exciting, fun and entertaining mental game, targeted particularly for bright and sharp minds. Real-life room escape games are a type of physical adventure game in which a team of people are locked inside a themed room with other participants and have to use elements of the room to solve a series of puzzles, find clues, and escape the room within 60 minutes.

Reviewed By h0llym85

We had such a great time at Can You Escape? Malta! I organised this activity for 13 ladies as part of a hen do, and we had so much fun! Before we arrived Riccardo was really helpful when organising this over email which made planning it really easy. With his help, we organised 2 games to be played at the same time so each team competed against each other to see who could escape first. When we arrived on the day Riccardo and Jeanice made us feel very welcome and encouraged our high spirits as we brought along a blow up doll with a mask of the groom to be! We left the mask as a fair well gift :D I would definitely recommend this activity- everyone in our group loved it!,

4. Ghar Dalam Cave and Museum

Triq Ghar Dalam, Birzebbuga, Island of Malta BBG 9015, Malta +356 2165 7419
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3.5 based on 242 reviews

Ghar Dalam Cave and Museum

Reviewed By Nefi - London

Ghar Dalam is Malta's oldest prehistoric site, I had pretty high expectations coming here. The museum was interesting with quite a few things to see, but there just wasn't enough cave to really bring the story to life. I think there is a lot more they could do with this site to make it really interactive, maybe showing some scenes on the wall of the cave, or adding another exhibit. It just seems like lost potential. It's okay if you're in the area, but I'm not sure I'd make a special trip to see it to be honest.

5. Hal Saflieni Hypogeum

Burial Street, Paola, Island of Malta PLA 03, Malta +356 2180 5018
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4.5 based on 932 reviews

Hal Saflieni Hypogeum

The Ħal Saflieni Hypogeum is an underground prehistoric burial site, a complex made up of interconnecting rock-cut chambers set on three distinct levels. Earliest remains at the site date back to about 4000BC, and the complex was used over a span of many centuries, up to c. 2500 BC. The Hypogeum was first opened to the public in 1908. Due to its uniqueness, the site became very popular with visitors. Unfortunately, this had a negative impact on the delicate microclimate of the site. For this reason, a conservation project was conducted that also included the closure of the site for 10 years between 1990 and 2000. As a result of these studies, a new visiting system was established. Nowadays, only 10 visitors an hour are now allowed inside the Hypogeum for a maximum of 8 tours a day. This system is also complemented by an environmental control system which keeps temperature and humidity at required levels. Tickets for the Hypogeum should be purchased well in advance.

Reviewed By Paul G - Nuneaton

The Hypogeum of Ħal-Saflieni is a Neolithic subterranean structure dating to the Saflieni phase (3300 – 3000 BC) in Maltese prehistory, located in Paola, Malta. It is often simply referred to as the Hypogeum (Maltese: Ipoġew), literally meaning "underground" in Greek. The Hypogeum is thought to have been a sanctuary and necropolis, with the remains of more than 7,000 individuals documented by archeologists and is among the best preserved examples of the Maltese temple building culture.
Being a world heritage site you either have to book months in advance or go to Valetta for 9am and queue up for a chance to potentially get a ticket. Do it, you won't be disappointed.

6. Malta Falconry Centre

Imqabba Road, Siggiewi, Island of Malta, Malta +356 2146 0985
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5 based on 301 reviews

Malta Falconry Centre

Malta Falconry Centre is a Quality Assured attraction certified by the Malta Tourism Authority. Explore the Malta falconry centre and live this unique experience, watch our falconers fly several different species of well trained birds of prey and see these magnificent birds in free flight. The facility holds its own free parking,open spaces around the centre all fully-accessible for everyone visit us. Complimeting the centre one find a souvenir shop situated at the main entrance, offering wonderful gifts to memorize the experience at the unique falconry in Malta Opening times The Centre is open all year round from Tuesdays till Sundays. Winter times : from 9.00 till 15.00 (1st October and 30th June) Summer times : from 9.00 till 12.30 (1st July to 30th September). The Centre is closed on Mondays and (24 and 25 June 2017) Display times We have two displays per day in Winter at 11:00 and 14:00 We have one display per day in Summer at 11:00 (Weather Permitting - windy days) bird handling is held instead Falconry Experience! At the Malta Falconry Centre, we offer a unique experience – the thrill of the Falconry art. This falconry experience is given in a course style. Carrying out such experience/ course one gets to know better the techniques of the falconry art and get a beginners knowledge as a falconer. This experience is offered in two ways; a half day experience or full day experience, are offered. The half day introduces the participant to the basics of falconry and gets to know how falconry birds are trained from 9.30 till 12.30 The full day experience enables the participant to get to know more as regarding the falconry techniques and would also have enough time to fly a bird of prey after learning how to train these birds. A participation certificate is given at completion of such course from 9.30 till 14.30. (Summer Time 8:30 till 13:30) All around the year This experience is offered to all ages. Children are to be accompanied by one adult (both adult and child/ren are to pay for the experience). Pre-booking by email is needed giving the name/s of the participant/s and the date on which the experience is to be carried out. No experience could be held without pre-booking. All participants are to be on time as to have the experience carried out on schedule.

Reviewed By Christina B - Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom

We dropped in after visiting the Limestone Heritage Park down the road. We travelled by public transport from Valletta and found it easily, although the route involves a short walk down a busy road with no pavements - be careful! There is an interesting collection...MoreThanks for the wonderful comment on TripAdvisor

7. Malta at War Museum

Couvre de Porte, Birgu (Vittoriosa), Island of Malta BRG 1810, Malta +356 2189 6617
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4.5 based on 528 reviews

Malta at War Museum

The Malta at War Museum is located at the original historic entrance of Vittoriosa (Birgu), the older from the Three Cities. It stands to document for posterity the great ordeal which the brave people of Malta and their defenders endured during the dark days of the Blitz (1940-43). Vittoriosa (Birgu) is the former home to the Royal Navy in the Malta and one of the most bombed places in WW2. This museum combines an attractive exhibition about the Second World War in Malta along with the viewing of an original wartime documentary – ‘Malta G.C.’ and a visit into an underground air raid shelter in which hundreds took refuge during the raids.This attraction has recently undergone a complete remake co-funded by the European Union’s European Regional Development Fund (72.25%), the Government of Malta (12.75%) and Fondazzjoni Wirt Artna. The result is a new attractive museum spread on nine galleries. Each of these is dedicated to a given aspect of wartime Malta. The museum display is organised in a chronological manner and includes some 10,000 original artefacts connected with the subject. These vary from clothing, weapons, instruments, equipment, printed matter and other large exhibits.The new Malta at War Museum is open daily for visiting between 10.00 and 17.00hrs.

Reviewed By arfonwilliams2571 - Pontypridd, United Kingdom

One of the places to visit was the Malta at War Museum, when you get to the museum it is like a fortress big bold and empowering, the museum inside was compact with all the items of war you could expect even some you would not, Please go and have a look at the air raid shelter under the museum you feel you could get lost it is an experience in it self. To get to the Museum from Valletta take the number 2 or 3 Bus to stopping outside Couvre Porte Gate Vittoriosa (ask the Driver to let you know the drop of point) open Mon - Sun 10.00-17.00.
A MUST FOR ANYONE INTERESTED IN WAR.

8. Blue Grotto (Il-Hnejja)

Coast Rd | Qrendi, Zurrieq, Island of Malta, Malta +356 2164 0058
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4.5 based on 2 reviews

Blue Grotto (Il-Hnejja)

Reviewed By My-Secret-Escapes - United Kingdom

Walk along the blue grotto and have your cameras ready. This place is so picturesque! Find a spot and relax listening to the waves and seeing the sparkling blue sea. Just breathtaking.
You can also book a tour to see the sea caves. A boat will take you under.
A few little cafes are available here and the hop on hop off bus takes you here too plus standard busses too.

9. Fort Rinella

St.Rocco Road, Kalkara, Island of Malta CSP11, Malta +356 7987 4153
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5 based on 1 reviews

Fort Rinella

Fort Rinella in Kalkara,was built in 1878. This fort is not only a unique remnant of Malta's recent British colonial past, but it is also the world's first mechanical fort which enabled its small garrison to fire a monstrous 100-ton gun every six minutes. To be able to do this, the fort was equipped with a novel steam-driven hydraulic set-up that enabled the gun to traverse and depress and its ammunition to be hoisted and loaded mechanically. On visiting this fort in 1889, the great French writer Jules Verne described it as a marvel of the industrial age which would render Malta safe for ever. Some say that this is the place from where he got the idea of writing his famous novel a 'Voyage to the Moon', where a man is stuffed into a large projectile and fired from a large gun onto the moon!Originally, the 100-ton gun was built by Sir William George Armstrong of Newcastle in 1878, to equip a new class of Italian battleships - the Duilio class. This caused a serious stir between Britain and Italy which led to the former to obtain examples of the same gun to secure Malta and Gibraltar against a potential Italian seaborne attack.The Armstrong 100-ton gun has a calibre of 17.72-Inches (45cm). It is 35 feet long and has an overall weight of 156 tons making it the world's largest muzzle-loading cannon ever built. It used a quarter of a ton of gun powder to propel its monster shells up to a maximum range of eight miles. At that range it could pierce anything up to 21-inches of ship armour! The gun at Fort Rinella and another at Napier of Magdala Battery in Gibraltar are the sole surving examples today. The fort has recently undergone extensive restoration and improvement. A new 20-minute audio-visual outlining the history of the fort and its gun has also been added and is included in all guided tours.RE-Live History at Fort Rinella - Every afternoon from Monday to Saturday!Throughout the year, from Monday to Saturday at 14.00Hrs sharp, Fort Rinella is brought back to life complete with late 19th century Victorian soldiers who will take visitors on an animated tour around the fort. This tour combines excellent guiding with live and colourful historical re-enacting including military signalling, firing of rifles, bayonet practice, military cooking and more. Much use of original period equipment and weapons is made throughout this tour. All this goes to provide an enjoyable and long lasting experience to visitors.

Reviewed By Sian L - Newbury, United Kingdom

At 12.20 most days you are transported here free of charge from The Saluting Battery in central Valletta and greeted upon your arrival by a costumed guard of the Victorian period. He was very informative and told all visitors the sequence of events planned for that day. It is also given out on the tannoy system, so wherever you are in the fort you don't have to miss out on anything. The first event on the day we visited was bayonet practice which started at 1.00 pm, so gave us the chance to grab a coffee and cake at the small onsite cafe to keep us going for a while. We also saw how soldiers learned to drill and were allowed- for a small donation to help the funding of the fort- to fire a musket whilst partially dressed in period costume: excellent photo opportunity. We also had a guided tour around the fort and its star attraction: the 100 tonne gun which they eventually hope to be able to fire. To finish the afternoon off was the canon firing practice which had you wanted to (by making a donation of 10 euro) you could fire. I have to say without the excellent Simon guiding us around this place it could have been quite sterile and boring; he certainly made it very interesting for me. Of course he wouldn't have been able to do the drilling without the help of John and Justin. It's fair to say without people like this who are keen to keep history alive, places like Rinella and other historic attractions wouldn't be as popular as they are.
My only gripe would be that they don't transport you back and you then have to rely on the unpredictability of the Maltese bus service. I think for a small additional charge they could offer this service.

10. Mnajdra Temples

Triq Hagar Qim, Qrendi, Island of Malta QRD 2501, Malta +356 2142 4231
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4.5 based on 722 reviews

Mnajdra Temples

OPENING HOURS: During Summer (1st April till 30th September) open Monday to Sunday from 09.00 till 18.00hrs (last admission at 17.30hrs). During winter (1st October till 31st March) open Monday to Sunday from 09.00 till 17.00hrs (last admission at 16.30hrs). Mnajdra Temples, holder of the UNESCO World Heritage Site status, is found in an isolated position on a rugged stretch of Malta's southern coast overlooking the isle of Fifla. It is approximately 500m away from Hagar Qim Temples. It consists of three buildings facing a common oval forecourt. The first and oldest structure dates to the Ggantija phase. The second structure to be built was the South Temple, constructed in the early Tarxien phase. The Central Temple, inserted between the other two, was the last to be built. Remains to the north-east and south of these buildings indicate that these three structures are only the best preserved of a larger complex.In order to reduce the irreversible damage caused by deterioration and structural problems that the temples were facing due to their continuous exposure to the elements, these temples are nowadays sheltered. Rain, sea salt spray and dust, fluctuations in temperature and relative humidity, solar radiation, sulphur oxide and nitrous oxide pollution, and volcanic emissions, as well as biological organisms, are some of those elements from which these precious Megalithic structures necessitated long-term protection. Today the temples are experiencing a dramatic reduction in the progressive deterioration of these world heritage monuments by natural agents as a result of the installed shelters.

Reviewed By 501rayf - Hereford, United Kingdom

A great example of a well-preserved historical set of temples from the year dot. Lots of information available as you arrive and enter.

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