The Three Cities

Nestled on the eastern side of Malta’s Grand Harbour, the Three Cities – Birgu, Senglea, and Cospicua – beckon with a rich tapestry of history and charm. These ancient cities offer a captivating blend of architectural beauty, maritime heritage, and centuries-old stories waiting to be discovered.

Each city has its own character: Birgu boasts the mighty Fort St. Angelo, a sentinel of Maltese history; Senglea captivates with its waterfront vistas and historic architecture; Cospicua’s winding alleys hold tales of resilience and revival.

The Three Cities played pivotal roles in Malta’s past, from the era of the Knights of St. John to World War II. These cities have witnessed triumphs and trials, and their narrow streets echo with the footsteps of generations. Today, they offer a unique opportunity to immerse oneself in Malta’s captivating history while savoring local cuisine, strolling along the marina, and unraveling ancient stories.

How do I get there?
To reach the Three Cities from The Embassy Valletta Hotel one would need to walk to the main gates of Valletta and take a right to the bus terminal A2, take the bus number 1 and after about 30 minutes exit at ‘Isla Bus Terminal’, if going to Senglea. If you wish to go to Birgu (also known as Vittoriosa) , take the bus number 2 and after about 25 minutes exit at ‘Birgu Centre’ bus stop. To get to Cospicua take the bus number 3 from terminal A3, and after about 20 minutes exit at ‘Gulija’ bus stop. All 3 cities are close to each other and may be reached by bus in just a few minutes between each other.

If you do not want to use the buses, , our front office team would be more than happy to call you a taxi to start your journey. Afterwards you may refer to one of the numerous transport providers available such as Uber or Wolt.

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