Where are the best places to photograph in Malta? In this post, I will break down the best spots to take photos in Malta and Gozo.
Malta is an island in the central Mediterranean sea. It is full of history and surrounded by the most beautiful waters in the world. Having spent some time there, I have searched every corner of this beautiful place and have found the most picturesque spots.
Walking through the streets of Malta is like stepping back in time. The architecture is stunning, and walking through the cobblestone streets just puts a grin on your face.
From the city to the outskirts I always felt at peace. A place with so much beauty just does that to you.
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Best photography spots in Malta and Gozo
1. The streets. The streets of Malta are beautiful. You can get lost in the architecture and just talking with the locals. Gear I recommend 24-70mm and a wide angle lens.
2. Saluting Battery Valletta. You can watch the canons fire every day at noon. I suggest you get there a bit early to scope out the best set up for your shot. This place tends to get super packed with people. Lens I recommend 24-70mm
3. Saint John’s Co-Cathedral. A Roman Catholic co-cathedral in Valletta, Malta. It is stunning inside and covered in gold. A must see and photograph. You can see more photos here. Gear I recommend is a wide angle lens.
4. Comino Island Blue Lagoon. This place is beautiful. Make sure you bring your swimsuit. Gear I recommend 24-70mm and a wide angle lens.
5. Lourdes Chapel in Gozo. You can see beautiful views of Comino Island, Blue Lagoon and Malta from here. Gear I recommend: 70-200 mm lens.
6. Comino Island Cliffs. With views like this, the cliffs are worth the hike. Bring some water and make sure you put on lots of sun lotion. This place is simply beautiful. Gear I recommend: 70-200 mm lens.
7. Catch the sunset on a late ferry from Malta to Gozo. I shot this from the ferry on my way to Gozo. The ride is quite enjoyable and the sunset is to die for. Gear I recommend: 70-200 mm lens.
8. Calypso Cove Gozo Malta. This place is worth the trip alone simply because of the views. Gear I recommend 24-70mm
9. Azure Window. This place is so incredibly beautiful, unfortunately, it island’s major tourist attractions until it collapsed in stormy weather on 8 March 2017. I shot this with my wide angle lens.10. The Cliffs of Gozo. Catch a beautiful sunset from the epic cliffs anywhere in Gozo. Its hard to take a bad photo from here. I shot this with my 70-200 mm lens.
11. Popeye Village. This is the actual Film Set of the 1980 Musical Production ‘Popeye’. Come at sunset to get an epic shot. I shot this with my wide angle lens.
These are the best photography spots in Malta. Did I miss any?
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The Blue Lagoon in Malta is quite amazing. I have heard about this paradise before, but seeing it with my own eyes is something else.
The Blue Lagoon is located between Malta and Gozo in the Mediterranean sea. You can get a boat charter there or rent a boat and take your self there. I did both. When I arrived there I felt like I was in paradise, I was so happy to be there. I hiked the island and swam in the perfect waters. It was just incredible. Make sure you bring some water and some snacks specially if you are going to stay there all day, and trust me you are going to want to do just that.
I’m not done with The Blue Lagoon just yet. I see a few more trips to this incredible place in my near future.
The amazing Malta watres and the beautiful blue lagoon
swimmer at the blue lagoon in Malta goes snokeling in the amaizng blue waters
Malta is a magical place. Its one of those places you had no idea existed, and when you get there, you are happy you arrived. I shot this in Gozo. Gozo is the neighbor island next to Malta. I was lucky enough to spend a week there in this incredible home overlooking the ocean. Malta is truly an incredible place that you must see.
Here are my settings: 1/400 sec f4.5 ISO 250
I shot this at a higher ISO because I wanted the photo to be really sharp. Often when you zoom in with a 70-200 lens you will get a blurry photo unless you shoot it at a fast shutter speed.
Calypso Cave is located in a cliff just off Xaghra; overlooking Gozo’s most sought-after sandy beach, Ramla Bay.
This site is thought to be the same cave Homer mentioned in `The Odyssey’ where Calypso, the beautiful nymph, kept Odysseus as a `prisoner of love’ for seven years.
Calypso had promised him immortality if he stayed with her, but he escaped when he could, and returned to his wife Penelope.
Stunning views of Ramla Bay
Natural sites – Calypso cave
It is presumed that the cave is a complex labyrinth, extending down to sea level at some points, however, stone boulders block the way a few metres inwards.
The cave’s interior and exterior are not too impressive but the magnificent views over Ramla Bay and the valley make the visit all worth it.
On the shore below Calypso Cave one can also observe the remains of the Marsalforn tower, a fortification built by the Knights of Malta in the early-eighteenth century to protect against sea-ward attacks. Source Malta.com
Explore the Elements Photo Contest.
Below is my entry for the Thomas Cook photo contest. You can see the full details by clicking here. This is a really cool contest and I think you should enter it also :)
Below are the four elements.
Represents the hard, solid objects of the earth Associated with stubbornness, collectiveness , physicality and gravity.
Rock formations at Mono Lake California as defiant as can be. Shot minutes after sunset.
Represents the energetic, forceful, moving things in the world Associated with security, motivation, desire, intention, and an outgoing spirit.
Right after the sun sets over Bonsai Rock in Lake Tahoe Nevada, the sky makes its presence known.
Represents the fluid, flowing, formless things in the world Associated with emotion, defensiveness, adaptability, flexibility, suppleness, and magnetism.
Well after the sun had set the waves were getting really big at La Pared beach in Fuerteventura Spain, out of the corner of my eye I spotted this surfer, it was starting to get really dark but he didn’t care, he just wanted to surf into the night.
Represents things that grow, expand, and enjoy freedom of movement Associated with will, elusiveness, evasiveness, benevolence, compassion, and wisdom
Azure window in Gozo Malta. After the sun set the wind followed the blue hour, you could hear it cutting through the rocks making a beautiful melody that just made me smile.
I nominate everyone reading this post, but I also nominate my following friends:
The amazing Jaci, Mr Siracusa, Sweet Caroline, The one and only Vijay, and of course the lovely Inma. I think you guys can win this thing.
Popeye Village Malta.
Popeye Village, is a group of rustic wooden buildings located at Anchor Bay in the Mediterranean Island of Malta. This place was created to film the musical Popeye starting Robin Williams. It is now a fun park.
I had never heard about this place until I was in Malta, I was actually going through my twitter feed and saw a photo of it. I had to get there once I saw it.
It was not very hard to find, it is exactly 4 kilometers from the ferry station headed in the direction towards Malta, then you hang a right on Triq Tal-Prajjet and its one exactly 1 kilometer from there, you will run right into it.
When I arrived the place was closing down, so I was supper bummed out, but then I realized that I could walk around this cliff and get an insane view of the entire thing, no need to get in there even if the place was open for business. There is also a road that will take you to the water where you can stand of Popeyes boat dock.
Popeye Village is a must when visiting Malta.