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Best Spots to Watch the Malta International Fireworks Festival

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A Majestic Show by the International Malta Fireworks Festival.

The International Malta Fireworks Festival happens yearly at the Grand Harbour in Valletta. This show is like no other pyrotechnic show that you have experienced. On the final night, fireworks are synchronised to live music which is performed on the floating stage in Malta’s magnificent Grand Harbour.

So, if you’re wondering how to find the best spots to watch the fireworks, we’ve got you covered. We’re listing down the top places to watch the festival so head over to one of these locations!

Secure your place in Valletta

Without a doubt, since the Malta International Fireworks Festival is happening in the capital city, Valletta is one of the best spots to watch the fireworks. Apart from the Grand Harbour, the top places to get the best view are in the streets of Ta’ Liesse close to the Upper Barrakka Gardens and the Barriera Wharf area.

If you’re booking your stay in one of our hotels in Sliema, you’re only one ferry ride away from all the spectacular fireworks happening in Valletta.

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Malta Fireworks festival over the seaFireworks above the Maltese islands.

Enjoy your dinner with a view in Sliema

If you’re staying at AX The Victoria Hotel or AX The Palace Hotel, there are plenty of viewpoints to watch the fireworks festival. However, we highly recommend booking a table at TemptAsian Restaurant, situated on the 9th floor of AX The Palace in Sliema. The magnificent views of the Grand Harbour will give you access to the best seats in the house!

If you’re staying in one of our hotels in Sliema and you would like to make your way to Valletta, you can do so by catching the ferry easily from the Sliema front.

The Three Cities will provide the best spots to watch the fireworks

Malta’s three cities, Birgu, Senglea and Cospicua, are a collection of fortified cities that have existed since the Middle Ages. These historical cities serve as top places to watch the fireworks. They stand in the opposite direction to the Grand Harbour which means that you can easily enjoy your dinner with a view.

Experience Smart City at its best

Smart City located in Kalkara is also a good place to get the best views for this festival. There are countless of restaurants and bars in which you can enjoy your dinner. You can also plan a catch-up with friends over drinks while you watch the fireworks.

Don’t miss out this event! Make sure you’re at one of these locations to grab the best spots to watch the fireworks.

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