Msida, derived from an Arabic word which meant “fisherman’s lodging” was aptly named so since the place was previously a fishermen’s village. A small town in Malta located by the harbor with a total population of 7,600 as of 2005, the town has a Mediterranean weather with very dry and warm summer, and also a short and cooling winter. The town is essential in the tourism of the Malta, because it serves as a stopover for buses travelling to neighbouring towns like Ta’xblex, Gziva, SarGwann, and Ħamrun.
While you are in Msida, why not head on over to Valletta? Valletta, the capital of Malta and a harbor city by itself, is a city with a rich history dating back to 16th century. The town, through many conservation works, has managed to preserve much of the 16th-century motifs on the buildings. The first place to stop by in Valletta is The Malta Experience show, where visitors are treated to an audio-visual historical show introducing the country.
Search online for a car rental in Msida and visit the St John’s Co. Cathedral in Valletta. The cathedral which looks plain from the outside is however outdone by the ornate design inside. Every single knight has their very own chapel, with paintings and decorations done to outdo each other. Each chapel also lays the knight in their respective tombs, all in colored marbles. The ceiling, done by famous artist MattiaPreti, is also as majestic as the floor, which some claim as the ‘most beautiful floor in the world’. Tours which usually come with an audio guide is enough to lead you through the majestic cathedral.
Hire a car in Msida and drive on over to the tip of the peninsula in Valletta, where the ever-so-famous Fort St Elmo was built by the knights during the Dragut Raid in 1551. The fort, which is usually open only during weekends, is a great place to relish the past. Make sure you have a car for rent in Msida, so you can easily travel around.
With so many places to visit in and around Msida, be sure to list down the places you want to visit, with all the things you want to bring along, to avoid missing out on anything. And make sure to book a car rental to enjoy a more relaxing vacation!
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