Tourist Places to Visit in Floriana, Malta, Europe

Tourist Places to Visit in Floriana, Malta, Europe

Floriana is one of the towns of Malta, located in the Grand Harbour site, just 2 km away from the capital city, Valletta. It is the hometown of many renowned Maltese including Robert Samut, Dom Mauro Caruana, Kevin Borg and Oliver Friggieri.

The major landmarks of Floriana include:

  • Porte des Bombes
  • Soċjetà Filarmonika Vilhena
  • Herbert Ganado Gardens
  • Pjazza San Publiju


Geography of Floriana:

Floriana is geographically positioned between 35°53′36″ N latitude and 14°30′21″ E longitude, covering an area of 0.094 sq. km.


History of Floriana:

Floriana was named in the honor of Pietro Paolo Floriani who was the Italian military engineer. It was earlier known as Borgo Vilhena which came from the Portuguese Grand Master António Manoel de Vilhena.


How to reach Floriana?

Malta International Airport is the airport serving entire Malta Archipelago including Floriana and it covers major European cities such as Liverpool, London, Madrid, Marseille, Pisa, Seville, Valencia, Wrocław, Munich, Paris, Amsterdam, Hamburg and Istanbul.

Due to its nearness with the national capital, Valletta, Floriana has got good connectivity all around the island by regular bus services.

Floriana also houses plenty of famed travel agencies that offer bikes, cars and bicycles for airport travel, sightseeing and to reach neighboring cities.


Culture, Food and Shopping in Floriana:

There are many grand events taking place in Floriana including the Perfect Wedding Fair, the Malta Fireworks Festival and the Malta Jazz Festival which draw visitors from all around Europe.

Shops are abundant in Floriana and some of the reputed restaurants in Floriana are listed below:

  • Ta’ Kella
  • Haywharf Restaurant & Club House
  • 22nd January Cafeteria


Things to do in Floriana:

  • Festival celebrations
  • Shopping
  • Walking


Tourist Attractions in Floriana:


Porte des Bombes:

The Porte des Bombes is an adorned gate, built during the rule of Fra Ramon Perellos y Roccaful, between 1697 and 1720 in the Baroque architectural style. The design of the gate is eye-catching.


Valletta Waterfront:

Constructed in the 18th century in the baroque style of architecture by Manuel Pinto de Fonseca, the Valletta Waterfront is a wharf housing a Hard Rock Cafe bar and is also a venue for the Malta Fireworks Festival, the Malta Jazz Festival and many other major events of Malta.


Msida Bastions Garden of Rest:

The Msida Bastions Garden of Rest is a major landmark as well as tourist attraction in Floriana housing the grave of the 18th-century writer, Mikiel Anton Vassalli.


Other places of interest in Floriana include:

  • Herbert Ganado Gardens
  • King George V Recreational Grounds
  • Soċjetà Filarmonika Vilhena
  • Hydrofoil terminal
  • Argotti Botanical Gardens
  • Jubilee Grove
  • Saint Publius
  • John’s Co-Cathedral
  • Saluting Battery
  • Casa Rocca Piccola
  • Upper Barrakka Gardens
  • The National War Museum
  • Lower Barrakka Gardens
  • National Museum of Archaeology
  • Paul’s Anglican Church


Best time to visit Floriana:

Throughout the year is best, especially the summer months are ideal for sightseeing in Floriana.


Accommodation options in Floriana:

Floriana is small but colorful town with many natural as well as manmade tourist attractions and palatial festival celebrations but there are hotels few, although tourists wouldn’t get more problems in finding hotels because it adjoins the Valletta city which houses all sorts of accommodation centres. List of the nice hotels in Floriana and Valletta include:

  • Excelsior Grand Hotel
  • Hotel Phoenicia
  • Grand Harbour Hotel
  • Osborne Hotel
  • British Hotel
  • Etvan Hotel
  • Castille Hotel
  • Valletta Suites
  • Cumberland Hotel
  • Bonheur Guest House
  • Asti Guest House
  • Palazzo Prince D’Orange Luxury Suites
  • Asti Guest House
  • Valletta Suites
  • Palazzo Prince D’Orange Luxury Suites
  • Luciano Al Porto Boutique


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