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Best things to do in Kalkara

Discover the city through the eyes of locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Mediterranean Restaurant
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“a feast of fresh Maltese food, as all produce is either home grown or sourced locally. ”
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Historic Site
“Rinella Battery is a Victorian battery in Kalkara, Malta. It is commonly referred to as Fort Rinella, although it was never classified as a fort while in use. It contains one of two surviving Armstrong 100-ton guns.”
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Restaurant
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“Small Italian restaurant, hidden away in Birgu. Best to call for a reservation.”
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Bus Station
“Beautiful modern city inside of village - Kalkara! You can see lovely musical fountain. Also there is nice restaurant with beautiful view.”
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Convention Center
“An extraordinary place. Huge open spaces overlooking the sea. Modern architecture with open spaces and amazing views and no people. Walk along the sea. Bizarre but interesting.”
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Travel Agency
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General College & University
“This is a great interactive science centre located within the historic Bighi hospital that was central to British efforts in WW1.”
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Beach
“Information about Rinella Bay Sandy beach near Kalkara (Malta). It is not a long sandy beach. This beach is located in the north of malta .Rinella Bay Sandy beach near Kalkara has some attractions for families, especially those with young children. The most interesting are the playgrounds.”
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Bar
“Great view and good cocktails. Happy Hour from 15 - 19. ! Delicious soups and chicken masala and fast service for Malta ”
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Shopping Mall
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Historic Site
“venue of many Hollywood productions. not open for the public but impressive also from outside”
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Restaurant
“Il-Forn is a fun and inspirational place. A wine bar that doubles as an art gallery situated in the old village of Birgu (Vittoriosa). An enchanting walk through the narrow, stepped and floral decorated alleys will get you to this hideout built in 1637. This was probably the first trendy wine bar in Malta to open outside of the more touristy areas of the island. These sorts of ventures have given a new lease of life to our old villages at night and the locals have really taken them to heart. Il-Forn’s rooms and furniture were actually decorated and partly designed by the Austrian Artist Clemens Hasengschwandtner who considers the building as an ongoing art project. The walls come to life with creative works that give the whole atmosphere a pleasant spice. Blue tends to be the dominant colour and you will find yourself twisting your head trying to take in each experimental detail. These modern creations are a successful contrast to the more old-feel traditional wooden chairs and tables. The general area has character and is spacious with comfortable room between tables...there is also a lovely courtyard at the back. As expected, the wine list is exhaustive and there is a good choice of all international varieties and regions...in fact, one of the most exhaustive and compelling wine selections in Malta. The food menu is an assortment of well balanced dishes. The team at Il-Forn go a long way to make sure to offer the crispiest bread, the best Gbejniet (traditional peppered goat’s cheese), the freshest vegetables … and come up with some creative ideas to combine these ingredients into mouth-watering delicatessens. The food served is mixture of Mediteranean and Austrian dishes. Since part of the team also comes from Malaysia we are having the one or other Asian treat as well - depends a bit on the mood of whoever is cooking or the day. This is a place to enjoy company in an uplifting setting. Weekends are busy, so it is always a good idea to reserve your table. Il–Forn offers a variety of different rooms and setups for all kind of venues. Our ground floor can seat up to 80 persons, ‘Il-Bitha’ 40 persons and the ‘Ghorfa’ 40 persons comfortably. ”
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Café
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Historic Site
“Auberge de France is an auberge in Birgu, Malta. It was built in around 1533 to house knights of the Order of Saint John from the langue of France, which induced the entire Kingdom of France except for Auvergne and Provence which were separate langues.”
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Bakery
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Restaurant
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