Sunset in Birgu

- Città Vittoriosa -

Birgu, also known as Città Vittoriosa, is an old fortified city on the south side of the Grand Harbour. We wanted to explore as many places in Malta as possible, so one evening we decided to take the bus from Valletta to Birgu. For less than two euros and a thirty minutes bus ride we got to witness the most beautiful pink sunset.

We were only in Birgu for the evening with the original plan to attend the annual Candlelight Festival. It’s an event that only take place for one weekend (12/10/2018 - 14/10/2018) during the whole year, where all the streets and houses are lit up with candles, chandeliers hang in the streets, and live music is played in the town square. Unfortunately, due to the rain the whole event got cancelled. Super gutted, but nature - what can we do. Looking at the bright side, we enjoyed the evening with lovely candlelit dinner instead.