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The Architectural Tour – uPhoto Malta Photographic Tours
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The Architectural Tour

The Architectural Tour


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Take a walk through history with our Architectural Photography experience of the Maltese Islands. Starting from the Medieval and Early Knights’ to Baroque, British and Art Nouveau styles of Maltese architecture and ending with the latest manifestations of Renzo Piano you can capture unique images of the architecture of both Maltese and foreign architects in Malta.

From Medieval and Early Knight’s to Baroque, British and Modern Art Nouveau styles of Maltese architecture, you will explore most intriguing architectural landmarks fascinating due to its diverse historic influences and resource materials used. Both Maltese and foreign architects successfully experimented with aesthetics and novel construction methods making Malta an example of architectural variety.

Remarkable columns, arcades and harmonic structures of famous Maltese balconies are true sources of artistic photography together with local stories and history briefs, it is a tour for travellers who crave for scenic city views and artistic urban vibes. uPhoto team will showcase the best design efforts of Maltese and internationally renowned architects including the latest, architectural manifestations of Renzo Piano.

Terms and Conditions:

Bookings must be made at least 24 hours in advance due to the preparation requirements for the tours.

No. of PersonsDurationPrice
1 Pax4 Hours€120
2 Pax4 Hours€150
3-4 Pax4 Hours€170
5-8 Pax4 Hours€220
  • Departure
    Departs from Qawra or Pickup from your hotel
  • Departure Time
    Suggested 8am/9am/10am - Can be customised to your need.
  • Return Time
  • Dress Code
    Casual. Comfortable athletic clothing, hiking shoes, hat, light jacket.
  • Include
  • Not Included
    Entry Fees

Meet and Drive


Explore Valletta

Valletta, Malta's capital, was built by the Knights of St John after the repelled invasion of the Turks in the Great Siege of 1565. Walk through history with much of the city unchanged in the past 400+ years.

Tour of the Three Cities.

The Three cities consist of Birgu, Senglea and Cospicua. Birgu predates the Knights and maintains some of the old world charm from the Middle Ages. Senglea and Cospicua, much like Valletta, were built and re-inforced by the Knights in anticipation for another raid by Dragut and his Turkish army, which never Materialised.

Sliema - The Modern City

Sliema is Malta's most cosmopolitan city. Constantly under development and always reacher higher, Sliema has the feel of the hustle and bustle of the major cities across the world, yet within one can still find remnants of it's humble past as a small fishing and recreational village.

Malta's old Capital Mdina

Before the arrival of the Knights of St John and the change of Capital initially to Birgu and then Valletta, Mdina was Malta's Capital City. Much like Valletta and Birgu, Mdina is a fortified city built on a peak with commanding views of the Maltese islands. It was founded by the Phoenicians, taken over by the Roman Empire, Conquered by the Byzantines and finally Renamed by the Arabs before being used a secondary command post by the Knights. It is now known as the Silent City as only residents, who are few, are allowed to drive in the city, which has left its cobbled stone roads much in tact.

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  • Sina Tina
    February 28, 2018 at 1:39 pm

    Me and my husband are passionate about architecture, we travel many countries to explore, I cannot explain how wonderful this tour was! we have been taken to the most beautiful locations and we found how different the architecture in this tiny country is, we are pleased that we have taken this tour as well as we wish to thank our driver/photographer for his great help, how to make the most of the tour and also to capture some great landscape photos! thank you UPM!

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