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A Jewish Malta

With roots that date back to 4th & 5th Century

Discover Malta’s old Jewish landmarks

A Jewish Malta

Albeit a small community today, the influence of Jewish culture on Malta’s history is undeniable and in turn Malta’s memory lives on in Jewish history. This tour shows you why.

The earliest connection between the Jewish community and Malta is said to date back to the arrival of Semitic Phoenician’s who were most likely accompanied by Israelite mariners, some of whom perhaps decided to stay on. But perhaps more famously it is since apostle Paul of Tarsus first arrived in Malta in 62 C.E., that a stronger Jewish influence became apparent and this is still visible to this day, dotted around this tiny group of islands.

The first place you’ll visit is inside the stunning silent city and ex-capital of Malta, Mdina. The Old Jewish Silk Market is a must see destination and is not really surprising to find given that during the medieval era almost one third of the local inhabitants in this walled city were Jews. Next we’ll take you to the famous Kalkara cemetery, which while small is the oldest (XVIII century) surviving Jewish burial ground in Malta. Safely under lock and key and accessible only with special permission, you’ll be able to see the remaining identifiable 12 graves and reflect on their lives and journeys. Finally we will take you to see the related wonders on display at the Malta Maritime Museum.

tour itinerary

  • Pick up:
  • 8.30am / 9.00am or 1.30pm / 2.00pm (Hotel or Ship Gangway)
  • Drop Off:
  • 12.30pm / 1.00pm or 5.30pm / 6.00pm (Hotel or Ship Gangway)
  • Duration:
  • 4 OR 8 hours
  • Transport Method:
  • Air conditioned cars to mini-van
  • Tour Language:
  • English
  • Included:
  • Transportation
    A professional guide
    Pick up and return
  • Not included:
  • Entrance fees
    (But let us know if you’d like us to set one up!)
    Gifts / Souvenirs

Tour Overview

The perfect way to uncover the historical connection between the Jewish community and the Maltese Islands.


This tour is flexible. Let us know how you’d best like to plan your experience with us and we’ll work something out suited just for you and your group.

Ideal if you are interested in:

History + Culture + Mildly Active (walking) + 1st Time Visit + Jewish History

Where you’ll go:

  • Mdina (Old Jewish Silk Market)
  • Kalkara (Jewish Cemetery)
  • Maritime Museum (Jewish Mystic)

contact us

We are pleased to assist you with all your touring service requirements and any ground handling requests.

You can either give us a call at 00 356 2708 5305 or send a direct email to info@mymalteseguide.com or fill in the form below.

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