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San Anton Gardens
San Anton Gardens

San Anton Gardens

Free admission
Daily
Triq Birbal, Ħ'Attard

The basics

This walled gardens are landscaped in a formal Italianate fashion, and feature elaborate sculptures and fountains, shaded paved walkways, and all sorts of beautiful foliage. Expect to see citrus trees, cypresses, jacarandas, and Norfolk pines; some of the trees here are over 300 years old. There’s also a small aviary and a petting zoo. A number of history and Game of Thrones-related half- and full-day excursions stop here, many combining a visit to the gardens with a tour of Mdina.

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Mdina, Rabat, Dingli cliffs, San Anton gardens, Ta' Qali & Mosta guided tour
Mdina, Rabat, Dingli cliffs, San Anton gardens, Ta' Qali & Mosta guided tour
$59.00 per adult
Traveler Favorite
Great tour
Our guide, Anna was really amazing. Although we were with a group there was time to explore individually and everything was relaxing about this experience. Be prepared and bring a hat and wear light clothes if you are visiting in hot weather. Definitely recommend this if you don’t have a car and you want to learn a bit about the historical places :)
Zoi_C, Jul 2022

Recent reviews from experiences in Valletta

star-4
Good overview of the sites visited
Tony_G, Jun 2022
Mdina, Rabat, Dingli cliffs, San Anton gardens, Ta' Qali & Mosta guided tour
On time collection from hotel. San Anton gardens are an under funded shadow of what they once may have been. Anna our guide was well organised and very knowledgeable. Enough time given to each of the stops to get an appreciation of what they are and at a sensible pace in the heat. Ample convenience stops.
star-5
Jam packed day in the older parts of Malta
abby_o, Jun 2022
Mdina, Rabat, Dingli cliffs, San Anton gardens, Ta' Qali & Mosta guided tour
Action packed tour - we went to the gardens, dinglicliffs, Mdina, Rabat and briefly to Mosta all in one day. Saw so much in such a short space of time!
star-4
An excellent way to see M'Dina, Rabat and San Antonio
Jane_Y, May 2022
Mdina, Rabat, Dingli cliffs, San Anton gardens, Ta' Qali & Mosta guided tour
I would thoroughly recommend this trip. The guide was excellent and very informative and the sights spectacular. The only aspect I didn't particularly like was the lunch but that is because I am a fussy eater!
star-5
Mdina city of myths and legends
david_a, May 2022
Mdina, Rabat, Dingli cliffs, San Anton gardens, Ta' Qali & Mosta guided tour
Walking through Mdina was the highlight of the tour- our guide Lisa brought Rabat and Mdina to life for us. There was a large group of us tourists and Lisa handled everything perfectly and was extremely knowledgeable about the history and area we toured.
star-4
Great sights but some difficulty understanding the tour guide.
garrick_r, May 2022
Mdina, Rabat, Dingli cliffs, San Anton gardens, Ta' Qali & Mosta guided tour
This tour sells itself. Unfortunately, the tour guide was limited in her presentation skills. She would begin her comments before the group caught up with her and had a tendency to look away from us when she spoke which made it difficult to hear her comments. That aside, she took us to wonderful locations and seem to be knowledgeable when you directly ask her questions.
star-4
Interesting daytrip
Louis_D, Apr 2022
Mdina, Rabat, Dingli cliffs, San Anton gardens, Ta' Qali & Mosta guided tour
Overal we had a great day with a very good guide. The Soundsystem in the bus was not strong enough to capture everything. Mdina is a must see. At lunch there should have been more wine.
star-5
Amazing experience
Akhil_B, Mar 2022
Mdina, Rabat, Dingli cliffs, San Anton gardens, Ta' Qali & Mosta guided tour
Julia the guide was excellent and she made the tour worth it with her excellent knowledge of all the places we visited and about Malta. The tour was well arranged with amazing locations. Food was excellent and beyond expectations. Only one small critic is wish we had more time to explore things.
star-4
Great sights, knowledgeable tour guide
Lakesa_W, Mar 2022
Mdina, Rabat, Dingli cliffs, San Anton gardens, Ta' Qali & Mosta guided tour
It was a really good tour. 4 starts because the English speaking tour guide was 30 min late and it was chilly out, and we had to get a new bus because the microphone didn’t work on the first one. After we got started, the tour guide was VERY knowledgeable and the stops were awesome. The provided lunch was good in Rabat. I loved that we saw the gates to King’s Landing from Game of Thrones! I would go on this tour again and I even tipped the guide. She made up for being late with her knowledge and the sights.
star-5
Great tour
Brian_H, Jan 2022
Mdina, Rabat, Dingli cliffs, San Anton gardens, Ta' Qali & Mosta guided tour
Comprehensive taste of Malta by Ana, knowledgeable and professional. The lunch was excellent. All in all, a superb tour and great value for money.
star-5
A wonderful trip to Mdina and other highlights of Malta History
Ulrike_I, Oct 2021
Mdina, Rabat, Dingli cliffs, San Anton gardens, Ta' Qali & Mosta guided tour
The trip was absolutely wonderful! Our guide Bernadette explained everything so nice and interesting, it was perfectly organized and we got a great inside in Maltas super interesting history. I especially liked our visit of Mdina. Many thanks also to V.Tabone Travel in Malta for organizing everything so well! A recommendable trip for everyone interested in Malta and Malta’s fascinating history!
star-4
Excellent tour visiting...
Malcolm_H, Oct 2021
Mdina, Rabat, Dingli cliffs, San Anton gardens, Ta' Qali & Mosta guided tour
Excellent tour visiting all the highlights of the island Bernadette our guide was extremely good Included lunch was very basic and could be improved on
star-5
Nice trip
Jana_S, Jul 2021
Mdina, Rabat, Dingli cliffs, San Anton gardens, Ta' Qali & Mosta guided tour
excelent trip with very good guide Mdina is very nice city with old history interesting catacombs in Mosta
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Things to know before you go

*The gardens are great for kids—keep your eyes peeled for roaming peacocks, geese, ducks, lizards, and turtles. *Admission is free. *If visiting in summer, remember sun protection and insect repellent. *While visitors using jogging strollers shouldn’t have a problem here, parts of the gardens may be difficult to navigate independently using a wheelchair.

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How to get there

The gardens are open daily, year round. They are at their most pleasant during the spring and summer months, but you may wish to avoid them during the rainier months of November and December. They play host to Malta’s biggest horticultural show in May. Plays and other cultural events are frequently staged here in the summer months, with Shakespeare plays performed each July.

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When to get there

San Anton Gardens are located in Attard, in central Malta. It’s about a 30-minute bus ride from Valletta; bus numbers 52 and 53 both stop here. 53. The main entrance is to the gardens is on Triq Birkirkara. The hop-on hop-off bus also stops near the entrance.

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Frequently Asked Questions
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