Luqa Malta is best known for the arrival of the majority of tourists into Malta. Malta airport or ‘Luqa Airport’ is located here in Luqa in the southern area of Malta 4.3km from the capital city Valletta. A small but dense town with approx. 6000 population.
Things to do in Luqa
Being the main gateway into Malta, not many people stop and stay in Luqa, most head straight out to their more popular coastal resorts but there is some history to explore. Before Malta Airport as we know it today, it was an RAF airfield and the area was heavily bombed during the Second World War, each year wreaths are laid in remembrance. Michelangelo Sapiano was a famous clock maker and inventor who lived in Hal Luqa and you can find one of his clocks in the Belfry of the Parish Church. The patron Saint of Luqa is St Andrew, each year a large celebration is held in the town on the first Sunday of July.
There are a number of hotels in Luqa available, however, most people tend to stay in a more ‘tourist’ location along the coast line of Malta. Luqa is easy to get to from other locations across the island, with the airport being located here many public transport options are available. There is no Luqa Malta beach, the main beaches are located along the northern coastline but again easily accessible through car hire or public transport.