Ta' Qali National Park
Ta' Qali is a wide open space in the limits of Attard in central Malta, which contains the national football stadium, Ta' Qali National Park, a crafts village, and a national vegetable market which is locally known as the Pitkalija. The national park is a very small park with no wild nature. It's best suited for a day trip where you can stroll around in the park.
Shortly before World War II, the area was used to build a military aerodrome and a station for the Royal Air Force (RAF), which the British called RAF Ta Kali; Maltese place names were often corrupted in this fashion. RAF Ta Kali was operational throughout the war and continued to be used as an RAF airfield until the mid-1950s. Latterly, RAF squadrons based in the United Kingdom visited Ta Kali as part of their annual proficiency training.
Since the departure of the RAF and the closure of the air base, the location has been transformed into a recreational area. The area is small in scale but considered by some in Malta as an ideal place to go for a picnic and spend weekend afternoons. The National Park also includes an amphitheatre. A number of international concerts have been staged at the park.
The national park is located close to the city of Valletta. The drive by car is only around 20 minutes from the harbor in downtown Valletta.
When to visit
There is no wild nature in the national park. Therefore the national park can easily be visited in every season.
Map of Ta' Qali National Park
Image gallery of Ta' Qali National Park
Sights in Ta' Qali National Park
Some national parks contain more than just natural wonders. This list shows you some of the sights that are located in the national park. This includes museums, cathedrals, bridges, dams and much more.
Wildlife in Ta' Qali National Park
These sections shows you some of the characteristic wildlife to the national park.
Mushroom hunting in Ta' Qali National Park
There are no mushrooms in the national park and you won't be able to forage anything else.
Camping rules in Ta' Qali National Park
The national park is very small and has no wild nature. Wild camping is therefore obviously not allowed.
Bears in Ta' Qali National Park
No bears in the park
This national park has no bears and you do not need to take precautions.