A Complete Guide to EuroPride Valletta 2023

A Complete Guide to EuroPride Valletta 2023

Malta has consistently been voted one of Europe’s top destinations for LGBTQ+ people to not only live but also to visit. As such, it should come as no surprise that the country’s capital has been selected to host 2023’s EuroPride celebrations – the continent’s biggest and most colorful LGBTQ+ festival. Spanning 10 days and kicking off on the 7 September 2023, EuroPride Valletta 2023 is already shaping up to be an unforgettable celebration on Malta’s sunny shores.

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To help you start planning your EuroPride Valletta 2023 adventure, we’ve compiled all the information you could possibly need. We’ll also be updating this editorial as more details are released- so be sure to check back nearer the time if you want to be completely prepared for Europe’s most elaborate pride party.

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What to do at EuroPride Valletta

Taking place from 7-17 September 2023, EuroPride Valletta promises to be the largest celebration of love and LGBTQ+ community that Malta has ever seen. Across 10 days of all-out revelry, EuroPride Valletta 2023 will see the ancient streets of Malta transformed into a queer wonderland with a host of events, performances, parades, and parties taking place across the Maltese archipelago.

EuroPride Valletta 2023 is focused on fostering an environment that supports the rights of all members of the LGBTQ+ community, and regardless of your tastes and interests, you’ll find an array of truly unmissable events to be enjoyed.

In what promises to be a truly uplifting experience, the pinnacle of EuroPride Valletta 2023 will be the EuroPride March, which will see sun-soaked Valletta become a bastion of LGBTQ+ pride as this colorful demonstration of community and resilience moves through the city. The EuroPride March will take place at 5 pm on 16 September 2023.

For those seeking a nocturnal adventure that they won’t forget, visitors to Malta for EuroPride Valletta 2023 will not want to miss the excitement of the celebration’s EuroPride Concert. Taking place in Valletta’s Triton Square on 16 September 2023, the concert will feature performances from an international collection of artists and is the ideal way to end your EuroPride Valletta 2023 experience on a high.

Where to stay for EuroPride Valletta

Whilst EuroPride Valletta 2023 will see most of its events taking place around the city’s center, the relatively small size of Malta means that almost any accommodation in the country will position you well to get the most out of your EuroPride Valletta 2023 experience.

Without a doubt one of Valletta’s most luxurious hotels, The Rosselli Hotel is the newest member of the opulent AX Privilege group and boasts a central Valletta location that is just a short walking distance from many of the city’s most popular gay bars and clubs. Guests staying at The Rosselli Hotel can enjoy a modern design inspired by traditional Maltese culture and should endeavor to visit the connected Undergrain restaurant – a Michelin-starred dining experience that promises to delight the taste buds.

Discreetly located within four stunningly renovated townhouses atop Valletta’s jaw-droppingly beautiful St Barbara Bastion – the city’s most sought-after street thanks to its unobstructed harbor views, Iniala Harbour House offers spacious rooms and seductive vistas across three cities. Delivering an unprecedented level of luxury, be sure to consider Iniala Harbour House for your EuroPride Valletta 2023 trip.

Getting to EuroPride Valletta

If you’re looking for the easiest, and fastest way to reach Malta, then traveling by plane is for you. Many airlines run direct flights from major European cities such as London, Paris, and Berlin, and if you’re traveling from further afield you will also likely need to stop over in one of these European destinations. All flights into Malta will be into the country’s only airport, Malta International Airport.

After arriving in Malta, the best way to get around is by hire car or taxi. The airport is only 8km from Valletta, and there are also public transport options such as buses and airport shuttles that make the journey an easy one.

EuroPride Valletta 2023 is shaping up to be one of the year’s most popular LGBTQ+ events, so transport routes into the city are likely to be busy around this period. To ensure you’re journey is as smooth and seamless as possible, we recommend reserving your travel and accommodation well in advance.

Things to do in Valletta

Bursting with history and boasting a flourishing contemporary culture that includes world-class gastronomy and nightlife, Valletta is one of Europe’s most exciting and beautiful destinations. Floating in the azure Mediterranean Sea, the small island nation of Malta is a treasure trove of discovery and a fantastic choice for gay travelers. A trip to EuroPride Valletta 2023 not only offers the magical opportunity to celebrate love but also the chance to visit Valletta itself.

Valletta is Malta’s capital city, and a UNESCO World Heritage site thanks to it’s histories treasures including St. Johns Co-Cathedral which is home to the world’s only signed Caravaggio painting. During EuroPride Valletta 2023, the city will be vibrating with activity and you can expect to find a plethora of LGBTQ+-focused venues offering special events to celebrate the amplification of pride on Malta’s shores.

Once known as “The Gut”, Strait Street is a lively and inclusive area of Valletta, originally serving as a hang-out for the city’s sailors and prostitutes. Today, however, Strait Street is rather ironically awash with establishments geared towards the LGBTQ+ community, and it’s here that you’ll find a great collection of gay bars and clubs. One of the most popular gay bars in the city is Michaelangelo Club Lounge. This stylish and up-market bar offers a refined experience within a luxurious atmosphere and is the perfect place to drink and socialize with friends ahead of a big night out. The bar has a fantastic selection of cocktails and wines as well as a menu of small plates and bar snacks.

Published: 06-Mar-2023 by George Pizani   |   Last Updated: 17-Mar-2023
On: Gay Malta

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