Popeye Village Malta, Mellieha

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Today a family-entertainment complex, the collection of colorful rustic buildings that make up Popeye Village Malta served as the set for the Walt Disney feature film "Popeye" (1980), starring Robin Williams. The coastal village, consisting of 19 wooden buildings, took a crew of 165 over seven months to construct. Explore the town where the sailor searched for his long lost father, watch clips of the movie at the on-site theater, and take in a live performance with some of the Popeye series' best-loved characters. Visitors can take a boat trip around scenic Anchor Bay, weather permitting. Adults can visit the winery to claim a complimentary glass of wine. Put Popeye Village Malta on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Mellieha sightseeing planner .
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  • Why not visit us? It's very cute and funny ... This is also part of Malta, to spend a carefree day and fun I would highly ...
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  • truly a beautiful place to visit! lovely landscape also from above the coast! I didn't get into the village due to lack of time but about 10 euro surcharge.
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  • I thought the village was really cool to see.... Nice little bits of info about the show and many nice activities for young children. A bit over priced for whats offered though. Especially when the bo...  more »
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  • Awesome attraction. Wasn't even aware such a thing exists. Popeye Village is seen as a "theme park" after the film 'Popeye' wrapped up filming in the 1980s. It seemed to be run by an English family who were very nice and friendly. This attraction is very well suited for kids but we were an group of adults and I must say we all thoroughly enjoyed it. For €10, you get to explore the small village in all its vivid colours and aesthetics, which haven't been altered since the film was shot. Many of the structures are as it was first built, including all kind of movie props. There is also a mini golf attraction which you can enjoy, restaurant serving snacks and small food items. However the highlight of the whole attraction is the boat ride you get with the ticket entry around the bay and the cliffs of the island. Although the boat ride is a short 10 minute ride, it's definitely enjoyable and very memorable. All in all, you must make time and visit this wonderful place.
  • The place is a must to visit, very entertaining for both adults and children. Staff is very nice, we lost a mobile phone in the cafe bar and the security looked for us in the park to return it, so many many thanks again. There is a very nice puppet show inside and also every few minutes a new show is starting on the main alley, so plenty to see and do. We also got 1 free picture, one punch and free postcard for every adult ticket. Kids got to play for free in the ‘Jump around’ zone across the road, so this trip was worth every penny. Very nice place to spend half day, amazing view, totally recommend.
  • Fantastic fun at Popeye Village. As you probably know already Popeye Village was the place where Robin Williams and the film company filming the movie Popeye built a movie set of an entire fishing village only to leave the whole thing there after they'd finished filming! This place is set in a beautiful Malta cove with beautiful blue sea water, and the buildings themselves are an absolutely picturesque sight to see. It's not like a typical movie set you can visit however. You can interact, go inside, meet Popeye and Olive Oyl, watch movies in the little cinema, head out on a boat trip and more. An essential visit if you're in Malta. You will absolutely love spending the day in Popeye Village. One of the most charming and fun and most of all unique experiences in the world not just Malta. Go for it.
  • Yes, the site is looking a bit dated now. There are several areas roped off and it seems reasonable to expect better for the ticket price. The staff do make an effort to engage visitors with perfomance art. However, overall, walking from our hotel, then a bit further along the cliffs, made it an enjoyable half day.
  • Brilliant visit and totally recommended. The village is a great place to explore. The food was a bit expensive but delicious and we sat on the balcony overlooking the bay to eat. For the price of our admission we got a free postcard, free photo taken by their resident photographer, free glass of punch AND took part in a Popeye Video, copies of this were only 7 euros...see pic. A definate must visit place and great value for money.
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