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Malta sightseeing. Travel guide - attractions, sights, nature and touristic places

A small island in the Mediterranean Sea where the sun shines 12 months a year, Malta has always been a famous beach resort. However, not many know that the island has rich historic heritage and any other Mediterranean island can hardly compete with Malta in terms of the number of places of interest.
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The capital of the country, Valetta, is a true open air museum. The city is rich in beautiful churches, medieval palaces and fortresses. The Grandmaster’s Palace is considered the most beautiful building on the island. Nowadays, the palace is used as a residence of the president. Tourists are also recommended to visit St. Elmo Fortress and St. John’s Cathedral. These buildings of the 16th century are in wonderful condition and unleash the beauty and luxury of past centuries. Many palaces have been transformed into museums – Provence Palace is home to the largest Archaeological Museum in the country. The building of Admiralty has been turned into the Museum of Fine Arts.
The Armoury is a great place to get acquainted with the times of knight orders. Castile Palace and Palazzo Parisio are beautiful buildings that are also recommended for a visit. The city of Mdina is a very interesting destination. The city was built more than 4 thousand years ago, so there are many places of interest that belong to different epochs in Mdina. Travellers are recommended to visit the Greek Gates, the Casa Inguanez, St. Paul’s Cathedral, St. Sofia’s Palace, Norman House, the Archbishop’s Palace, the Carmelites Church and the Mdina Prison. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
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The ancient temples of Mnajdra, Hagar Qim and Tarxien are among the most unusual sights of the island. According to scientists, the age of the temples exceeds 6 – 7 thousand years, which makes them approximately one thousand years older than the famous Giza Pyramids. These are truly unique buildings made of giant megaliths. There are many theories about the way how these temples were made, but currently it is still not possible to say exactly how people were able to use such giant stones for building.
Comino Travellers, who want to know more about the Maltese Order, are recommended to visit such towns as Vittoriosa, Senglea and Cospicua. Many centuries ago these fairly small towns formed one big protective system. First fortresses, impenetrable walls and deep ditches started appearing there yet in the beginning of the 16th century. Among the surviving buildings, the most beautiful and famous are St. Angelo Fort, Bishop’s Palace, the Palace of Inquisitors, St. Laurentius Church and the Church of Annunciation.

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Azure Window

From the series “Incredible natural arches built by water and wind”
The picturesque Maltese island of Gozo has an amazing landmark - the natural arch named Azure Window. It was formed in a limestone rock, which extends far into the sea. This natural attraction has got its name due to a special azure colour of the coastal waters.

The coast with the amazing natural formation is incredibly popular with divers, because local underwater world is very diverse and magically beautiful. However, diving near the arch is quite dangerous because of the high probability of collapse. The main enemy of brittle limestone is erosion. If you believe the opinion of experts, the arch can collapse at any moment.

Two majestic rocks supports the arch, the height of the natural bridge is about 50 meters. In 2012, from one of the rocks that supports the arch, a large stone … Read all

Megalithic Temples of Malta

From the series “The oldest monuments on earth survived”
In Malta, the archaeologists have discovered the astonishingly preserved ancient temples whose age is more than 5 500 years. Seven megalithic temples, which today belong to the historical objects of the world, have been used for a thousand years and are now regarded as a unified architectural complex. During the research of the temples were discovered the valuable historical artifacts, which have thrown a light on the specific periods of the history of the islands.

In the temples the fragments of ceramics were found, confirming the theory of the existence of highly developed civilization on the islands in ancient times. The scientists are convinced that there are still many hidden important historical monuments in Malta, some of whose elements were lost in the 19th century. In this … Read all
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Sightseeing in popular cities of Malta

Valletta
Start your acquaintance with the city from a cinema show named “Life Path of Malta”. The show will tell you about main historical events and throw a light upon the traditions and culture of local people. The show takes place in Conference Hall located not far away from Saint Elmo Fort. Great Master’s Palace is one of the oldest buildings in Valetta. It was built in the 16th century. In the halls of the palace you can see amazing frescos featuring the knights of the Maltese Order and … Read more
Malta
Malta is the largest island of the Maltese archipelago with Mediterranean climate. Winters here are warm and rainy, and summers are hot and dry. Because of the lack of rivers there is a shortage of fresh water; the most usual plants of the region are sclerophyllous oak, cactus, prickly pear, and chamomile. The main income of the island belongs to tourism, repair and maintenance of ships which paths pass through Malta. Processing of gold, silver, and glass are also well-developed here. In … Read more
St Julians
Nowadays St. Julian’s is a popular entertainment center of Malta, and its major trading center. All entertainments are mostly focused on youth or middle-aged tourists. Here tourists can visit Quarter Paceville, which is famous for its nightlife and diverse range of services and various recreational facilities. Here you can attend many discos, bars, restaurants, nightclubs, and casinos, play bowling or visit a giant movie theater with 15 halls. The historic district of the city is the … Read more
Comino Island
The latter has been inhabited since prehistoric times, as findings of scientists prove. Off the coast of Santa Maria Bay there is an important archaeological site; according to scientists, that's an ancient burial. The most important historical symbol of the island is the St. Mary Tower built in the 17th century on the initiative of the Order of Knights of St. John. The tower was an important element in the complex of fortifications and fortresses; along with neighboring islands it represented … Read more

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