Landmarks of Malta

Parent Category: ROOT Published: Saturday, 12 October 2019 Print
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Top destinations to see in Malta

If you plan visiting Malta you are probably interested in the most popular destinations to see on the islands. Today Malta has dozens of must see places, serving as the appreciated monuments of the modern century.

Therefore, poetic bloggers, curious travelers and active tourists around the world have plenty of reasons to visit the beautiful Malta’s archipelago. There are also websites providing various ratings of popular destinations which help to evaluate the significance of each such place.

Maltese islands have a rich heritage. As Malta is located close to Tunisia it has a mixed influence of North Africa. When it comes to its landscape in general, it is worth to mention that Malta has lots of seaports, hilltop towns, fishing villages and lots of pure nature surroundings which have a huge space to explore while visiting the island. From the viewpoint of its infrastructure, it also has various hotels, restaurants and cafes, cultural events, concerts and festivals organized on annual and monthly basis as well as interesting and eye captivating historical sites.

 

Bustling beaches of Gozo island

According to the Planetware.com, one must not miss the opportunity to visit the beautiful island of Gozo. The place has picturesque beaches such as Ramla Bay presenting the perfect places for good and relaxing vacation involving scuba diving and swimming activities. In addition, its city Victoria is a significant fortified medieval city with traditional villages and baroque churches while also being a bustling seaside resort. It also has an archaeological site referred to as Ggantija Temples, dating back to 3500 BC.

 

The blue lagoon of Comino

The Island of Comino has one more nature beauty worth visiting due to its mesmerizing crystal-clear waters and a clear white sandy seabed. It looks like a large Olympic size swimming pool with no waves while also being safe for children and ideal for splashing around, floating on inflatable tubes, sunbathing with umbrellas, having refreshments at the Comino Hotel, nature walks and hiking.

 

Family vacation at Popeye village

Located in Mellieha’s Anchor Bay referred to as Triq Tal-Prajjet, this village gained its popularity among the families travelling with children. Today it offers some good entertaining while also being a charming tourist attraction with a seaside village made of wooden structures. There is a tour of the village available viewing the firehouse, post office bakery and a beach with a souvenir shop.

 

The Blue Grotto’s limestone cave scenery

The Blue Grotto has a winding road located on a cliff above the Mediterranean Sea, providing a spectacular coastal scenery and a breathtaking seaside scenery with limestone caves. One can take a guided boat tour in one of the Maltese fishing boats when the sea is calm in order to see six caves, including the Blue Grotto and a village of Wied iz-Zurrieq with its marvellous views of the Mediterranean Sea.

 

Medieval buildings of Mdina

There is a place on Maltese islands listed by UNESCO as a UNESCO World Heritage Site called Mdina. It is famous for its medieval hilltop town with the dramatic Main Gate providing the impression of travelling back in history where car-free streets, the ancient ramparts and old sandstone buildings surround the city. It has such places as the Cathedral of Saint Paul, possessing a precious 12th-century icon of the Madonna, the Palazzo Vilhena which is a 18th-century Magisterial Palace with history museum referred to as the Palazzo Falson Historic House Museum.

 

Monumental churches of Rabat

Rabat town means suburb in Maltese. This is a more modern town and has such tourist eye catching pearls as the Casa Bernard which is a16th-century house belonging to a historically known Maltese family, the Roman Villa archaeological site of the finest 1st century BC, the 17th-century Church of Saint Paul, the Wignacourt Museum demonstrating an extensive collection of Punic-Roman artifacts, the 16th-century Saint Dominic's Convent containing a marble statue of the Virgin Mary.

 

Neolithic cult site of Paola

Paola has an underground Neolithic cult site referred to as Hal Saflieni Hypogeum which has a complex of catacombs and a chamber known as the Holy of holies. Each visitor there can have a glimpse of insight into the Neolithic mindset and culture as it is open to the public for reserved guided tours in order to see the artifacts which are also displayed at the National Museum of Archaeology in Valletta such as clay sculptures, stone figures and other prehistoric objects.

 

Prehistoric temples of Tarxien

Temples of Tarxien is a historic structure which are the largest as well as the best preserved prehistoric cult site in Malta. It has four megalithic structures of 5,400 square meters of the artistic achievements of Malta's prehistoric culture of the temple Period of 3,600-2,500 BC. Temples’ (the South, East and Central temples) walls have beautiful spiral patterns with animal figures. It also has the largest collection of art and a unique statue depicting a fertility goddess.

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