– MALTA TRAVEL GUIDE –
National capital: Valletta
Population: 403,532 people
Area: 316 km2
Language: Maltese, English
Malta is the southernmost country in Europe. With 300 days of sunshine a year and the best climate in the world, Malta is a country where you can fly in year-round for a vacation or a trip of a few days. The Maltese Islands archipelago consists of three inhabited islands, Malta Gozo and Comino, as well as several smaller islets. In addition to the beautiful weather, a number of attractions and places worth visiting and seeing await tourists. Among them are natural wonders, atmospheric places, cities, monuments, beaches and interesting traditions. See what is worth seeing in Malta?
-Malta travel guide –
Malta’s capital, Valletta, is the place to start exploring this island country. There are more than 300 monuments in a small area. Valletta is an atmospheric baroque city with unique buildings created from golden sandstone. Narrow streets, massive walls, harmonious decorations, fine balconies, gardens and unforgettable panoramas are just some of the assets of this city. A minimum of one day is enough to get to know it at least in part. Valetta is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Mdina is one of the most beautiful examples of a medieval walled city and an unusual combination of Norman and Baroque architecture. The city was the former capital of the country and today has a population of less than 250. Mdina is referred to as the Silent City because only residents and law enforcement are allowed to enter. This provides a unique, relaxing atmosphere, which is enhanced by narrow, shaded streets leading to impressive palaces. Walking through the streets, one wonders what lies behind the walls of the buildings and what life is like in such a quiet place?
Domvs Romana Remnants of the Roman period can be seen to the left of the entrance to Mdina at the intimate Domvs Romana museum. The museum was built on the remains of a magnificent Roman building, dating to the 1st century BC. Perfectly preserved mosaics from the Roman period, columns, statues, glass, theater masks, and an entire tomb with a skeleton are some of the things you can see here. The museum includes an excavation site next door. The place should appeal to those who like history, especially the period of antiquity.
The megalithic temples in Malta and Gozo are unique architectural masterpieces much older than the pyramids in Egypt, America or Stonehenge. Throughout Malta there are dozens of such structures were built in clusters of two, three or even four. To date, it is not known what they were used for.The first of the structures was built about 5,800 years ago and is located in Ġgantija on Gozo. Both it and other megalithic temples are among the oldest stone structures in the world.
The 3,000 hours of pure sunny weather a year and the beautiful Mediterranean Sea lure those craving both sea and sun bathing. Although Malta is not famous for its long sandy beaches, and mostly rocky beaches predominate, they are places to relax. You can choose from beaches with golden sand, picturesque location, rocky terraces and beautiful bays. The article Malta – 10 most beautiful and interesting beaches will help you choose the perfect one.
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