Malta is becoming more and more renowned across the world for its many magnificent places to visit. Apart from that, it offers an excellent business environment and high quality of life. You don’t have to just take our word for it, National Geographic also recommended Valletta, Malta as one of the 20 destinations in their Traveler list of 20 ‘must see places’, featuring the top holiday destinations in the world. The list consists of some of the most beautiful places in the globe, including, Ney York, Bermuda and Seychelles.
Are you planning to explore the truly magnificent and ancient city, Mdina? Here we have some interesting facts you might not know about this unique metropolis. Mdina has fascinated tourists for years with its quiet cobbled street, overflowing history, and beautiful infrastructure. A visit to the ‘Silent City’ is on the to-do lists during any holiday here in Malta, in order to truly experience its cultural attractions and sights.
The capital city of Malta and UNESCO World Heritage Site, Valletta, has so much to offer its residents and visitors. The capital was established in the 16th century, by the Knights of St John. Primarily it was known for its museums, churches and palaces, however, nowadays, it’s also becoming a hub for high-end entertainment such as boutique hotels, lounges, shopping and fine dining restaurants.When it comes to restaurants it’s hard to go wrong in Valletta, however, depending on your taste, you might prefer some over the others. In this guide, we introduce 5 best restaurants in Valletta, that Welcome Center Malta confidently recommends.
To the northeast of Malta resides Sliema. It is beside the town of St. Julians. The town used to be where Malta's upper-class and aristocracy resided. Yet, today the area is most popular for its shopping centers, bars, restaurants, and hotels. The town got its name from a chapel, which was built in dedication to Stella Maris in 1855. The chapel was a valuable landmark to the area's fishermen. More specifically, the name is derived from the opening words of the Hail Mary, "Sliem Ghalik Marija" in Maltese. The definition of Sliem in Maltese is "Peace," or "Serenity". The town is rather large for a residential area, and its population is approximately 15,000. Many expatriates also populate the town temporarily.
On the island of Malta and north of the capital Valletta, visitors can find the town of St Julian’s – or San Gilijan – famous for its fun-filled daytime activities and a hotspot for nightlife. Though the town is small, with a population of about 8,000, its Paceville area abounds with luxurious hotels, a variety of restaurants and many trendy nightclubs. In addition, the superb summer weather ensures that visitors enjoy long walks on the seafront Promenade. On the last Sunday in August, both local people and tourists enjoy the annual feast of St Julian’s, after whom the town is named. Standing at 98 metres and the tallest building in Malta, the Portomaso Tower dominates the landscape.
The beautiful coastal town of Sliema in Malta may be just what you’re looking for. Previously a popular holiday destination among older British tourists, the coastal town has re-invented itself as a cultural hotspot attracting young, working expats who move to Sliema.
One of the liveliest parts of the Maltese islands, the city of Sliema boasts a population of 15,000. You’ll never find yourself feeling bored living in Sliema, as here you’ll find plenty of restaurants, bars, shops, cafes and hotels. Popular with locals and tourists alike, this is the shopping capital of the country, and attracts thousands of visitors on a daily basis.