Prehistoric boulders, medieval castles, Renaissance statues, beautiful beaches, bright local color and one of the most beautiful Mediterranean ports bring every summer in this tiny country, whose charm is inversely proportional to its size (316 sq. Km and all all), thousands of tourists.
In the heart of the Mediterranean, and one of the seven cluster Islands (inhabited only Malta, Gozo and Comino), a rare crossroads of cultures and counts more than 7000 years history. In these islands developed significant prehistoric civilization before the arrival of the Phoenicians, who named the principal of these Malat (Safe Harbor). There were for centuries the seat of the Knights of St. John and then part of the British Empire. And of course all o
f these influences are visible everywhere you look - from the medieval towns (with characteristic beautiful old capital Mdina) until the old Mini Cooper and other English cars will find anywhere on the island. The capital Valletta, the first European city built after the project (the 16th century), remains to this day one of the most beautiful and prestigious cities and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Spend a few hours to wander the streets, admire the beautiful buildings and enjoy the stunning views from the gardens Upper Barrakka. Enjoy the tranquility and beauty, cool off in the many fountains and listen noon cannon, which will remind you of the military past of the country
At night, now, choose one of the many wine bars with the amazing local wines. On the southeastern side of the Grand Harbour are peninsulas Vittoriosia and Senglea with their castles, fascinating region of the Three Cities (Vittoriosa, Senglea and Cospicua), the Inquisitor's Palace, the Maritime Museum and Fort Ricasoli, which have been filmed several Hollywood blockbusters (such as "Troy" and "Gladiator"). The small observatory at the end of Senglea peninsula is popular attraction due to its excellent view.
The suburb Paolo (2 km. Southwest of Cospicua) is worth a visit because of the important archaeological sites: Tarxien temples and underground necropolis Hal Saflienti Hypogeum was discovered in 1902 (it is advisable to book before you even arrive in Malta). The most important archaeological sites of the island also includes temples Ggantija (in Gozo) and Hagar Quim (village Qrendi).
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