Category Archives: Malta

Tarxien Temples: This Megalithic Complex is the Height of Temple Building in Prehistoric Malta; SteveW; Galactic Connection


Malta – Megalithic Temples of Malta

A group of enormous megalithic structures stand tall in Tarxien, on the southeastern part of the main island of Malta. Called the Tarxien Temples, the huge structures remain as a testament to the architectural, artistic, and technological abilities of the ancient islanders who constructed them.

The Tarxien Temples have been dated to the Temple Period (which lies between the Neolithic period and the Bronze Age). This temple complex is one of six sites that form the UNESCO World Heritage Site known as the Megalithic Temples of Malta (the other five being Ġgantija, Ħaġar Qim, Mnajdra, Skorba and Ta’ Ħaġrat).

THE LARGEST KNOWN PREHISTORIC SITE IN MALTA

The Tarxien Temples consists of four structures built out of enormous stone blocks. It is the largest known prehistoric site in Malta.

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Cheap Flights to Malta from $537; Skyscanner


Malta – City of Valletta

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Quintessentially Mediterranean, Malta is a blend of European, North African and Arabic cultures. With lovely beaches, fascinating history and beautiful ancient architecture, this little island has a lot to offer. With one major international airport, grab a flight deal to Malta and explore this Mediterranean gem.

Capital city Valetta is buzzing and cultural, and has had UNESCO World Heritage status for years. Take in the amazing views over Grand Harbor from Upper Barrakka Gardens. Visit the Church of St Paul’s Shipwreck, for an insight into the religious history of this Saint.

Ancient capital Mdina is filled with UNESCO World Heritage sites of Neolithic architecture. This elegant city is beautiful and charming, and Malta’s cultural capital.

 

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The Epic Beauty Of Malta Is A Must-See For Anyone Who Loves To Travel; Claire Murrihy; Evoke


Malta – Megalithic Temples of Malta

The historical island of Malta is a glorious tour of fascinating history, breathtaking architecture and stunning sights around every corner!

Stepping outside the Hotel Fortina on the first morning of my trip to Malta, the capital city of Valetta sparkles at me from across a short expanse of shining blue sea.

If it weren’t for three speedboats carving a path through the slightly choppy water, I would swear I was looking at a scene from Game of Thrones!

We arrived late the night before so it’s only on this glorious morning that I can truly appreciate the warmth, colour and sheer beauty of where I am.

After an early (and delicious!) lunch of tuna steak, wine and Eton Mess in Trabuxu, we were transported to the city of Valletta to see St. John’s Co-Cathedral.

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10 Reasons To Add Malta To Your Bucket List; Alexis Zahner; HuffPost UK


Malta – City of Valletta

Malta is the gem of the Mediterranean Sea. This beautiful island country boasts balmy weather, azure waters and a vibrant culture unlike anywhere else.

To describe it to another, simply imagine one of the friendliest places you’ve ever been, where you’ll find the locals always put lifestyle before work and the weather is almost always sunshine.

Not only is Malta famed for its laid back locals and year round good weather, but this cultural hub boasts more historical and cultural significance packed per square metre into its tiny islands than anywhere else in Europe.

From prehistoric temples and hundreds of years old churches, to natural landscapes carved by Mother Nature over thousands of years, whether it’s history you want to discover or just the best beaches to relax, you can do it all in Malta.

1. The Culture is Incredible

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10 of the best places to retire abroad; Richard Eisenberg; MarketWatch


Malta – City of Valletta

Europe, Mexico and Malaysia are improving for retirees, as parts of Latin America grow more expensive.

Affordability, safety, health care and culture make these places enticing.

I suspect that when Americans think about retiring abroad, they focus on Latin American countries, due to proximity and because places like Panama, Belize, Costa Rica and the Dominican Republic usually show up on Best Places to Retire Abroad lists. Well, you won’t find any of those four countries in the Top 10 of The World’s Best Places to Retire in 2017 from Live and Invest Overseas.

What you will find is a preponderance of Europe (six of the Top 10) plus a smattering of Mexico (two places) and Asia (two places, both in Malaysia).

Another surprise: eight of those didn’t even make the Top 10 in the 2016 list from Live and Invest Overseas.

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18 Incredible Things You Have To See And Do In Malta And Gozo; Yaya & Lloyd; Hand Luggage Only


Malta – City of Valletta

Perched in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea, the country of Malta is a stunning little archipelago that sits neatly, just south of Sicily and just shy of Tunisia to the north. This nation of islands is one gorgeous place you should visit, especially for its UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Stunning fishing villages and natural vistas.

Obviously, spending a day or two in Malta just isn’t enough and if you want to pack in lots of Maltese experiences, I’d definitely recommend 5-7 days. On my last trip to Malta, I spent 5 nights on Malta itself and a full day exploring the beauty of Gozo, the nearby island that is easily reached by boat.

Anyway, I’m rambling as usual! Take a look at some of the very best places you should definitely see whilst visiting Malta.

1.) Dive to see the fallen Azure Window, Gozo

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Malta Bucket List: 14 of the BEST Things to Do; Annette; Bucket List Journal


Malta – City of Valletta

Hmmm. Malta? Isn’t that a part of Italy, somewhere near Sicily? This is what many people think, but that’s only half right. Malta is an archipelago that lies between Sicily and the Northern African coast. It is packed with interesting architecture, brilliant turquoise sea, charming cities and a laid-back vibe.

I predict that Malta is going to be the next hotspot, much like Croatia is now. So, you gotta go before that happens. And when you do, don’t miss these best things to do in Malta.

WHAT TO SEE + DO

1. Eat Fish in Marsaxlokk

Marsaxlokk (pronounced marsa-schlock) is a traditional fishing village where colorful boats clutter the bay and the shore facing street is lined with fresh fish restaurants.

Popular amongst tourists, it’s best to go to Marsaxlokk on Sunday when the open-air local fish market sells the morning catch.

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