Once traded for a falcon, collectively awarded the George Cross, besieged and coveted by world powers the globe over – Malta’s history is full of fascinating stories. Here are seven key moments from the tiny Mediterranean nation’s tumultuous past…
Architects given guidelines on projects next to Megalithic Temples; Karl Azzopardi; Malta Today
Kamra tal-Periti introduces rules for architects working next to Megalithic Temples…
Source: Architects given guidelines on projects next to Megalithic Temples
Valletta city guide: your weekend break sorted; Juliet Rix; The Times
The most ancient temples in the world; India Times
Since time immemorial, numerous temples have been built that are considered to be one of the greatest creations of ancient civilisation. While some were built some dynasties who had their reasons to build them, some were believed to be built due to spiritual purposes. Also, some of these ancient temples are believed to hold mysteries and secrets which are yet to be unlocked, and some are so ancient that visiting them once can not only enrich your soul, but will also offer a new perspective to your travel goals.If you want to know more, following are some of the most ancient temples in the world.
Top 10 things to see and do in Valletta, Malta; Sneha Chakraborty; The Travel Magazine
A UNESCO World Heritage Site in Valletta, finest natural harbours in the Med, classic opera in one of the oldest theatres in Europe.
The best temples in Malta: what not to miss; Juliet Rix; Bradt Guides
Malta’s temples are unique: some of the oldest stone buildings in the world and by far the most sophisticated for their time.
Source: The best temples in Malta: what not to miss | Bradt Guides
The Megalithic Temples of Malta; Ollie Wells; Ancient Encyclopaedia
Source: The Megalithic Temples of Malta
Best of Malta: Our top 7 child-friendly heritage wonders; The Malta Independent
There are plenty of temple ruins around the Maltese islands, but six, in particular, are listed in the Unesco World Heritage Site list. These are Ġgantija, Ħaġar Qim, Mnajdra, Skorba, Ta’ Ħaġrat and Tarxien.
Source: Best of Malta: Our top 7 child-friendly heritage wonders – The Malta Independent
Gozo: A fascinating island full of history and intrigue; Louise Elliott; Stoke Sentinel
Towards the end of last year – and not knowing what this year was to bring – Louise Elliott and family booked their summer holiday to the small island of Gozo, just off the coast of Malta.
Source: Gozo: A fascinating island full of history and intrigue
Gozo’s Ġgantija temples enjoy giant popularity; Keith Micallef; Times of Malta
How To Spend Your 3 Days In Valletta, Malta : What To Do And Where To Go; Kach Umandap-Howe; Two Monkeys Travel Group
Valletta, its capital, is considered as a UNESCO Heritage Fortified City which seems to Kach Umandap like an open air museum.
Source: How To Spend Your 3 Days In Valletta, Malta : What To Do And Where To Go
Malta Travel: Top things to do in Valletta, European Capital of Culture 2018; Ecophiles
Explore the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Valletta, on a new trail to see why it’s one of the hottest European city breaks. Malta travel just got easier!
Source: Malta Travel: Top things to do in Valletta, European Capital of Culture 2018
Valletta – capital of Malta: why it should be next on your list; Bronwyn Griffiths; Hostelworld
Discover why Valletta, the capital of Malta, should be next on your list. Read about what makes this small but mighty city so special, including it’s status as a UNESCO world heritage site, beautiful architecture and interesting museums. You’ll soon realise why it’s the European Capital of culture for 2018!
Source: Valletta – capital of Malta: why it should be next on your list – Hostelworld
Valletta: The Cultural Capital of Malta is a Baroque Gem; Natasha Amar; The Bohochica
Valletta is not just another European capital. Even as you first lay eyes on Valletta, the under-the-radar capital of the Mediterranean archipelago nation of…
Source: Valletta: The Cultural Capital of Malta is a Baroque Gem
Why Valletta Is Europe’s Prettiest Capital City in 32 Photos; Meeroona; Strada 2.0
Spanning breathtaking Baroque architecture and ancient fortifications bathed in golden sunshine, these photos perfectly capture the beauty of Valletta.
Source: Why Valletta Is Europe’s Prettiest Capital City in 32 Photos
Ten Tips for Visiting the Megalithic Temples of Malta & Gozo; Ethan Doyle White; Archaeology Travel
Between mainland Europe and Africa in the Mediterranean Sea lies the small island of Malta and its even smaller neighbour Gozo. These islands are best known for their megalithic temples built by Neolithic inhabitants some five to six thousand years ago. UNESCO has classified six of them as part of the ‘Megalithic Temples of Malta’ World Heritage Site. Not surprising then the temples are a popular tourist attraction. Read Ethan’s tips for visiting the megalithic temples on Malta and Gozo.
Megalithic Temples of Malta: A UNESCO World Heritage Site; Joyce Chepkemoi; WorldAtlas.com
Built between 3600 BC and 700 BC, the Megalithic Temples of Malta have been claimed as the oldest free-standing structures on Earth.
Who Built The Megalithic Temples of Malta? | Mysteries of Malta; Dave Briggs; Dave’s Travel Pages
Blog post at Dave’s Travel Pages : Who built the megalithic temples of Malta, thought to be the oldest temples in the world? We may never know for sure, but visiting the temples should definitely be on your itinerary when in Malta.
The culture of the capital; Jennifer Grech; Times of Malta
Source: The culture of the capital
UNESCO World Heritage Sites In Malta; WorldAtlas.com
The Mediterranean island nation’s rich cultural heritage spans thousands of years of recorded human history.
Malta, officially known as the Republic of Malta, is an island nation composed of an archipelago in the central portion of the Mediterranean Sea. There are only three large islands in the archipelago which are inhabited, in addition to several smaller, uninhabited islands. It covers an area of 122 square miles with a population of 450,000, and its closest neighbors are Italy, Tunisia, and Libya. It is one of the smallest countries in the world with its two official languages being Maltese and English. The country’s climate is mainly Mediterranean with four season with mild winters, warm to hot summers, rainy autumn, and spring.