Last Wednesday Quandie shared just the morning of her recent visit to Malta. After enjoying a little coffee break at Caffe Cordina, she met up with the driver and headed toward Ħaġar Qim next. She made a quick pit stop along the way to see the Blue Grotto, a collection of sea caverns on the south east coast of Malta.
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!
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.
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 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.
The Ggantija Temples in Xaghra, Gozo, are one of the most important archaeological sites in the Maltese Islands. Their listing on the UNESCO World Heritage List makes them a site of universal significance.