Malta is an island country of the European Union that you will have heard on more than one occasion as a tourist destination. It is ideal for those who travel in search of sun and beach, but also for those who want to soak up their culture without losing the opportunity to enjoy the events that are held there year after year.
Valletta, being its capital, is the best-known city in Malta. However, it is worth knowing its most beautiful towns , since thanks to them you will take a very good memory of a getaway or a vacation to this Mediterranean destination.
La Senglea is a town that has been able to resist the various sieges to which it has been subjected throughout its history. Hence, it is considered "the invincible city", since there are many parts that remain intact. You can walk it in a short time starting with Settembru , which is the main street. You cannot miss the views from the top of Forti San Mikel, a 16th century fortification that not only allows you to see Senglea, but also witnesses what happens in Valletta and Vittoriosa.
Xlendi is a beach town where they exist, but that does not mean that it is not worth getting lost in its old streets. It is in the Gozo area and we could define it as a charming fishing village, with bars and restaurants where you can savor the best bites of the Mediterranean .
It is estimated that it was founded by the Phoenicians in 700 BC , which tells a lot about the history it accumulates. It became the capital of Malta for a long time because it was easy to protect it, as it was not located on the coast like Valletta. Its Baroque architecture buildings will invite you to take your camera, while in its typical craft shops you will find the best souvenirs in the country.
It is in the center of Malta, so it is not a town that enjoys the same popularity as those with a beach. Despite this, its 10,000 inhabitants are proud to be part of what is known as " The Three Cities ", which also includes Balzan and Lija.
Marsaxlokk is easily recognized by the pretty , colorfully painted boats that float in its bay, where uproar and wars have given way to tranquility and enjoyment. In addition, life is lived with intensity thanks to the markets that are organized in its streets.
It is a quite important town within Malta, something that one realizes as soon as you contemplate the Fort of San Ángel . In addition, its old town is wonderful and explains why one fine day it became the capital of Malta, replacing Mdina.
It is on the island of Gozo and it is one of those towns that must be recommended to everyone who is preparing their holidays in Malta. Why? For its beautiful bay, with boats in which more than one would like to get on to discover each and every one of the corners of this small European country. The houses also take their part of prominence, since their facades show colors that are difficult to ignore.
To speak of Bormla is to speak of countless battles that were fought for different causes. Luckily, that today is too far away and in, which is how the town was previously known, the Firenzuola and Margherita Fortifications see celebrations and commercial pacts that explain why it is one of the most prosperous places in Malta.
What most attracts the attention of the tourist of Ghaxaq is the parish church of Santa María , a building of considerable height that shows how important religion is in this town. It is not the only one in those parts, although the rest are smaller and more discreet. The house of the shells is another of the places that you should mark in fluorescent not to miss it.
It is a very traditional Maltese town in which the passion for fishing is noticeable, although it is no longer carried out with the same intensity as years ago. It is highly recommended to go there at the end of July, since it is when the Fiesta de Santa Ana is celebrated.
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