Valletta: View of the city from Sliema

Valletta, the capital city, contains the cathedral, the museum and the auberges of the Knights of St. John. Enclosed within its massive battlements is a grid of narrow streets and laneways and few people actually live there. Hotels, restaurants and any sort of night life are found in suburbs such as Sliema across Marsamxett Harbour.

 

Street Scene

The Pub

Palace of the Grand Master

 

Valetta. The Lower Barrakka Gardens

The Barrakka Gardens (both Upper and Lower) are in the corners of the battlements, overlooking the Grand Harbour. They provide a pleasant escape from the day-to-day.
 

Co-Cathedral

Statue of the Goddess in the Archaeological Museum

 

Xemxija

Xemxija is located to the west of Valletta, overlooking Saint Paul's Bay (he was shipwrecked here, according to legend). The cemetery is located right on the edge of the modern town.

Early Neolithic Tombs at Xemxija

The tombs at Xemxija are the earliest found so far in Malta. They are simple, kidney-shaped chambers, hewn out of the soft limestone and many feel that the layout of the later temples was inspired by them. Here Meg is showing them to members of the group while Mary-Ellen is checking one out for size.

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Valletta & Xemxija
Mosta, Tarxien & Marasxlokk
Gozo & The Blue Grotto
Mdina, Naxxar & Victory Day
Hagar Qim & Mnajdra
Harbour Cruise
The Three Cities

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Megalithic Temples of Malta

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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