Situated in the Mediterranean Sea, just south of the Italian island, Sicily, the Republic of Malta has been drawing tourists for quite some time. Widely known for its culture, history and romantic atmosphere, this island country can be regarded as a great traveling location. Here are three of the most important places to visit when arriving in Malta.
Mdina and Rabat
Also called the Silent city, Mdina is a city which impresses all visitors through its amazing history. A fortified town, with a medieval architecture, Mdina has not changed much in the pasted 1000 years. A walk trough the stone buildings allows tourists to enter another world. Because many people decided to move to Vittoriosa, this city was left with a population of 300 people. Rabat, on the other hand, is the next neighborhood, not so attractive, but bearing a charm of its own, especially if you decide to pay a visit to the catacombs of the St. Paul Cathedral. A travel guide to Mdina will recommend you to visit the dungeon and the Domus Romana as well and if you have enough time you should definitely follow this tip, because you will certainly enjoy the experience.
The attractive Sliema
If you are looking for a night out in the beautiful country of Malta, then you should definitely consider Sliema, as a greatly touristic area. Full of hotels, cafes, restaurants and shops, Sliema offers all tourists an amazing view of the Mediterranean Sea, having two waterfronts. However, this area holds no beaches, only cliffs and rocks, which creates a breathtaking sight, but a bit unpractical for water enthusiasts. Still, you can find a small beach in St. Julian’ s. If you are looking to get to know what Malta understands in matters of nightlife, then you should start walking from Sliema to Paceville. The distance is short, so this stroll shouldn’t tire you down. The three areas are close to one another, therefore all tourists coming to Malta will be fully satisfied. It is very easy to come here, as all you have to do is to take the ferry from Valletta to Sliema. The entire trip will last only a few minutes, so you don’t have to worry about getting sea sick.
The capital of Malta, Valletta
Valletta holds something rare in today’ world, a charm which cannot be easily found anywhere else. Being an UNESCO site, this small city guards a valuable historical heritage. Valletta will amaze you through the way in which modern society can mix with medieval architecture. With a population of only 7000 people, Valletta has a large number of palaces like the Auberge d’Aragon, Auberge de Castille or the Grandmaster’s Palace, which is now the House of representatives, all being worth visiting. The Renaissance style and the Venetian details, all come together and create an amazing location. Gardens, the National Opera, museums, Valletta is full of touristic attractions, which can be easily noticed by travelers.
All in all, Malta is where any tourist can meet history and feel as if he has entered a familiar, yet one of a kind world. Perfectly combining modern artifacts with cultural buildings of a rare beauty is what this island country offers you.